Our friends at Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon are looking for an undergraduate engineer to help with design and testing of biomass cookstoves this summer. Working with a second intern from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, the interns will conduct water boiling tests (WBT) of cook stoves using the ARC Laboratory Emissions Monitoring System (LEMS), process data from tests using MS Excel, maintain the test fuel supply, and maintain the LEMS. Maintenance activities include cleaning, calibration, leak checks, filter weighing, and desiccant replacement. Test fuel needs to be cut to size, made into kindling, and have its moisture content monitored. During the annual week-long summer workshop at ARC, the interns will work in the lab to run emissions tests for the participants, and to process and report on the data.
Upon completion of the testing, the interns will work with ARC staff and OSU's Dr. Nordica MacCarty to write and publish a journal article on the results. The internship is unpaid but living space will be provided on the forested ARC campus.
Please contact Dr. Nordica MacCarty with questions or to apply.