We use highly interdisciplinary research to develop novel materials that do exciting new tricks. Are you materials science material?
Who should apply
- Materials Science
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
EligibilityParticipation in the Nebraska Summer Research Program is limited to students who meet the following criteria:
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree
See Eligibility for more information.
About the Program
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites professor-student teams from four-year colleges and universities to engage in materials research.
Funded by the NSF, the UNL MRSEC conducts state-of-the-art interdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research on Polarization and Spin Phenomena in Nanoferroic Structures, involving faculty and students from multiple science and engineering departments.
Part of MRSEC’s mission is to provide research experiences and opportunities to faculty and students from outside UNL. This is your opportunity to become involved in one of our research thrusts, which include:
- Functional magnetoelectric materials and interfaces
- Molecular-level magnetoelectrics
- Polarization-enabled functional materials and properties
- Low-dimensional molecular ferroelectrics
See MRSEC REU for past research projects.
MRSEC is the only UNL summer research program that brings in student-faculty teams.
- Visiting faculty will receive a summer stipend of $6,000/month for up to two months of full-time commitment
- 1-2 students per team will receive $500/week plus room and board for up to 10 weeks of commitment to their project
- Competitive stipend: $5,000
- Suite-style room and meal plan
- Travel expenses to and from Lincoln
- Campus parking and/or bus pass
- Full access to the Campus Recreation Center and campus library system
- Wireless internet access
Learn more about academic and financial benefits.
- Department seminars and presentations
- Professional development workshops (e.g., applying to graduate school, taking the GRE)
- Welcome picnic
- Day trip to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
- Outdoor adventures
- Research symposium