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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Each summer, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center provides support for six to eight undergraduates to spend approximately ten weeks doing materials research in one of the laboratories of the JHU MRSEC, either at Johns Hopkins University, Brown University, or Carnegie-Mellon University. Under the guidance of the MRSEC faculty in physics, materials science and engineering, students conduct research in such topics as nanowire structures, nanoparticle self-assembly, half-metallic ferromagnets, spin-valve structures, and nanocrystalline metals and alloys.

Each Undergraduate selected will receive a stipend of $4,000, and assistance with travel (up to $500) if not living locally. Also if not local, housing and two meals a day will Be provided by the program.

If you are a United States citizen or a permanent resident, are presently enrolled in a program leading to a bachelor's degree, are currently a sophomore or junior, and wish to apply for the program, please complete the application and send it to the address listed on the application, together with a copy of your transcript, at least one letter of recommendation from a professor at your university, a resume, and a short essay on why this experience would be beneficial to you in a scientific career.

Review of applications for the coming summer will begin annually on February 15.

Examples of Research Projects:


NOTE:  The MRSEC Summer REU Program has been discontinued as of Summer 2012. Thank you.

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