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University of Minnesota MRSEC Native American Undergraduate Fellowships

Primary Institution: University of Minnesota
Affiliation: Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
City: Minneapolis
State: MN
Job Duration: 10 Weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Plasmas and Beam Physics
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: Native American Undergraduate Fellowships are provided to American Indian students from tribal colleges particularly those in the Upper Midwest. These awards are intended for students unaccompanied by a faculty member from their home institution. Students participate in a ten-week summer research program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Each student performs research in a UMN MRSEC research group from the Microstructured Polymers, Crystalline Organic Semiconductors and  Magnetic Heterostructures IRGs, the Nanoparticle-Based Materials Proto-IRG, or one of the various Seed groups. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Criteria for the awards include the quality of the student's undergraduate record, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the student's institution, a demonstrated interest in science and/or engineering, and the endorsement by a MRSEC faculty advisor.
Stipend: $4500
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Supply Fund
Application Deadline: 02/15/2008
Job Website: http://www.mrsec.umn.edu/ehr/natdescription.shtml

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Phil Engen
421 Washington Ave SE
489 Amundson Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: engen010@umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-0798
Fax: 612-626-7805
Secondary Contact: Frank Snowden
421 Washington Ave SE
401 Amundson Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: snowden@cems.umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-2207
Fax: 612-626-7805
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