Research Experience for Undergraduates | 2014 REU Fellows

Why CEINT? From our REU students & interns:

  • Dana Kazerooni

    Materials Science and Engineering
    Rising Junior
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    CEINT Research Site: Bernhardt Lab- Duke University

    As a materials engineer working in biology and ecology lab, I realized that even though my academic background was different from that of most of the researchers, I still enjoyed and had the opportunity to develop and grow in professional and personal ways. My work in a biology and ecology laboratory at Duke University was the first time I was able to participate in [...]

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  • Devon Manley

    Rising Senior
    Chemistry
    Grinnell College
    CEINT Research Site: Hsu-Kim Lab, Duke University

    CEINT gave me the opportunity to work in a graduate research lab at an American university. My previous experience at an undergraduate institution, and in a graduate lab abroad allowed me to take full advantage of the resources at Duke. I enjoyed working with Anh Pham, a post-doctoral researcher in the Hsu-Kim lab, and we recently published the results of our combined research. As a rising senior during my summer at Duke, one [...]

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  • Djordje Vuckovic

    Rising Senior
    Chemistry
    Columbia University
    CEINT Research Site: Lab of Dr Melanie Auffan, the CEREGE, Aix-en-Province, France

    My REU with CEINT was a truly unforgettable experience. I spent two months in Aix en Provence, at CEREGE, working on a project that was part of a collaboration of research groups from 12 different European countries. Surrounded by brilliant researchers with expertise in various different science and engineering fields, I had the opportunity to discover the importance of working across [...]

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  • Jessica Lee

    Rising Senior
    Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering concentration
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    CEINT Research Site: Wiesner Lab, Duke University

    Working with the CEINT research team encouraged me to develop further as an independent researcher. The people I worked with were extremely knowledgeable in multiple disciplines, and were supportive professionally and personally. Through the CEINT experience, I was able to learn first-hand what it was like to design an experiment from the bottom-up, [...]

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  • Kiana Morse

    Rising Senior
    Environmental Resources Engineering
    SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    CEINT Research Site: Dr. Kelvin Gregory, Carnegie Mellon University

    Prior to my CEINT experience I did not have any significant lab background. Working in the lab at Carnegie Mellon showed me what the research world is all about and gave me valuable hands-on experience. Aside from lab work, I was also exposed to many other research projects and presentations. Working in the biology lab also deepened my understanding [...]

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  • Juan Gabriel Jimenez

    Rising Senior
    Mechanical Engineering
    Inter American University of Puerto Rico
    CEINT Research Site: Lab of Dr. Melanie Auffan –the CEREGE, Aix-en-Province, France

    Being part of the CEINT REU program was an incredible opportunity to gain valuable exposure scientific research in the field of nanotechnology in a foreign country. I genuinely felt integrated into the work environment at the CEREGE. While there I was presented with various opportunities to consult PhD students as well as post-docs, in addition to my mentor [...]

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  • Julian Paige

    Rising Sophomore
    Chemical Engineering
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    CEINT Research Site: Lab of Dr. Linsey Marr, Virginia Tech University

    The CEINT program was my first internship and acquainted me to scientific research and grad school preparation. CEINT introduced me to nanotechnology research in a variety of fields, each with their own focus and perspective. Conducting research at Virginia Tech in the Marr group I gained invaluable experience relating to general and advanced research practices, as well [...]

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  • Zakiya James

    Rising Junior
    Civil Engineering
    University of the District of Columbia
    CEINT Research Site: Gunsch Lab- Duke University

    Working with the CEINT REU over the summer was a very rewarding experience. This REU gave me the opportunity to push myself and grow as an individual. Prior to working with CEINT, I had no laboratory experience and little knowledge of nanotechnology, but with the help of my mentor and graduate student I was able to tackle the tasks at hand. My graduate student was always around to answer questions I [...]

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