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.
The program will be held on the campus of West Virginia University, located in Morgantown, WV. Morgantown is surrounded by numerous state parks, beautiful mountains, rivers, and lakes, and is located only 80 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA and 200 miles east of Washington, D.C. The summer months in West Virginia offer unparalleled opportunities for biking, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and back country trail hiking.
Students participating in this program come from an array of majors such as chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, health sciences, biochemistry. Current college Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors are encouraged to apply.
Free room and board at West Virginia University
Field trips to National Laboratories and Research Facilities
1) online application, including short essay 2) official or unofficial verifiable undergraduate transcripts 3) a recommendation letter from a faculty member (preferably from your home institution) within your discipline or from a research adviser which addresses your potential/abilities/motivation for engaging in research. The letter MUST include a telephone contact information and be sent directly to: Nanotechnology-NanoSAFE REU Site Application - 2018 c/o NanoSAFE 313 White Hall PO Box 6315 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 26506-6315 Tel: (304)293-7382; email: NanoSAFE@mail.wvu.edu
We encourage interested students to submit their applications now because early admission review of COMPLETED REU applications has begun and will proceed on a rolling basis from Dec 31, 2017
Regular review will begin Feb 3, 2018 and end upon all spots being filled.
Additional Salary Information: $5,000 for the two month stipend
NanoSAFE REU at West Virginia University centering on Design, Characterization, and Toxicity Assessment of Safe Advanced Performance Nanomaterials is now accepting applications from undergraduates who 1) are majoring in science, technology, and engineering 2) are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, and 3) 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.