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
We will not be hosting our REU for Summer 2018. Please check back with us for Summer 2019.
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.