The NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Interdisciplinary Materials Research at Southern Illinois University is currently accepting applications for the Summer of 2018. Our program seeks applicants from groups traditionally under-represented in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering; as always, all applications are welcome.
Participating students will work with mentors from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or Microbiology to perform materials research (broadly defined)—with emphases in nanoscience/nanotechnology, energy research, smart materials, biomaterials, materials characterization/spectroscopy, polymers, computational modeling, and materials fabrication among other subjects. In this program, students will work on independent research projects and receive hands-on training in the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and methods.
Program Dates: 9 weeks, starting May 29, 2018
Benefits: Stipend of nearly $5000, $1,000 research expenditure allowance, free college housing, and a travel allowance to facilitate transportation from the student’s home institution or to conferences (up to $750).
Apply: Application forms and details about the program are available online at: http://chem.siu.edu/undergraduate/research-opportunities/reu/.