Deadline for Application – February 15.
Active hands-on research infuses the traditional undergraduate curriculum with excitement. These experiences provide a glimpse into the life of a scientific researcher and opportunities to meet and work with world-renowned scientists. The center offers the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, under the leadership of Professor Mark Hersam, each summer.
The REU program is held for a 9-week period over the summer. Participants engage in full-time research on a nanotechnology-related topic. Regular group meetings give students opportunities to share their progress along the way, and gain a broad overview of a wide array of scientific projects. Additional activities include special lectures, field trips, a public speaking seminar, technical writing workshops, summer picnic, and tours of facilities and laboratories.
At the end of the summer, each participant completes a substantive research paper which is submitted for publication in Nanoscape – the first undergraduate journal of nanotechnology in the country and participate in the peer-review process.
A closing symposium completes the experience.
Eligibility and Application Process