Application of Microscopy and Microanalysis in Multidisciplinary Research

Title 
Application of Microscopy and Microanalysis in Multidisciplinary Research
Institution 
Portland State University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Portland
State 
OR
Field 
Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Mechanical/Materials Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering
Start Date 
6/18/18
End Date 
8/10/18
Stipend 
$4000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
3/5/18
Description 
Summer interns take part in an intensive summer training program to learn the use of a major research instrument, such as the following: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Focused Ion Beam Microscope (FIB), and the Photoelectron Microscope (PEM). This REU summer program is eight weeks long and consists of seven weeks of full-time (40 hours per week) research, a week-long training course at the beginning of the program, and practical seminars throughout the summer. There are regular group meetings for participants to connect with one another and share their research, as well as a field trip to visit several local high-tech companies such as FEI Company, Intel, and Nike In-house Manufacturing. Participants will give a formal presentation at the end of the summer during the REU Symposium and write a research paper for possible publication.
Qualifications 
Students need to be a US citizen or possesses a Green Card, a current undergraduate student attending classes at either a college, university, or community college (graduating seniors are eligible only if they have been accepted to a graduate school and are committed to attending in the fall; if you have senior status, please include your anticipated graduation date and/or expected graduate school and enrollment status). This research opportunity cannot be combined with any other offers or positions. Students must be covered by a health insurance policy throughout the duration of the program.
Contact 
Hilary Louth
URL 
https://www.pdx.edu/reu/
Email 
reuga@pdx.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Cost 
We have three housing scholarships, otherwise no
Subsistence Provided 
no