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Research Experience for Undergraduates: Sensors and Sensing: From Molecules to Applications

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Academic Level:
Undergraduate Students

A new REU site based at the Chemistry & Biochemistry department at Florida International University aims to support research projects for nine students during a 10-week period, starting in the Summer of 2013. Students will pursue team-oriented summer projects in the interdisciplinary field of sensing, participate in seminars and workshops, present their work within and outside their scientific teams in widely-attended venues at the FIU campus, and be encouraged to pursue a career in research and discovery. Emphasis will be placed both on rigorous scientific training, and the immersion of students in an environment connecting scientific research with the real world, through faculty and peer mentorship and their involvement in graduate student life. Within the interdisciplinary area of sensing the students will participate in projects across analytical/environmental, biological, inorganic, organic, physical/theoretical, and forensic chemistry, as outlined b y representative student projects. The tradition of our department in high-quality undergraduate research and education of minority students has recently been matched by our successes in attracting major funding from federal agencies and industry and by state-of-the-art instrumentation.

As the major public research university in South Florida, FIU has a unique and exemplary record of attracting, retaining, and graduating large numbers of students from minority groups. We anticipate that our REU site will expand this success to underrepresented students outside FIU who attend colleges with little research capability. The summer projects are designed to give the students flexibility and initiative, and to excite beginning researchers with the vision of becoming independent investigators.

Participating Institution(s):
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Florida International University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Medical & Life Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Medical Sciences
Optics & Photonics
Sensor Science & Engineering
STEM Fields

Analytical Chemistry
Computational Modeling
Environmental Chemistry
Forensic Science
Inorganic Chemistry
Molecular Imaging
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Sensor Applications

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

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