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Interdisciplinary Materials Research, Research Experience for Undergraduates

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an IBP member program

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 - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The REU Program is principally focused on providing students with the opportunity to perform research at the forefront of materials science and engineering. Potential projects span a broad range of topics under the guidance of faculty from the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Biochemistry, and Microbiology. The available research topics are chosen to complement the research of associated faculty.

In order to be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Those students selected for the program will receive a stipend worth nearly $6500. The students will also be provided free housing (with their own bedroom) in University Housing. (The interns are expected to pay for their own meals.) Students are also provided with a travel allowance of $800.00, to help defray the cost of traveling to and from SIUC or to travel to a scientific conference. A $1000 research allowance is also provided to support each student's research project.

Participating Institution(s):
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Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Environmental Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
STEM Fields

Computational Modeling
Condensed Matter Physics
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mass Spectrometry Techniques
Materials Chemistry
Materials Processing
Materials Theory
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Physical Chemistry
Physical Sciences

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

Page last updated 3/5/2024
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