Nanoscience

Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology

General Information
Institution Name: 
multi-institution
Program Information: 

The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, through support from the National Science Foundation, hosts a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on Sustainable Nanotechnology.  Selected participants will spend 10 weeks conducting research in collaboration with one more principal investigators of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. Each student will be located at one of the participating institutions but will interact with faculty and students at all institutions via in-person and cyber-enabled interactions. (CSN institutions are the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Augsburg College, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Tuskegee University, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.)  

 

Research projects include: 

  • Synthesis and functionalization of novel types of nanomaterials
  • Molecular-level interaction of nanomaterials with lipid bilayers
  • Influence of surface ligands and nanoparticle bulk composition on uptake of nanoparticles by organisms
  • Molecular-level changes induced in organisms by exposure to nanoparticles
  • Development and application of methods for in situ characterization of nanomaterials in biological/environmental matrices
  • Computational characterization and prediction of SNPs across many scales (from angstroms to meters)

Program Highlights:

  • Faculty-led seminars on various topics in sustainability and nanotechnology
  • Tutorials on applying to, surviving, and excelling in graduate school
  • Presentation of your research results and conclusions to other students and faculty
  • Social activities with other students in the REU program
  • Training in cross-disciplinary research linking chemistry with biological science and materials science
  • Direct interaction with faculty mentors

How to Apply:

Location

1101 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
United States
Date / Time Related
Program Deadline: 
Mon, 02/15/2016
Program Dates: 
Tue, 05/31/2016 - Sun, 08/07/2016
Work Week (hours): 
40 hours
Financial / In Kind Support
Program Stipend: 
5000
Housing Support: 
as needed
Travel Support: 
as needed
Contact Information
Contact Person: First: 
Miriam
Contact Person: Last: 
Krause
Email Address: 
mkrause@umn.edu
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Undergraduate Research at the Nano-Bio Interface

General Information
Institution Name: 
Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Program Information: 

The Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks highly qualified and motivated undergraduate applicants for its Undergraduate Research at the Nano-Bio Interface program for summer 2015.

This 10-week program is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to work with scientists on the cutting-edge of nanoscale research. NBIC capitalizes on Penn’s recognized strengths in design of molecular function and quantification of individual molecules, and has led interdisciplinary, internationally recognized research around the themes of biomolecular optoelectronic function and molecular motions.

Students in this summer research program will work with a mentor in an NBIC investigator’s laboratory on a project appropriate for the duration of the program. Students will gain experience with substantial aspects of doing science: experimental design, data collection and communication of results. Important components of the program are the activities that complement the lab research: seminars, paper discussions, career sessions and skills workshops. Themes that will underscore program activities include diversity and inclusion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields and ethical and societal issues related to nanotechnology.  

Student participants will earn a $5000 stipend (before taxes, paid in installments). The summer’s cohort of students will be housed together, within walking distance of the university. Students will need to pay for their own housing, but at a group/reduced rate. Philadelphia is an exciting place to live for the summer, with many social and recreational activities.

Program at-a-glance

Focus: Nanoscale research opportunities across a wide range of disciplines from materials science, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, bioengineering, physiology, chemical engineering and electrical engineering.

Dates: June 1 – August 7, 2015 (10 weeks)

Location: University of Pennsylvania, Nano-Bio Interface Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eligibility: You must be an enrolled undergraduate student, who will not graduate before the summer program ends. Students attending a college or university other than Penn are invited to apply.* You also must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students from diverse backgrounds. We strongly encourage women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. One of the program’s goals is to have enough underrepresented minority participation in each cohort to explore diversity in STEM issues in meaningful and effective ways.

Stipend: $5000 (before taxes, 9 AM – 5 PM full-time participation for the duration of the program is expected)

Application Components: a) online application form, b) personal statement, c) two letters of recommendation, d) transcripts and e) resume. These components are described in the application form below.

Application Deadline: 5 PM, Feb. 27, 2015 (applicants will be notified of the status of their application by April 1, 2015)

Apply: [ Application Web Page]

Contact: Kristin Field, PhD, NBIC Director of Programs, kfield@seas.upenn.edu, 215-746-2488

Location

3231 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
Date / Time Related
Program Deadline: 
Fri, 02/27/2015
Program Dates: 
Mon, 06/01/2015 - Fri, 08/07/2015
Work Week (hours): 
40 hours
Financial / In Kind Support
Program Stipend: 
$5000
Contact Information
Contact Person: First: 
Kristin
Contact Person: Last: 
Field
Email Address: 
kfield@seas.upenn.edu
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2013 UCI REU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

General Information
Institution Name: 
University of California, Irvine
Program Information: 

The Chem-SURF Program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), provides a 10-week summer research opportunity for undergraduates to become fully immersed in challenging, cutting-edge, exciting, and transformative interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of chemical biology, chemical physics, computer science, molecular biology, nanoscience, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, and analytical, atmospheric, biochemistry, bioinorganic, bioorganic, computational, environmental, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, polymer, surface and theoretical chemistry.

Location

Department of Chemisstry 1102 Natural Sciences II
Irvine, CA 92697-2025
United States
Date / Time Related
Program Deadline: 
Fri, 03/01/2013
Program Dates: 
Sun, 06/23/2013 - Fri, 08/30/2013
Work Week (hours): 
40 hours
Financial / In Kind Support
Program Stipend: 
$4,000.00
Housing Support: 
yes
Travel Support: 
yes
Contact Information
Contact Person: First: 
Fillmore
Contact Person: Last: 
Freeman
Email Address: 
chemsurf@chem.uci.edu
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Nebraska Summer Research Program

General Information
Institution Name: 
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Program Information: 

Summer 2013 programs include:

During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.

 

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications are due Friday, February 15. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Please feel free to forward this to your students or to download our flyer to post. If you or your students have questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

 

In addition to the Nebraska Summer Research Program, the Department of Chemistry is seeking one pair (one professor and one undergraduate student) from a four-year college or university to participate in our Faculty/Student Pair Program. Learn more about this program and apply at http://www.chem.unl.edu/summerresearch/. The application deadline for this program is also Friday, February 15.

Location

Nebraska Graduate Studies University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0619
United States
Phone: 800-742-8800
Date / Time Related
Program Deadline: 
Fri, 02/15/2013
Contact Information
Contact Person: First: 
Justina
Contact Person: Last: 
Clark
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