2016 NSF Funded REU opportunities | West Virginia University

West Virginia University has two REU opportunities:

1) The 2016 NSF-funded REU Site: Research in Chemistry at West Virginia University (May 23-July 29, 2016) is now accepting applications from undergraduates who

a) are majoring in chemistry or biochemistry (pre-majors also considered)

b) are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, and

c) are interested in a research and training experience akin to that of a graduate student.

Selected participants spend 10-weeks working on research on projects that address fundamental questions related to the chemistry of health and catalysis in chemistry. Projects focus on the potential of research to benefit society both directly and indirectly in the fields of health care, forensics/criminology, energy, sustainability, and transportation. Participant benefits include $5,000 stipend, lodging, meal expenses, and travel reimbursement to/from the Site. Review of completed applications will begin on March 18, 2016. For more information and link to the online application, visit the Chemistry REU website at http://undergraduateresearch.wvu.edu/reu-site-research-in-chemistry-at-wvu.

Questions? Contact the WVU Office of Undergraduate Research at undergradresearch@mail.wvu.edu.

2) The 2016 NSF-funded NanoSAFE REU at West Virginia University (May 23-July 29, 2016) centering on Design, Characterization, and Toxicity Assessment of Safe Advanced Performance Nanomaterials is now accepting applications from undergraduates who

a) are majoring in science, technology, and engineering

b) are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, and

c) are interested in nanoscience research and a training experience akin to that of a graduate student.

Selected participants spend 10-weeks working on research on projects that address fundamental questions related to multifunctional nanomaterials. REU participants are trained on research projects that support the design of safer and more effective nanoparticles that have been characterized and assessed for potential toxicity.  The research activities focus on multifunctional nanomaterials and support improved material design with attention to properties that impact human and environmental health.  Students have access to cutting-edge technology in nanolithography, nanotemplating, material self-assembly, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, microscopy, fluidics, and unique tools required to elucidate complex facets of nanotoxicity. Upon completing this REU experience, undergraduate students will actively contribute to innovative research that advances nanotechnology manufacturing.  Participant benefits include $5,000 stipend, lodging, meal expenses, and travel reimbursement to/from the Site. Review of completed applications will begin on March 18, 2016. For more information and link to the online application, visit the NanoSAFE REU website at http://nanosafe.wvu.edu/education/undergraduate-programs/reu. Questions? Contact NanoSAFE at NanoSAFE@mail.wvu.edu.

The Chemistry and NanoSAFE REU Sites are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with team building activities funded by the WVU Eberly College and Research Office.