Applications sought for water research project in Czech Republic

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Applications sought for water research project in Czech Republic

Thanks to grants from the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, eight UNL students are working on projects to contribute to a more water and food secure world.

Applications are being accepted for science and engineering students who wish to conduct collaborative research in the Czech Republic this summer.

The applications are part of the International Research Experience for Students, a program offered through the National Science Foundation. UNL and Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, have partnered for research on “Vadose Zone for Understanding Water and Chemical Transport at Various Scales.” Applications are being sought for the program will be held at CTU June 5 to July 29.

IRES is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students majoring in science or engineering,” said Chittaranjan Ray, director of the Nebraska Water Center.

Participants will live on-campus in CTU dormitories and will work collaboratively with Czech students and researchers in the laboratory and at field sites within various watersheds in the Czech Republic. Students will also analyze data for pore structure for undisturbed soil cores to examine preferential flow pathway and measure hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils in the field.

Students selected for the program will receive a $350 per week living allowance, $550 per week stipend, and round trip airfare to Prague. Cultural activities and travel within the Czech Republic are included.

Ray is leading the program in collaboration with Michal Snehota and Martin Sanda at CTU

Program applications must include: a completed application form, essay describing reasons for interest in the program and any previous research experience, college transcripts and two letters of recommendation. The application deadline is Feb. 29.

For more information on IRES and, the application process, click here.

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