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REU with an electron microscopy emphasis

Primary Institution: Portland State University
City: Portland
State: OR
Job Duration: June 20, 2011 - August 12, 2011
Class Requirement: currently enrolled undergraduate
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Environmental Science
Geology/Ocean science
Medical Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: 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 special 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 microanalysis techniques for materials characterization. Ultimately, this will motivate students to pursue advanced degrees and research careers in science and engineering areas.

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 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 Intel. Lastly, participants will give a formal presentation at the end of the summer in the REU Summer Symposium.
Stipend: $4000
Benefits: Housing
Application Deadline: 02/15/2011
Job Website:
Additional Information: There are 8-10 positions available. Housing is limited to half that number. 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

Primary Contact: Amy Jackson, REU Program Coordinator
1719 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
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