Interdisciplinary Materials REU with CHARM at the University of Delaware - Summer 2024
Center for Hybrid, Active, & Responsive Materials at the University of Delaware (UD CHARM)
Location: Newark, Delaware
Engineering and Technology: Bioengineering
Engineering and Technology: Materials
14 openings available.
At the University of Delaware, CHARM’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates provides full-time, 10-week summer research opportunities in innovative materials science and engineering. Participants in our highly collaborative and interdisciplinary program, which focuses on nature-inspired, computationally designed materials with soft materials and tomorrow’s terahertz technologies with hard materials, will be fully immersed in the research laboratories of CHARM faculty from the Departments of Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and Physics & Astronomy. Visit our REU website for more information.
Ideal applicants should:
Be a current sophomore or junior in a STEM program (graduating in 2025 or later)
Freshman applicants are encouraged to apply and will be considered on special basis
Have a cumulative GPA > 3.00
Be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident of the US
In PDF format, you will need the following materials when filling out our online application:
Your updated resume or CV
A copy of your current transcript
Unofficial transcripts are accepted
A letter of recommendation sent from recommender directly to Program Coordinator, Joseph Madanat at email@example.com
A research or teaching faculty member is preferred, if possible
A personal essay (500 word, 1 page maximum) discussing the following prompts:
What research areas are you focused on right now? How could they apply to the field of materials science?
How will spending your summer with CHARM’s REU program help you in your research/academic/career goals?
About Center for Hybrid, Active, & Responsive Materials at the University of Delaware (UD CHARM)
The UD Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials (UD CHARM) is one of 11 Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) funded by the National Science Foundation in 2020. Nineteen of these centers are located at research institutions across the United States (U.S.).MRSECs are an important part of the materials science enterprise in the U.S. with a focus on fundamental research. They serve as hubs for national and international collaboration in research and industry partnerships, and also are critical developers of educational and outreach content for the materials community.
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