The objective of the program is to expose high school students to the exciting and rewarding world of engineering research and education and to provide the educational foundations necessary for the development of tomorrow's outstanding researchers, engineers and scientists. This will be an opportunity for high achieving high school students to participate in a five week funded research in energy and environment at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research and Services (CEERS) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The participants will work side-by-side with CEERS graduate students and professors on research projects related to air and water pollutions, mitigation processes, energy resources and productions, and related developments. The program involves briefing on specific aspects of the research topic, review of background materials, required tasks for the project, implementation, and a final technical report. The projects will be selected either by CEERS faculty in consultation with CEERS advisory board and sponsored agency or by the sponsored agency in consultation with CEERS faculty members.
All students will receive stipends for their contributions to the research projects. The stipend is $800 for each student. In addition, each participant will receive a certificate of participation from CEERS.
For summer 2007, 8 students were selected from advanced programs from Long Beach Poly, Lakewood high, Millikan high, Wilson high, and Whitney high. The students work from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Thursday from June 25 through July 27. The 2007 summer program is supported by funds and grants from ASHRAE southern California chapter, LB Transit, JetBlue, Long Beach airport, and P2S Engineering.