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MRSEC REU Summer Fellow

Primary Institution: Columbia University
Affiliation: Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC)
City: New York
State: NY
Job Duration: May 27-August 1, 2008
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Nonlinear Dynamics
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Columbia University, called the Center for Nanostructured Materials, will support approximately ten outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows for the period from May 27-August 1, 2008.  

Students selected into the REU Summer program will be assigned a faculty mentor with whom the student conducts research.  There are REU opportunities in one of the many projects in the Center, and in other materials programs on campus in materials processing (including thin film laser and plasma processing), surface science, optical properties of materials, electron and scanning tunneling microscopies, polymers, semiconductor physics and technology, and the electronic transport and optics of low-dimensional systems.  

Throughout the summer, students will also be involved with workshops, seminars, visits to local industry, recreational activities, a symposium of presentations by REU students, and other activities.
Stipend: $3500
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/03/2008
Job Website: http://www.cise.columbia.edu/mrsec/education_reu.htm
Additional Information: Requested Materials:  
•     completed application form
•     official college transcripts
•     two letters of recommendation
•     personal essay

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Justine Herrera
530 W. 120th Street, MC 8903
1001 CEPSR
New York, NY 10027
Email: jh2477@columbia.edu
Phone: 212-854-3964
Fax: 212-854-1909