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UCLA – Undergraduate Research Opportunity

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Dear Colleagues and Students,

We are accepting applications for the 2010 UCLA Nanosystems Chemistry and Engineering Research (NanoCER) NSF REU program.  The program will run from June 21 through August 27, 2010 (10 weeks), and will engage physical science and engineering students in interdisciplinary team-based research, professional skills workshops and seminars. Undergraduates interested in chemistry and engineering will learn how to be scientists and engineers by participating in teams that develop new materials, devices and applications of nanotechnology.  Participants will have access to sophisticated instrumentation and fabrication facilities.  Benefits include a weekly stipend, on-campus housing and a travel grant to present results at a professional conference.

Applicants must have GPA of 3.0 or greater, have completed their junior year, and clearly articulate an interest in nanotechnology in their personal statement.  No previous research experience is required, and students from colleges where research opportunities are limited are especially encouraged to apply.  NanoCER strives to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who continue on to doctoral study in science and engineering.  Students must apply separately to BOTH the REU-NanoCER and SPUR programs.  Please see the instructions on our web page for more information,

The attached flyer contains additional information.  Would you please post it and also share this information with students who might be interested in applying?  Please note the application deadline is February 5, 2010.

With thanks and best wishes,

Professor Robin L. Garrell, NanoCER PI

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