China's Environmental Challenges: Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantships in China
The Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment, based at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has developed unique summer opportunities in the past years for Harvard undergraduates to travel to China to learn about and experience firsthand the international dimensions of environmental and climate challenges. All past student participants received full funding from the Harvard Global Institute as part of a grant to the Harvard-China Project.
Last year, eight undergraduates undertook summer-long research assistantships arranged by the Harvard-China Project at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Our students worked in the labs of English-speaking faculty advisors on an array of environmental topics ranging from ozone effects on crops, to the potential of algae as a zero-carbon energy source, to the economic challenges of China’s carbon trading scheme. Some also ventured to rural Shanxi province to participate in a field project building groundwater arsenic filters for local villagers. Read the Gazette’s interview with our students about their experiences.
Depending on the level of interest among Harvard students and availability of our Chinese institutional partners, the China Project is likely to offer a summer opportunity in 2019 similar to the one last year. More details will be announced by late December 2018.
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About the 2018 Program
Interested in learning more about the 2018 program? Visit the Harvard Gazette summary, which featured students' perspectives on their research experiences.
Contact Tiffany Chan, Program Manager at the Harvard-China Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org