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Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C) Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The University of Washington Molecular Engineering Materials Center (UW MEM-C) summer REU program is focused on exposing underrepresented minorities and veterans to a viable and relevant career pathway focused on materials and energy research.

Undergraduates, including veterans, will find that the research topics are both challenging and relevant to their experience. How can we provide mobile, lightweight, and inexpensive energy sources to our forces and to the communities they work with? How can materials research lead to new electronics that are super miniaturized, low energy consumption, and reliable? How can new kinds of sensors be used to improve safety, efficiency, and effectiveness?

If selected you will be embedded in one of the MEM-C labs for 9 weeks. You will work with a graduate student and faculty to develop a research project, gain training in relevant techniques and instrumentation, collect data, and finally produce a poster and research abstract. Students participate in a weekly seminar on undergraduate research covering research ethics, writing a research abstract, making a scientific poster. Students participate in a weekly Materials Science special interest group in which they read scientific journals or tour other labs.
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Washington (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Chemistry
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Nanotechnology
Physics

Keywords:
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Nanoscale Optics
Nanostructural Materials
Quantum Optics

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


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