2019 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 Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at the Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW) at ASU is a stimulating nine-week summer research program for undergraduates from accredited community colleges and universities. 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 micro- and nanoscale 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
For synergistic reasons, this non-resident program will run in parallel with another REU at ASU that is focused on advanced solar energy research. This provides opportunities to also learn about another exciting engineering topic.
- Runs May 29 – July 25, 2019 (5 days a week except for July 4 holiday)
- Stipend – $5,000 (paid in 3 installments)
- Non-resident program (housing not provided)
- Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least one year completed by May 2019, 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 2019 with an Associate degree from a 2-year college will be eligible if accepted for transfer to a 4-year degree program by April 15, 2019.
- 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, beginning on the start date.
- ASU students are not eligible; they are encouraged to apply to REU programs at other sites of the NNCI (click here for details).
Deadline: March 1, 2019, 5:00 pm MT
- Applicants must submit by the deadline a completed application form, a copy of their transcripts (unofficial accepted), and two letters of recommendation.
- All material must be submitted/uploaded online via the Apply Here Now link provided below. However, in the event a recommender would rather send in the letter directly instead of providing it to the applicant, the recommender may email it to Ray Tsui (email: Raymond.Tsui@asu.edu). In such a case, the applicant should upload a document containing the name of the recommender to the online form.
- All uploaded documents should be named starting with the applicant’s last name (for instance: Smith_Unofficial Transcript_#1.docx)
- Note that the application form will only save a submission for 24 hours in the active browser. Preview the questions and collect all the necessary documents for uploading prior to filling out the application.
- Upon acceptance into the program, proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency will be required. Where applicable, proof of acceptance to a 4-year degree program will also be required.
Award notifications will be sent out in early April.
For More Information
Contact: Ray Tsui (email: Raymond.Tsui@asu.edu)
Education Outreach Coordinator
Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure-Southwest (NCI-SW)
Arizona State University
PO Box 875706, Tempe, AZ 85287-5706