Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Multifunctional Materials

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 Divisions of Materials Research and Chemistry (DMR-1004431) with recreational activities funded by WVU Research Corporation and the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Our program runs May -July and takes place at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

Unfortunately the NanoSAFE REU Program is no longer accepting Applications. Please check back next year.

*Note: a complete application includes the online application, 1 official or unofficial verifiable undergraduate transcript, and 1 letter of recommendation.

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Cutting-edge multidisciplinary nanoscience undergraduate research programs in:

Molecular Electronics and Electronic Transduction
Multifunctional Heterostructures
Nano and Microfluidics
Spintronics and Magnetism


To be eligible for the NanoSAFE-REU program, you must:

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior (i.e., must have at least finished freshman year by end of the 2014-2015 school year)
Have a minimum of 2.75 GPA in college science, math, and engineering courses

Participants will receive:

Free room and board at West Virginia University
$5,000/summer stipend
Travel allowance
Field trips to National Laboratories and Research Facilities
Team-building activities (rock climbing, ropes course, whitewater rafting, etc.)

The program will be held on the campus of West Virginia University, located in Morgantown, WV. Morgantown is surrounded by numerous state parks, beautiful mountains, rivers, and lakes, and is located only 80 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA and 200 miles east of Washington, D.C. The summer months in West Virginia offer unparalleled opportunities for biking, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and back country trail hiking.

2014 information

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium was held Thursday, July 24, 2014

Please access the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Program

Research Projects from Summer 2014 can be found NanoSAFE Site Projects 2014

2013 information
Research Projects from Summer 2013 can be found here.

2012 information

Materials from previous years