The Taste of Research program was set-up by UNSW Engineering to allow undergraduate students to work with a research group to understand what real research is about at university and in industry.
The program gives second and third year students the chance to do a 45 days project with an existing research team within the Faculty and receive a tax exempt allowance of about $5000 in total period of 45 days projects. It is also a possibility for students to continue the TOR project for thesis A.
There are various projects on offer each year. To visit the full lists go to Faculty's webpage: Taste of Research Scholarships Summer 2018/2018 page
The program is open to local and international students who meet the following criteria:
- Be a high achieving second or third year undergraduate student enrolled in a full-time program
- Be enrolled in a relevant program at UNSW
- Submit an online application form
Receive $5,000 in total period of 45 days projects (tax exempt)
UNSW Engineering students may use their Taste of Research Scholarship to contribute towards their industrial training (up to 6 weeks)
Each applicant will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, interest in undertaking research activities, and intended career plans. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview before being made an offer.
The scholarships are available in a variety of research areas for a period of 45 days.
How to Apply
Summer Applications open now and close on 28 September 2018.
To find out more about doing TOR research in Particle and Catalyst Research Group and how to apply for TOR scholarships, contact: Mandalena Hermawan (Partcat's contact) or Alman Yeung (TOR Engineering's contact)
PartCat Taste of Research Project for 2018/2019
The following projects are offered for Summer 2018/2019 - please note that PartCat may have additional project not listed in the Taste of Research Scholarship page, but available for enthusiastic students who are keen to explore research in the area of renewable energy and environment.
- A study of advanced oxidation process for the removal of organic contaminants from water
- Converting CO2 to fuels using plasma
- Gas Diffusion Electrodes for continuous electrochemical CO2 reduction to chemical feedstock
- Lighting the way: Enhanced dry reforming using light
- Making clean fuel with inert support - producing hydrogen from organics with SiO2
- Probing plasma methanation via artificial intelligence