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MacREU R'side - Undergraduate summer research in the growth and application of thin films or monolayer materials

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MacREU R'side provides research opportunities for undergraduate students. All research projects are related to the growth and application of thin films or monolayer materials. Students from a broad spectrum of backgrounds in the physical sciences or engineering are welcome. Research opportunities can be found in UCR's Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Departments, i.e., everywhere in our Materials Science and Engineering program. Please check out available research projects by clicking on the link on the left.

The Experience participants gain is valuable for careers in a wide area of fields from catalytic chemistry to semiconductor processing and from solar cell manufacture to the improvement of medical devices. In particular, students will learn valuable skills for admission to and success in graduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering and related disciplines.

MacREU R'Side intends to attract predominantly students from Southern California. The Riverside/San Bernardino Metro area is the US metro area with the smallest fraction of residents with college degrees. Inland Southern California is home to students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and this REU site seeks to improve the integration of individuals from all kind of backgrounds into high-tech, engineering-type careers and the graduate studies required to attain them. To this end, MacREU supplements research experience with a broad professional development curriculum (see link on left).

MacREU graduates are expected to and supported in reaching out to their peers at their colleges encouraging them to consider science, technology or engineering graduate studies. The ten week summer research experience is only a start in their journey into research, science, engineering and outreach to promote its importance as well as the opportunities it holds.

MacREU provides financial support to its participants of $3000-$3500 for the 10 week period (the precise amount will be determined shortly when all arrangements are made). MacREU students live within 30min drive to UCR or stay at housing directly on or adjacent to campus. MacREU participants staying in housing near/on campus referred to by MacREU receive a housing supplement covering most of the rent cost incurred.

Program Dates: 6/17/2018 - 8/24/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, Riverside (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering

Materials Chemistry
Materials Lifetime Science & Engineering
Physical Sciences

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

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