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June 22, 2006

Co-op Opportunity for Freshman and Sophomore ME Students

Dear Mechanical Engineering students,

I hope you are all having a good summer. I am forwarding a co-op opportunity at NIST for freshman and sophomore level mechanical engineering students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Interested Candidates should email their resumes to Ms. Miryn Alcantara in The Shriver Center at alcantar@umbc.edu by JULY 21, 2006.

Best regards,

Dr. Panos Charalambides

(Please click on "Continue Reading" link below to read the email from Ms. Miryn Alcantara)

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Panos,

Hope the summer is treating you well. I got this request from NIST and was wondering if you could forward it along to the your listserv?

Thank you in advance,
Miryn

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The Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology located in Gaithersburg, MD is recruiting freshman and sophomore level mechanical engineering students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for their Co-op Program. US Citizens only.

The projects that co-ops may support include:
1. Solar Energy: studies to evaluate and characterize the electrical and thermal performance of solar photovoltaic panels for building-integrated applications
2. Fuel Cells: the development of test procedures to gauge the energy efficiency of fuel cells in building applications
3. Thermal conductivity: thermal conductivity measurements of building materials using as many as five different types of apparatus, including the nation's standard
4. Wireless Sensors: development of wireless sensor networks for monitoring the condition of buildings.
5. Appliance Efficiency: the development of methods for testing and rating air conditioners, heat pumps, and water heaters; occasionally, an interval of lab testing a particular type of appliance is required

Co-ops work closely with project engineers and are primarily tasked with running tests and performing follow-up data analysis. Co-ops help with fabricating, instrumenting, and maintaining test facilities. Co-ops are also called on to do periodic instrument calibrations and computer programming. Responsibilities increase with successive terms, and the significant role played by co-ops in the group is demonstrated by several recent technical publications co- authored by students. The Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group seeks to employ 2 to 3 students each semester.

Interested Candidates should email their resumes to Miryn Alcantara in The Shriver Center at alcantar@umbc.edu by JULY 21, 2006

Posted by champ at June 22, 2006 2:58 AM

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