2015 Program Information
We offer a unique summer research experience for undergraduate students in science, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.
The NanoSAFE REU Program is no longer accepting applications. Please check back next year.
2014 Participant and Activities
Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium 2014
Please access NanoSAFE REU Site Projects 2014 List for a comprehensive list of the 2014 research projects.
Other Nanotechnology Education Programs
Engineering and science majors at West Virginia University may choose to complete a nine-credit-hour emphasis in nanosystems. This program gives undergraduate students the unique opportunity to gain depth in their own discipline while learning to value other disciplines through participation in interdisciplinary nanosystems research groups.
STEM SURE is a summer undergraduate research experience for students interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. Selected students will work in research labs at West Virginia University for 8 weeks during the summer under the direction of a WVU faculty research mentor and a graduate or post-doctoral mentor.
The 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program (May 26-July 24, 2015) is now accepting applications. A direct link to the online student application is: https://honorswvu.wufoo.com/forms/w1thjze20nqecoa/. SURE is for students interested in careers in research or with an interest in attending graduate school within their discipline. Selected students will spend 8-weeks working on research under the direction of a WVU faculty member. Participants must enroll in and pay the tuition for a 1-credit research course to accompany their SURE experience. Participants will be paid a stipend of $3,900. Review of applications will begin on or after March 13, 2015. Also available is an International Research Experience held at Jilin University in China (runs mid-May through mid-July; pending continuation funding) for students majoring in chemistry, chemical engineering or biochemistry. Apply for the international research experience by completing the SURE application and checking the appropriate box to express interest in this program. For more information, contact SURE@mail.wvu.edu.
Funding for the 2015 SURE programs was obtained from:
1) STEM SURE: Sponsored and funded by the WVU Office of the Provost, an NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement grant administered by NanoSAFE at WVU (http://nanosafe.wvu.edu), and the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
2) WVU SURE: Sponsored in part by the West Virginia Research Challenge Fund through a grant from the Division of Science and Research, HEPC, WVU, Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and The Honors College.
3) International SURE: Sponsored and funded by the WVU Office of the Provost and the WVU SURE program.
The STEM Ambassadors are a group of WVU students majoring in fields such as animal sciences, forensics, health sciences and engineering. Under the direction of WVU Extension Service 4-H faculty, they will divide and conquer STEM-based activity education – offering more than 1,530 hours of STEM programming at 27 4-H camps and University events across the state. STEM activities include projects like Lego Robotics, DNA testing and bridge building.