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Summer Undergraduate Nanoscale Research Institute for Science and Engineering (SUNRISE)

Primary Institution: University of California, Riverside
City: Riverside
State: CA
Job Duration: June 16 – August 22, 2008
Class Requirement: Completed High School
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Electrical Engineering
Other Engineering
Description: The UCR Summer Undergraduate Nanoscale Research Institute for Science and Engineering (SUNRISE) will host 16 rising junior and senior undergraduates this year for a 10-week research experience. With a goal of helping students gain the skills and confidence to become independent researchers and make better career decisions, the experience focuses on intensive and direct contact with a large number of faculty and their graduate students through a series of pre-research lectures, hands-on projects, weekly seminars and workshops, industry field trips, and social activities. Students will also have direct access to UCR's Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE).

The NSF REU site is led by the Electrical Engineering Professor A. A. Balandin and includes 16 other professors from seven different departments who offer a variety of research topics in the general field of nanotechnology and its applications to nanomaterials and devices. The students will be lectured on a range of research and career issues, and spent time in the professors' research labs gaining hand-on experience. Some of the available exciting research topics include nanostructured fuel cells; carbon nanotube-based devices; semiconductor spintronics; and single molecule nanomachines.
Stipend: 4000
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/03/2008
Job Website:
Additional Information: The SUNRISE Program is committed to promoting diversity within the fields of science and engineering. Women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Community College students, who are transferring to a 4-year institution next year, are also encouraged to apply.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Jun Wang
900 University Ave.
Bourns College of Engineering, University of Calfornia, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 9518272708
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