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Multifunctional Nanomaterials Nano Research Experience for Undergraduates (Nano REU)

Primary Institution: West Virginia University
City: Morgantown
State: WV
Job Duration: 10-weeks (May 20-July 26, 2013)
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): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
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 2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site on Multifunctional Nanomaterials at West Virginia University (Nano 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, and energy efficiency.

     Participants receive a stipend of $5000, some travel expenses, and room/board in exchange for 10-weeks (May 20-July 26) 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, women, and U.S. Armed Forces veterans 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 March 15, 2013.  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: 03/15/2012
Job Website:
Additional Information: We have rolling admissions, but review of completed applications begins March 15, 2013.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Michelle Richards-Babb, Nano REU Director
PO Box 6045
217 Clark Hall
Morgantown, WV 26506-6045
Phone: (304)293-0912
Fax: (304)293-4904
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