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Research Triangle Materials Research and Science Engineering Center Summer REU Program

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The Triangle MRSEC focuses on studying programmed assembly of soft matter, inventing materials that have never before existed and creating new ways to use those materials. Join our collaborative and interdisciplinary center for an exciting Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Oustanding undergraduates will paraticipate in a nine-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development opportunities, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Each student will participate in an innovative research project that probes fundamental aspects of experimental and/or theoretical soft matter science under the guidance of a faculty and a graduate student mentor. Each REU project is designed to involve the student in all aspects of research, from project planning and experimental design to data analysis and presentation. Triangle MRSEC REU students have access to state-of-the art facilities and resources at Duke and NCSU, participate in several professional development and networking activities, and conduct research in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Stipend Includes;

-9 weeks housing on Duke's or North Carolina State University's campus

-$4200 stipend

-Up to $400 towards travel costs


All applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents and have health insurance coverage. Students entering their junior or senior year will be given preference, but exceptional entering sophomores will be considered.

Participating Institution(s):
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Duke University (Lead)
North Carolina State University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Applied Physics
Computational Modeling
Material Design
Materials Chemistry
Materials Processing
Materials Theory
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 6/26/2017
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