Marine Science and Engineering in China
Sponsored by National Science Foundation
in cooperation with Dalian University of Technology and Ocean University of China

This program has been closed.The new program for Materials Study in China is at

For the 2009 summer, projects in Marine Science & Engineering will be located at Dalian University of Technology and Advanced Material Science projects will be located at Tsinghua University cosponsered by Corning Research China, Corning, Inc.


"The international dimension of the National Science Foundation's mission is to advance U.S. science and engineering through international activities consistent with the increasingly global nature of research and education and to ensure that U.S. scientists and engineers develop the international experience and capabilities to support and participate in these activities." - NSF Mission Statement


Program Directors

Professors Hung Tao Shen & Hayley Shen
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Clarkson University Email: or
Phone: (315) 268-6606 or 6614

Brief Program Information
  • 11-week ( May 27 to Aug. 6) summer research program in Marine Science and Engineering and Advanced Materials.
  • Research topics include oceanography, structure engineering, coastal engineering, material science,
  • environmental science, and others.
  • Each student will receive a stipend of $3,000, plus domestic and international travel expenses, and room & board.
  • Students don't need to know Chinese. Students will communicate with research mentors in English.

Who should apply Highly motivated undergraduate students in Engineering and Science, who are interested in gaining first hand research and international experience at top research universities in China. (Application Deadline: March 5, 2009)

Please email Drs. Hung Tao Shen or Hayley Shen, Program Directors, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.