Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) REU PROGRAMS

Title 
Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) REU PROGRAMS
Institution 
Cornell University
Institution Type 
Comprehensive university
City 
Ithaca
State 
NY
Field 
Engineering and Materials; bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences
Start Date 
6/5/18
End Date 
8/10/18
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/14/18
Description 
During the summer of 2018, Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) will sponsor Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs from June through August. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply (please find restrictions and eligibility requirements online). Please note we have very specific goals of doing our best to hire underrepresented minorities, women, and undergraduates who have no previous research experience (although, not to the exclusion of well-represented undergraduates as is evident from looking at photographs from any of our REU programs). The chosen undergraduates taking part in this ten-week program will receive hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research, with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences. The research projects are designed and supervised by the faculty and technical staff at CNF and PARADIM using the unique resources offered. A Nano-Convocation is held in August to allow interns the opportunity to present their work to their peers in a concise scientific presentation. Interns also must complete a written report, akin to a research paper, summarizing the findings of their research project. These reports are published and distributed to the interns and sites, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and many others. Participants receive a $5,000 stipend, plus housing and reasonable travel expenses. Full participation in the ten-week program, convocation and final reporting is mandatory. A complete application (http://www.reu.nnin.org/) includes: the online application (profile, research preferences, registration of recommenders, etc.), relevant college coursework in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering, a personal essay and resume, and two Letters of Recommendation. The online application deadline is Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (5:00 p.m. Pacific, 8:00 p.m. Eastern).
Qualifications 
Restrictions and Eligibility Requirements for CNF & PARADIM REU Interns 1] Cornell University students are not eligible to apply. 2] If you have already participated in a CNF, NNUN / NNIN or PARADIM REU Program, you are NOT eligible to participate again. 3] You must be a U.S.A. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States. 4] You must be 18 years of age or older by May 31st. 5] You must be a sophomore or higher (First Year Students are NOT eligible), but you must not be graduating before the end of the program in August. 6] You must have valid health insurance coverage for the summer. 7] You must not have already earned a four-year degree of any kind.
Contact 
Melanie-Claire Mallison
URL 
http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf5_reuprogram.html
Email 
mallison@cnf.cornell.edu
Number of Participants 
9-11
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no

travel provided