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University of Connecticut, Institute of Materials Science REU

Primary Institution: University of Connecticut
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
City: Storrs
State: CT
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Polymer Science, Materials Physics
Description: The Polymer Program at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, invites applications from undergraduate majors in the disciplines of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Polymer Science for 10 summer research positions sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  The participants will spend 10 weeks in an interdisciplinary environment working with UConn faculty and graduate students on application oriented research projects including the use of polymers as sensors and actuators.

Participants will experience state-of-the-art facilities while performing cutting edge research in polymer science.  During the summer, participants will be interacting with researchers in academic, government, and industrial laboratories through collaborative efforts of the Polymer Program faculty and from seminars by visiting scientists.

This REU program is one of many at the University of Connecticut that coordinates social activities and hold joint symposia and poster sessions where students in different disciplines can share the REU experience.  

**Please Note: Applications will still be accepted after the indicated deadline (March 1st) until all positions are filled.
Stipend: $3,000
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/01/2006
Job Website:
Additional Information: Please refer to our program website ( for complete information.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Michelle Cahill - Coordinator
97 N. Eagleville Road, U - 3136
Institute of Materials Science
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Phone: 860-486-4613
Fax: 860-486-4745
Secondary Contact: Thomas Seery - Director
97 N. Eagleville Road, U - 3136
Institute of Materials Science
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Phone: 860-486-1337
Fax: 860-486-4745
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