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Research Experience for Undergraduates Program: Microscopy and Microanalysis in Multidisciplinary Research


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Description:
PSU's Research Experience for Undergraduates program provides opportunities for undergraduate students - with an emphasis on underrepresented minorities, females, and veterans of the US armed forces - to be involved in research projects with the faculty at Portland State University.

This program allows students to quickly engage in actual research work in a multidisciplinary environment, while training them in an important skill: microscopy and microanalysis techniques for materials characterization. The goal of the summer program is to provide research opportunities to students who do not have access to advanced facilities at their home institution. We strive to motivate students to pursue advanced degrees and research careers in science and engineering fields.

This REU summer program consists of eight weeks of full-time (40 hours per week) research, a week-long training course at the beginning of the program, and practical seminars throughout the summer. There are regular group meetings for participants to connect with one another and share their research, as well as a field trip to visit several local high-tech companies such as FEI Company, Intel, and Nike In-house Manufacturing. Participants will give a formal presentation at the end of the summer during the REU Symposium and write a research paper for possible publication.
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 3/6/2017
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Program Dates: 6/19/2017 - 8/11/2017

Participating Institution(s):
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Portland State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemistry
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Geological Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Nanotechnology
Physics
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Alternative Energy
Biofuels
Mass Spectrometry Techniques
Microscopy
Nanobiotechnology
Nanocharacterization
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Nanoparticle Synthesis

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


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