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Laboratory for Research and Structure of Matter (LRSM) Penn Summer Science Initiative (PSSI)


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Academic Level:
High School Students

Description:
The LRSM has hosted NSF-REU programs since 1989 during which approximately 540 students have spent 10 weeks working on individual research projects with our associated faculty. We currently have funding for 20 undergraduates both through our MRSEC and a NSF-REU grant. The program consists of lectures on materials, a computer lab, experimental labs, and field trips to both industrial and Penn facilities. Students from under-represented groups in science are encouraged to apply, especially those from the School District of Philadelphia, women, minorities and the disabled.

This student enrichment course is free, and will include formal lectures from Penn faculty and affiliated researchers, a materials science workshop, lab report writing seminars, projects, and field trips. Three afternoons per week will be devoted to experimental laboratory work in which the student will be exposed to a variety of materials characterization techniques, such as scanning electron and optical microscopies, thermal analysis techniques, mechanical testing, and x-ray diffraction. Students will be expected to work on lab reports, projects, and other assignments outside of program hours.
upcoming deadline

Application Deadline: 2/1/2022

Program Dates: 5/31/2022 - 8/5/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Pennsylvania (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Materials Science & Engineering

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


Page last updated 11/5/2021
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