When to Apply:
Applications for Summer 2013 are now closed.
Research sites include 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.
- Participate in research linking physical and chemical properties of nano-scale materials with biological and ecosystem effects
- Design/conduct lab and field studies
- Learn how risk assessment provides feedback to guide future research
- Learn about parameters mitigating environmental impacts of nanomaterials at the cellular, organismic and ecosystem levels.
- Train in a rich array of lab and imaging technologies
- Engage in multi-university and global research experiences and networking
- Develop cutting edge skills to enhance success in applying for jobs, internships and graduate school.
Nature of Student Activities:
The CEINT REU 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.
Students meet for Orientation Week at Duke and develop their own website to foster student-to-student, student-to-faculty and site-to-site interactions. Faculty provide a basic orientation and background primer on nano-science and technology and an overview of opportunities available across CEINT sites.
Students will participate in their own original research projects in one or more of six interrelated nanoscale research themes:
1) Exposure: Transport & Transformation;
2) Cellular and Organismal Responses;
3) Impacts on Ecosystems;
4) Manufactured Nanomaterials;
5) Natural and Incidental Nanoparticles; and
6) Risk Assessment and Modeling.
Click on this link: EXAMPLE RESEARCH PROJECTS to review 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.
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 citizens or permanent residents of the US or its territories.
Duration and Stipend:
10 weeks (including 1 week orientation). Students will be onsite from May 28, 2013 until August 2, 2013. Participating students will receive a $4000 stipend plus housing and travel to research sites.
Program Contact: Dr. Glenda Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application:
Students for US research placements will be notified of acceptance status by April 1, 2013 and by March 1 for the French CEREGE research site to allow early booking for the international travel.