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Advanced Materials Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)


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

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The UC San Diego MRSEC Research Experiences for Undergraduates REU program provides full-time summer undergraduate research opportunities at the forefront of materials science and engineering. Participants in our highly collaborative and interdisciplinary program, which focuses on predictive assemblies and engineered living materials, will be fully immersed in the research laboratories of any one of our 20 MRSEC faculty from 5 departments across campus (Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, NanoEngineering, Physics), as they engage in projects with a focus in either or both experiment and theory.

NSF-REU MRSEC students can expect to be:-exposed to the grand challenges in the field of materials science; -trained in computational, nanotechnological, and biological methods aimed at making new materials; -provided mentoring and academic/professional development opportunities, including the potential to produce publishable research and participate in professional conferences.

Extensive training and mentoring (by faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students) in cutting-edge materials science research is accompanied by weekly research seminars, industrial field trips, biweekly professional development workshops (safety and research ethics, science communication, information literacy, graduate school preparation), and social networking/recreation.

Support: $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing, and allowances for meals and travel.

Covid-19 Modifications: By early Spring, we will make a decision about the format (remote/virtual or in-person) of the Summer 2021 program.


Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
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Program Dates: 6/28/2021 - 8/13/2021

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, San Diego (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Computer Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Nanotechnology
Physics
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Biochemical Engineering
Genetic Engineering
Material Design
Molecular Biology
Molecular Engineering
Molecular Genetics
Nanobiomaterials
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Polymer Chemistry
Polymer Science & Technology

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


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