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Singh Center for Nanotechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates


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

Description:
The Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania seeks highly qualified and motivated undergraduate applicants for its Research for Undergraduate Experience (REU) Program.

This 10-week program is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to work with scientists on the cutting-edge of nanoscale research. The Singh Center is centered around four major research facilities, all featuring state-of-the-art equipment for nanoscale characterization, measurement, and fabrication: the Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility, the Nanoscale Characterization Facility, the Scanning and Local Probe Facility, and the Material Property Measurement Facility.

Summer projects will include the traditional REU-model project, ones in which students work on a research project within a Penn faculty member’s lab, as well as unique project opportunities to work on research originating from the Singh Center research facilities themselves. Students will be matched to projects based on their background, interests and the projects’ needs and requirements. All projects will provide the opportunity to learn next-generation nanotechnology approaches and to develop experience working in at least one of the research facilities using state-of-the-art equipment. Students will gain experience with substantial aspects of doing science: experimental design, data collection and communication of results. Students will also participate in activities that complement the lab research and help to develop broader scientific and career skills: seminars, paper discussions, career sessions and skills workshops.

Student participants will earn a $5500 stipend (before taxes, paid in installments), and will be housed within walking distance of the university with housing provided by the program. In addition, up to $500 in travel costs to Philadelphia may be eligible for reimbursement. Philadelphia is an exciting place to live for the summer, with many social and recreational activities.


Participating Institution(s):
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University of Pennsylvania

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

Keywords:
Integrative Nanoscience & Microsystems
Nanobiology
Nanobiomaterials
Nanobiotechnology
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Nanomedicine

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


Page last updated 1/17/2017
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