Penn State REU in Interdisciplinary Materials and Materials Physics

Title 
Penn State REU in Interdisciplinary Nanomaterials and Materials Physics
Institution 
Penn State University
Institution Type 
comprehensive
City 
State College
State 
PA
Field 
Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry
Start Date 
5/29/18
End Date 
8/3/18
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
3/1/18
Description 
The Penn State REU in Interdisciplinary Materials Physics is an National Science Foundation sponsored summer research experience for students from all across the country who are majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, all branches of engineering, etc. who have an interest in theoretical, experimental or computational materials physics and/or interdisciplinary nano-materials research. This REU is jointly hosted by both the Physics Department’s NSF REU and the Center for Nanoscale Science (MRSEC) REU. Students will experience the challenge and excitement of a career in research by working closely with one of Penn State’s faculty members, together with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their research group. Reserarch topics span nanomaterials research, superconductivity, semiconductor physics, 2D materials physics, novel nano-materials synthesis, materials chemistry, 2D nano-material fabrication, and more. Students will have the opportunity to participate in machine shop training, attend seminars, learn about science careers, and participate in outreach activities including a trip to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and share in the experience of presenting science demos to the public during Arts Fest Children's Day which is hosted on Penn State's Campus. Students will live together on campus, and have many opportunities for fun outside the research environment. The end of the summer culminates in a professional style undergraduate research symposium.
Qualifications 
Undergraduate student with a graduation date of Fall 2018 or later, and a minimum 3.0 GPA
Contact 
Kirstin Purdy Drew
URL 
http://sites.psu.edu/physicsreu
Email 
reu@phys.psu.edu
Number of Participants 
20
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no