About Nano-Research Experience for Undergraduates
To realize the scientific advances promised by a new era of atomic-level control over materials and devices, expertise from interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds will not only be required, but will remain a significant issue of national importance. This REU site will initiate a school of engineering-wide program at the University of Connecticut to engage talented minority and community college undergraduate participants in cutting edge experimental and computational nanotechnology research. This highly interdisciplinary research is centered at the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering and Institute of Materials Science.
The objectives of our REU Site are to increase the quantity and quality of scientists and engineers prepared to address grand challenges through ethical use of nanoscience; increase the number of students from underrepresented populations including minorities, women, and veterans who pursue graduate education and academic research in nanotechnology-related engineering fields; and to build alliances with minority-serving institutions and programs to enable a sustainable pipeline of underrepresented students who will become leaders in nanotechnology-related engineering fields.
Each year we will recruit 10 student participants to conduct research with individual faculty laboratories and their graduate students over a 10 week period. Admitted students will receive funding to cover travel, housing, and partial meal costs in addition to a generous stipend. For full consideration, applicants should ensure their application materials including unofficial transcript and 2 recommendation letters are received between December 1st, 2016 to March 15th, 2017.