REU: Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

For information contact

Terese Janovec
Assistant Director & Education/Outreach Coordinator
Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience
tjanovec3@unl.edu

New processes are explored by a summer scholar and her advisor.
New processes are explored by a summer scholar and her advisor.

Application Dates

Nov 15 2016 App opens
February 1 Priority deadline
March 1 App closes
April 1 Decisions complete

Program Dates

June 4 2017 Arrival day
June 5 Program begins
August 9 Program ends
August 10 Departure day

Who should apply


Related fields

  • Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Other related fields

Eligibility

Participation 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.

How to apply

Follow the application steps to submit the following materials.

About the Program

The Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF) is a member of the NSF-funded National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) program which includes 16 major research centers in nanomaterials throughout the US. NNF, with support  from the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN) provides researchers from academia,  government, and industry access to facilities with leading-edge instrumentation which enables innovations, discoveries, and contributions to education and commerce.  

NNF offers a 10-week summer fellowship that provides undergraduate students with an opportunity for interdisciplinary research in a nanoscale science or engineering laboratory on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. The Nebraska Nanoscale Facility summer research REU includes faculty mentors from the following university departments:  Physics, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering. The fellowships will carry a $4,500 stipend for ten weeks of research.

A 2016 scholar tests out a new piece of equipment.
A 2016 scholar tests out a new piece of equipment.

Benefits

  • Competitive stipend: $4,500
  • 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.

Events

  • 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
  • Canoe and camping trip
  • Research symposium