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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates


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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The NU-Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Summer REU program is a 9 week interdisciplinary program focused on multi-functional nanoscale material structures. Over 30 faculty from 7 different departments are involved. REU students will have the opportunity to contribute to a research project led by a center faculty member and will participate in interdisciplinary research group meetings, expanding their science and engineering experience into a range of fields. Students with an interest in nanomaterials and majoring in a science or engineering field are encouraged to apply. Each student will be assigned to a graduate student or post-doctoral associate mentor who will work closely with them.

For an overview of Center research, please visit our research section. A list of some previous projects is also available. Each summer, a range of projects is available in both experimental and theoretical/simulation fields.

At the end of the REU program, the participants will write a technical paper and give a 15-minute oral presentation on their research at a symposium open to the public. Other program activities include a field trip to a national or industrial lab, a picnic for social networking, a panel discussion on graduate school admissions, and seminars by Northwestern faculty and graduate students.

Chicago is only a half an hour away with easily accessible public transportation, and city events such as the Taste of Chicago take place throughout the summer.

REU participants receive a stipend of $4,500, plus on-campus housing and a travel allowance. Since our start date is later than most other REU programs, this is the perfect summer program for students whose schools are on the quarter-system!


Application Deadline: 2/19/2022

Program Dates: 6/13/2022 - 8/12/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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Northwestern University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioengineering
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Nanotechnology
Physics

Keywords:
Ceramic Engineering & Technology
Material Design
Materials Chemistry
Molecular Biophysics
Nanobiotechnology
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Nanophysics
Nanoscale Devices
Nanostructural Materials

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


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