REU REU in Nanoscale Materials Physics and Chemistry
Experience interdisciplinary materials research with a diverse group of students from across the country, learn new science, techniques, and learn the excitement of communicating science to scientists, your peers, and the public. Research spans nanomaterials physics, condensed matter physics, materials physics, materials chemistry, 2D materials synthesis, nano-fabrication, simulations and theoretical analysis of materials.
In collaboration with the Physics Department, the Center for Nanoscale Science (MRSEC) at Penn State University will host a 10 week summer research experience for 10 undergraduates. Students from across the country are eligible to apply. Pending funding renewal, additional positions will be available. Research positions span various Penn State departments and are open to undergraduate students from all across the country who are majoring in physics, chemistry, material science, all branches of engineering, applied math, etc. and have an interest in materials research. Research topics vary over a wide range of topics focusing on experimental, theoretical and computational materials related chemistry, engineering and physics research.
Applicants must have a GPA no less than 3.0, and be US citizens, or permanent residents. We welcome applications from freshman, sophomores, and all students currently enrolled as undergraduates with graduation no sooner than Winter 2019. An important goal of the REU program is to provide an opportunity to do research to students who are historically underrepresented within scientific research. This includes women, members of underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.
REU Dates will run from May 28- August 2, 2019
REU benefits include a stipend of $5000, housing and some travel reimbursement.