Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) hosts a center-wide Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation. This REU program provides research experiences across four CEINT partner institutions: Duke, Virginia Tech and Carnegie Mellon Universities as well as the European Center for Research and Education in Geosciences and the Environment (CEREGE) in Aix-en-Provence, France.
This 10 week summer REU program offers participating students opportunities to engage in their own original research projects with a focus on the environmental impacts of nanotechnology. This program is uniquely designed to guide undergraduate students toward independent interdisciplinary research in academic fields related to nano-science and engineering. These include biomedical engineering, materials science, biology, chemistry, ecotoxicology, geosciences, and civil & environmental engineering.
When to Apply
Please check back with us Fall 2017 for Applications for Summer 2018. We are not hosting our full REU program for this upcoming summer 2017.
Duration: 10 weeks, including 1 week orientation (end of May - end of July)
Research sites: Duke, Virginia Tech, Carnegie Mellon Universities and the European Center for Research and Education in Geosciences and the Environment (CEREGE) in Aix-en-Provence, France
Compensation: $5,000 plus housing & travel
This internship is open to undergraduates who are majoring in engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, ecotoxicology or other fields related to nano-science and engineering. Applicants must also be either US citizens or permanent residents of the US or its territories. We encourage applicants from minority groups to apply and welcome a diverse group of interns each summer!
Students will participate in their own original research projects in one or more of six interrelated nanoscale research themes:
- Exposure: Transport & Transformation
- Cellular and Organismal Responses
- Impacts on Ecosystems
- Manufactured Nanomaterials
- Natural and Incidental Nanoparticles
- Risk Assessment and Modeling
Review overviews of research projects available for REU students across the four placement sites - Duke, Carnegie Mellon and Virginia Tech Universities as well as the CEREGE in Aix-en-Provence, France.