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Innovations in Nanotechnology REU

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Undergraduate Students

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering (CCE) will conduct a Summer "Innovations in Nanotechnology" research program for undergraduate students. The program is designed to infuse qualified undergraduates with enthusiasm toward both graduate level education and a career in research.

Participants will make important contributions to the College's ongoing research efforts. During this program, students will acquire competence in:

1. Defining a research problem

2. Learning modern methods associated with a literature search

3. Designing experiments

4. Acquiring data and performing subsequent analysis

5. Preparing and giving reports and presentations

6. Writing proposals to prepare students for the tasks associated with graduate study and research

The College is inviting applications from qualified students (US Citizens and Permanent Residents). The "Innovations In Technology" REU program will be held during the summer of.

Participants will be selected from applicants, who will be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who normally will be juniors or seniors in a related science or engineering field, meeting the academic requirement of a 3.0/4.0 gpa. The selection will be based on past academic performance and promise for engineering-related research as demonstrated by transcripts and a letter of recommendation (LOR). The LOR should come from a faculty member who knows the applicant well and can attest to the applicant's initiative, imagination, creativity, and perseverance in previous work. Each student will work on an assigned naotechnology-related project under the direct supervision of a faculty member with expertise in his or her respective research area.

Participants will have library, office, and laboratory space provided. The participants' development will be closely patterned after that of graduate students conducting research. During the necessary literature search and formulation of the problem, students will be closely guided by their supervisor. As students gain command of the problem, they will be given increasing independence, with the supervisor providing only occasional ideas and suggestions. As a result of participation in this program, we expect participants to acquire the skills necessary to conduct independent research work.

Financial Support

Students selected for participation in this program will receive a stipend of $5,000. Students with residence from outside the Greater Houston area will receive a travel allowance to offset transportation costs. Students will stay on campus in an apartment.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Houston

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
General Engineering & Physical Sciences

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

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