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Multifunctional Nanomaterials WVNano Research Experience for Undergraduates (WVNano REU)

Primary Institution: West Virginia University
City: Morgantown
State: WV
Job Duration: 10-weeks (May 23-July 29, 2011)
Class Requirement: Rising Sophomores or Juniors or and Seniors
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Computational science
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: The 2011 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site on Multifunctional Nanomaterials at West Virginia University (WVNano NSF REU) offers a unique combination of multidisciplinary research, educational programs, and fun team-building activities (rock climbing, white-water rafting, etc).  Participants will be involved in ongoing research programs in the field of nanotechnology with applications to environmental monitoring, early disease detection, proteomic/genomic identification, and energy efficiency.

     Participants receive a stipend of $5000, some travel expenses, and room/board in exchange for 10-weeks (May 23-July 29) of cutting edge research in faculty laboratories across the WVU campus.

     Applicants should be rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior undergraduate students majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics.  Underrepresented minorities and women from West Virginia and Appalachia (which stretches from northern Mississippi up to southern New York) are especially encouraged to apply.

    Application forms and information on specific faculty research projects can be found at  Review of completed applications will begin on February 11, 2011.  Applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.  For more information contact Michelle Richards-Babb at
Stipend: $5000
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/11/2011
Job Website:
Additional Information: We have rolling admissions, but review of completed applications begins Feb. 11, 2011.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Michelle Richards-Babb, WVNano REU Educational Coordinator
PO Box 6045
217 Clark Hall
Morgantown, WV 26506-6045
Phone: (304)293-3435 ext 6416
Fax: (304)293-4904
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