As part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, organized by the University of Maine (USA), two foreign students joined the Biomaterials Department of UDT this June 10th.

At the same time, two students of the Universidad de Concepción are conducting a research stay at the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute of that University.

It should be noted that REU is a 10-week initiative funded by the National Science Foundation, which involves 15 students from different universities in the U.S. and two from the Universidad de Concepción.

The program is known for offering the opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct research on issues related to sustainable product development and generation of biofuels from biomass.

The students who joined UDT are Karla Ramos from Chemical Engineering, and Bruno Rodriguez from Industrial Biotechnology, both from the University of Puerto Rico.

On the other hand, the students from the Universidad de Concepción who are working at the University of Maine are Constanza Bizama and Sebastian Quevedo, both from Chemical Engineering.

During the last week of the program, between August 1 and 7, students and professors will travel from the U.S. to Concepcion to visit the Bio – Bio Region.