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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chemistry

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Undergraduates - Senior

We will support ~10 undergraduates from institutions outside of Colorado State University and several CSU undergraduates as they pursue independent research projects in chemistry, materials science and nanotechnology. Students will be involved in exciting cutting-edge projects. They will learn how to formulate and test hypotheses as well as perform experiments and computations, collect and analyze data, and develop interpretations for those results. During the course of these studies, the research participants will make use of state-of-the-art techniques and instrumentation available in our department.

The main focus of this 10-week summer program is the research that each undergraduate student performs under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Undergraduate student participants work in the faculty mentor’s laboratory and participate fully in the research group activities. Frequently, a graduate student or postdoctoral associate will mentor REU students in addition to regular contact with the faculty advisor.

Students receive a stipend of at least $5,000 for the 10-week summer program. In addition, the program covers the cost of the double-occupancy modern dormitory accommodations with full board (worth an additional ~$2,500 for the summer).

Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
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Participating Institution(s):
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Colorado State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering

Materials Chemistry

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

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