Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
REU with a sustainablilty theme and electron microscopy emphasis
|Primary Institution:||Portland State University|
|Job Duration:||June 18, 2011 - August 10, 2011|
|Class Requirement:||currently enrolled undergraduate
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
|Description:||Portland State is a vibrant urban campus within about an hours drive from both the mountains and the ocean.
PSU's REU program provides opportunities for undergraduate students--with an emphasis on underrepresented minorities and females--to be involved in research projects with the faculty at PSU. It is expected that this program will not only allow students to quickly engage in actual research work in a multidisciplinary environment, but will also train the students in using microscopy and micro-analysis techniques for materials characterization.
The program consists of 8 weeks of full-time (40 hours per week) research, a week-long SEM and FIB training session when you first arrive, and weekly skills seminars throughout the course of the summer. There are weekly group meetings for participants to connect with one another and share their research, as well as a field trip to a local high-tech company like FEI Company or Nike In-house Manufacturing. Finally, participants will give a formal presentation at the end of the summer in the REU Summer Symposium and have the opportunity to be published in an online REU journal.
|Additional Information:||There are 8-10 positions available. Housing is extremely limited (usually only one or fewer participants); however, there is ample housing available in Portland for those willing to pay their own rent. Candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduates. Graduating seniors are eligible only if they will be attending graduate school in the fall of that same year.|
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
Amy Jackson, REU Program Coordinator
1719 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201