Materials science is the enabling technology behind everything from modern electronics to fashion, safe and recyclable packaging, faster and fuel-efficient vehicles, novel energy generation and storage, aerospace propulsion systems, affordable housing, medical engineering, sensors, nanotechnology, and micromachines. One of the most exciting directions in science and policy-making is sustainability, with its emphasis on energy conservation, storage, and renewable production.
The objective of this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Boise State University is to provide an intensive research-team experience with state-of-the-art facilities while exploring activities within the theme materials for society. Mentors from various disciplines work with students to develop skills needed to excel in academic and industrial research environments, where interdisciplinary teams are standard. Students ultimately present their results at the annual summer research conference.
Apply Online - Priority Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Additional Salary Information: There is no cost to REU Program participants! Students selected to participate in the REU receive a $500 weekly stipend plus on-campus housing, a meal allowance, and access to the campus recreation center. A limited number of travel allowances are also available for out-of-state participants.
Travel allowances are not available to students who live within a 100 mile radius of Boise State University. Local students are welcome to stay in on-campus housing for the duration of the REU.
About Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering - Boise State University
Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we are a new model for a School of Materials Science and Engineering. Based on a strong foundation of interdisciplinarity, radical collaboration, industrial support, and dynamic balance, our vision is to be a leader of inclusive excellence, empowering world-class students to solve global challenges of enduring significance through materials innovation.
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