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Research Experience for Undergraduates at Portland State University

Primary Institution: Portland State University
City: Portland
State: OR
Job Duration: 8 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed High School
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Geology
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 training seminar when you first arrive, and ethics seminars throughout the course of the summer. There are regular group meetings every two weeks 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: $3200
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/15/2008
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Jun Jiao
PO BX 751
Portland, OR 97207
Phone: 503-725-4228
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