Research Experience for Undergraduates

Marie Harton, a Chem. major at MIT, was a 2008 REU student.  She worked on the use of toxin-antitoxin systems to combat drug-resistant bacteria.
Marie Harton was a 2008 REU student. She worked on the use of toxin-antitoxin systems to combat drug-resistant bacteria.

 

We are still evaluating applications and will notify applicants as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

The Nano-CEMMS Undregradaute Research Program is held for a 10 week period over the summer. This is a chance for students to engage in full-time research on a nanotechnology-related topic and to gauge their interest and potential for future research at the graduate student level.

Each student works with a graduate student mentor who provides support, encouragement, guidance and leadership. Students meet for weekly group meetings where they have opportunities to share their progress and gain a broad overview of the wide array of Nano-CEMMS projects.

The program also provides opportunities for students to gain communications skills. Each participant writes a publishable research paper and presents their findings at a closing seminar. Students also receive research ethics training.  Participants complete pre-program and end-of-program evaluations, which form the basis for program development and improvement.

Participants are expected to work 40 hours per week and will receive a wage of $12.00 per hour and will receive a off-campus housing stipend; the stipend is $500.00.

Nano-CEMMS receives applications from highly qualified college sophomores and juniors at colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Participation in the REU program is extended to United States citizens and permanent residents of the United States. In order to be eligible, you must be returning to an undergraduate institution for at least one semester following this program.

We will begin accepting applicants prior to the deadline and encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

We are not currently accepting applications for the REU program.