2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates


A REU student moving silicon wafers into a high temperature furnace for processing.


A silicon wafer being loaded for photo-reflectance measurements as a function of wavelength.


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a stimulating nine-week summer research program for undergraduates from accredited community colleges and universities at the Nanotechnology Collaborative Infra­structure Southwest (NCI-SW) at ASU. As the southwest regional hub of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), the NCI-SW will offer REU participants the opportunity to work with nationally recognized scholars in nanotechnology research and leaders in science education.

  • Explore the world of the very small in a variety of state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Conduct research with the nation’s top nanotechnology scientists
  • Gain new skills and valuable experience
  • Establish long-term relationships with faculty, staff and graduate students

Program Details

  • May 30 – July 29, 2017
  • Stipend – $5,000 (paid in 3 installments)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least one year completed by May 2017, and at least one more semester from graduation after the summer.
  • Graduating seniors or students already with a 4-year baccalaureate degree are not eligible. However, students graduating in Spring 2017 with an Associate degree from a 2-year college will be eligible if accepted for transfer to a 4-year degree program by May 1, 2017.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Prohibited from taking courses or working while participating in the program.
  • Must be available to attend the entire nine-week program.
  • ASU students are not eligible; they are encouraged to apply to REU programs at other sites of the NNCI (see http://www.nnci.net/reu/).

Application Requirements

Deadline: March 1, 2017, 5:00 pm MT

  • Applicants must submit by the deadline a completed application. Further, a recommendation letter (sent directly by a faculty member) and a copy of the applicant’s transcript (unofficial acceptable for now) must also be submitted by the deadline. All materials to be submitted via email to: Raymond.Tsui@asu.edu.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, an official transcript from your school and proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency will need to be sent to NCI-SW. Where applicable, proof of acceptance to a 4-year degree program will also be required.


For More Information

Contact: Ray Tsui, Outreach Coordinator (email: Raymond.Tsui@asu.edu)
Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure-Southwest (NCI-SW)
Arizona State University
PO Box 875706, Tempe, AZ 85287-5706