Friday, May 22, 2009

Ellzey Group continues partnership with University of Edinburgh

This summer Ellzey group member Tommy Browder will be traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland to work with Dr. Guillermo Rein at the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering. Tommy, who has been studying abroad in Sweden, should arrive in Edinburgh in the next month. His trip is the second undergraduate research internship opportunity that Ellzey group memebers have taken with the University of Edinburgh. Last summer, Liane Miller and Casey Zak worked with Dr. Rein and Dr. Christine Switzer on a soil remediation process that utilized their knowledge of porous media (PM) combustion. These undergraduate internships help establish ties between distant institutions and allow the participants to explore new research areas. It also gives them the opportunity to experience other cultures and in this case explore the beautiful city of Edinburgh and Scotland as a whole.

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