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Primary Institution: University of Washtington
Affiliation: GEMSEC
City: Seattle
State: WA
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: na
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
biology & materials sciences
Description: The Genetically Engineered Materials Science and Engineering Center (GEMSEC) at the University of Washington (UW) hosts a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program June 14 - August 20, 2010.  Students with broad interests across science or engineering disciplines focusing on biomimetics, materials science, or nanotechnology are encouraged to apply.

Participants in this ten-week program will engage in hands-on scientific research with broad applications – e.g., bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, life sciences, optics, physics, optoelectronics, and materials science. Interns will work closely with GEMSEC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and technical staff on research projects designed and supervised by faculty members, and will write up and present their research.  

Participants will receive a $3,800 stipend, plus housing; travel expenses to and from the UW may be covered for non-local students.  Interns will be responsible for their own meals.

Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions and enrolled in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree; students transferring from one college or university to another may participate.  Students who have received their bachelor's degrees are not eligible.  Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Stipend: $3,800
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/01/2010
Job Website:
Additional Information: For education and outreach:  
Dr. Ethan Allen        
(206) 616-9760                          
Fax: (206) 685-4434

For Administrative information:  
Anita Simmons        
(206) 221-7045                          
Fax: (206) 543-6381

For specific GEMSEC  scientific information:              
Prof. Mehmet Sarikaya, Director  
(206) 543-0724                        
Fax: (206) 543-6381

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Ethan Allen
Box 352140
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-616-9760
Fax: 206-685-4434
Secondary Contact: Anita Simmons
Box 352120
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-221-7045
Fax: 206-543-6381
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