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Nanotoechnology Network Research Experience for Undergraduates (N-REU) Program

Primary Institution: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State: NY
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Computational science
Environmental Science
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Medical Physics
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Societal & Ethical Issues of Nanotechnology
Description: For 18 years, NNIN and its predecessor have conducted a large networked nanotechnology REU program. We are planning for the 2014 program and solicit your application. Funding for this program is not yet, however, secured.  Nonetheless, we must begin planning and we welcome your application to our program. If funded, the program will be conducted in a manner similar to prior NNIN REU programs which are described on this site. (Technically, the former NNIN will no longer exist and this program, if funded, will be conducted by a related entity, but you don't really need to worry about that.).

The Nanotechnology Network REU program (N-REU) is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. This summer a total of approximately 60 students are hosted for a 10 week program, spread across the 11 leading nanotechnology university laboratories. Each student will work on an independent research project within their area of interest, using the advanced resources of our laboratories. Because of the breadth of expertise across these sites, we are able to offer exciting nanotechnology research projects across the spectrum of nanotechnology fields: Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, and Biomedical Engineering. Students take advantage of the streamlined training process that the facilities employ for all its users to become proficient in advanced laboratory practices quickly. Projects are scaled to be challenging yet achievable within the 10 week time frame.
Stipend: $5000.00
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/12/2014
Job Website:
Additional Information: The program runs from early June until mid-August, although the exact dates vary by site (some accomodations can be made for late arrivals). The program culminates in the NNIN REU Convocation, a three day technical symposium held at one of the participating universieis.  All participants will travel to the REU Convocation and present their research results to their peers. Finally, each student writes a two page report which is published as part of the Nanotechnology Network REU Research Accomplishments. All together, the program offers an excellent introduction to nanotechnology and a preview of a scientific research career.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison
250 Duffield Hall CNF
Ithaca, NY 14853-2700
Phone: 607-254-4858
Fax: 607-255-8601
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