Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Multifunctional Materials

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Thursday, July 24, 2014

Please access the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Program

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.

Research Projects from Summer 2013 can be found here.

Once you have completed your online application for the NanoSAFE REU program, NanoSAFE would appreciate your assistance in completing the 2013 NanoSAFE REU Applicant Self-Identification form. The information in this form will be used to assess NanoSAFE’s affirmative action effectiveness and in meeting compliance obligations under state and federal law. Completion of the form is voluntary and will not be used in the evaluation of applications. This information will be stored in the NanoSAFE Office.

*Note: a complete application includes the online application, 1 official 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 2012-2013 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.

2012 information

Materials from previous years