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Interdisciplinary Research Experiences at the Interface of Nanotechnology and Biomedicine


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

Description:
The REU program will provide an interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and biomedicine to undergraduate students from other institutions, leveraging the diverse interdisciplinary expertise, resources, and training opportunities in this area at University of Georgia (UGA).

Each participant will receive a $5,000 stipend toward food and expenses, travel money up to the program limit, a shared dorm room on the same floor with the NSF funded REU programs at UGA, free transportation on campus, lab safety training and preparation to work in any type of scientific lab.

Students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects that apply nanotechnology to specific biomedical questions. Each REU student will be co-mentored by paired faculty from the nanotechnology and biomedical disciplines on a collaborative research project. Individual posters will be completed, and there will be a poster session at the conclusion of the 10-week program. Work with the faculty mentors can continue during the coming academic year and eventually result in a publishable work.

In addition to a total-immersion, hands-on research experience, students will participate in enriching activities that will include an ethics-in-science workshop; weekly lunch presentations on the opportunities in interdisciplinary research, and what to expect in graduate school; a career workshop; research seminars; tours to UGA research facilities; participation in a regional summer symposium in nanotechnology and biomedicine; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Weekly seminars are held with the potential faculty mentors for the individual lab section of the program giving a brief review of their work. From these talks the participants will request the areas they would like to do research in during the individual portion of the program.

The program will begin in May and end in July. Participants will be expected to participate in research at least 40 hours per week. Students may not enroll in classes or hold outside employment during the program. All participants are expected to stay for the full 10 weeks.

Participants are encouraged to take their personal poster/Power Point presentation back to their institution either to use at student seminars, other professional meetings during the year or to complete an undergraduate or honors thesis.


Application Deadline: 2/11/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Georgia (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioengineering
Biomedical Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Nanotechnology
Physics

Keywords:
Nanobiomaterials
Nanobiotechnology
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Nanomedicine
Nanoparticle Synthesis
Nanostructural Materials

Questions about this program?
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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 11/8/2017
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