Give Research Opportunity to Underrepresented Minority STEM Students (GRO URMSS)

Title 
Give Research Opportunity to Underrepresented Minority STEM Students (GRO URMSS)
Institution 
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Institution Type 
Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
City 
Eau Claire
State 
WI
Field 
Chemistry, Biology and Materials Science
Start Date 
6/4/18
End Date 
8/10/18
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
4/15/18
Description 
The REU program recruits underrepresented STEM students from two-year universities or colleges and technical colleges (Not from four-year universities) to come and live on the UW-Eau Claire campus for 10 weeks during the summer to conduct research with a faculty of their choosing. Students will conduct research in various laboratories guided and mentored by a faculty throughout the 10 weeks. The student/students will be paired with a faculty; the student will have hands-on experience working on or do research in a project of the faculty and be mentored by the faculty. Variety of research projects in nano particles, superconducting magnet materials, smart polymers synthesis and properties, peptide synthesis, site-directed mutagenesis expression of proteins and enzymes, antibody-peptide bindings, enzyme kinetics, protein/enzyme dynamic motions, atmospheric chemistry, synthesis of organic compounds that can switch their geometries and fluoresce which can be used in molecular machines/propellers, properties of Nitrile-Group IV metal complexes in condense phase, and fish otolith rings relationship to their survivability (for more information see UW-Eau Claire Chemistry Dept. Website). Students will have the opportunities to participate in the summer seminar series by other research students and faculty, discussion of important current scientific discoveries, learning to present their own discoveries, learning about being scientists and the scientific careers, graduate school and being graduate student, and participate in field trips to chemical industries. Students will get hands-on training and experiences using highly sophisticated state-of-the-art instruments at UW-Eau Claire.
Qualifications 
must be US citizens or permanent residents only
Contact 
Thao Yang
URL 
https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/chemistry/explore-opportunities/research-experiences-for-undergraduates/
Email 
yang@uwec.edu
Number of Participants 
6 students from two-year colleges or technical colleges.
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes