Last month, the RTNN welcomed over 50 guests to Raleigh at the annual NNCI REU Convocation. Participants came from NNCI sites across the country to share their summer research projects with their peers as well as RTNN faculty, staff, and students. The event kicked off with a scavenger hunt where students searched NC State for a variety of landmarks. Attendees also participated in professional development activities that included updates to their LinkedIn profiles and learning how to effectively communicate science to the public. Poster sessions were held on the campuses of Duke and UNC to give students a broader perspective of nanotechnology in the Research Triangle. The entire agenda can be found here and all of the event talks are posted here.
Applications are now available for the 2016 RTNN Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU+). Students will participate in nanotechnology-related research at one of the RTNN partner universities with follow-on at students’ home institutions in the year after the summer program. RTNN is partnering with the Research Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) and the UNC-CH Department of Chemistry to organize the inaugural year of this program.
Visit our REU page for more information and deadlines.
The Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), an RTNN member facility, will host a 10-week, NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer of 2016. Research projects will focus on the environmental impact of nanotechnology as it relates to a one or more of the following engineering and science disciplines: biomedical engineering, materials science, biology, chemistry, ecotoxicology, geosciences, and civil & environmental engineering.
The deadline for applications is February 28, 2016. The program will run May 30 – July 29, 2016.
For more information, visit the CEINT website.