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Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF)
Center for Transportation, Environment & Community Health (CTECH)
Keeping the Ezra Promise (KEP)
Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM)
Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials Cornell (PARADIM CU)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programs
2016 REU

2017 REU

 

INFORMATION for the 2018 CNF-HOSTED & PARADIM REU PROGRAMS

2018 REU Calendar [pdf] (Updated June 7th), http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_reucalendar.html

All REU Photographs, http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_2018reuphotos.html 

ALL REU Final Report Instructions and Template [doc], http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_finalreureport.html

NEW! Schedule for the All REU Nano-Convocation, Thursday, August 2nd;
  http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_reunanoconvo.html


NEW! CCMR Hot Materials Talks & Lunches for REU Interns,
http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_ccmrreutalks.html

NEW! CCMR REU Bus Trips to New York City & Niagara Falls [pdf] RESERVE YOUR SEAT EARLY!

NEW! Things to do in and Around Ithaca! http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_ithacathings2do.html

NEW! Cornell Student Experience Initiative, https://experience.cornell.edu/

 

FOR THE CNF iREU and REU, NNCI REU Convocation

 

Summer Research Inclusivity Statement
In order to learn, we must be open to the views of people different from ourselves. During the time we share together over the summer, please honor the uniqueness of your fellow researchers, no matter their background, and appreciate the opportunity we have to learn from one another. In our structured and unstructured discussions, we will have many opportunities to explore some challenging, high-stakes issues and increase our understandings of different perspectives. These perspectives are informed by race, ethnicity, national origin, migratory status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and disability. Our conversations may not always be easy; sometimes we will make mistakes in our speaking and our listening; sometimes we will need patience or courage or imagination or any number of qualities in combination to engage our texts, our colleagues, and our own ideas and experiences. Always we will need respect for others.

Thus, an important aim of our summer program will be for us to acknowledge our own biases by having the difficult conversations that arise around issues of social justice in order to expand and deepen our understanding of multiple perspectives – whatever our backgrounds, experiences, or positions.


2018 REU Orientation Day & First Week [pdf], http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_reufirstweek.html

2018 REU Second Week, Including CNF REU Training [pdf], http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_reusecondweek.html

 


 
The 2018 Interns are now locked in!

Ms. Sayeeda Aishee
Cornell University
2018 CTECH REU
PI/Mentor: Linda Nozick
Project: What Affects the Decision to Purchase an Alternative Fuel Vehicle?

Mr. Vivek Anil
The Pennsylvania State University
2018 CNF REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Gennady Shvets
Project: Topics in Nano-Biophotonics: Fabrication of Plasmonic Metasurfaces that Attract and Spectroscopically Interrogate Cancer Cells

Mr. John Bohn
University of Illinois
2018 KEP REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Christopher Alabi
Project: Site-specific Dual Modification of Native Antibodies via Microbial Transglutaminase

Mr. Miguel Castro-Rivera
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
2018 PARADIM REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Betul Pamuk
Project: Understanding the Structure of IV-VI Semiconductors

Mr. Anthony Coleman
Chicago State University
2018 PARADIM REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Hanjong Paik (1 of 2)
Project: MBE Growth/System Development and XRD Characterization

Ms. Stephanie Eberly
North Carolina State University
2018 PARADIM REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Luca Moreschini
Project: Development and Commissioning of a Novel ARPES System

Ms. Iryna Glushchenko
Princeton University
2018 PARADIM REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Hanjong Paik (2 of 2)
Project: MBE Growth/System Development and XRD Characterization

Mr. Ken Tai Ran Ho
Cornell University
2018 PARADIM CU REU
PI/Mentor: Kyle Shen
Project: Development of an Automated Electronic Cryogenic Transport Measurement System for Measuring Quantum Materials

Mr. Jordan Howard-Jennings
Harvey Mudd College
2018 CNF REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Christopher Ober
Project: New Photopatterning Materials for Advanced Lithography

Mr. Yonghun Lee
Cornell University
2018 PARADIM CU REU
PI/Mentor: Kyle Shen
Project: Non-Equilibrium Investigations of Canted Antiferromagnets under a Flowing Electrical Current

Mr. Cesar Lema
New York University
2018 PARADIM REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Don Werder
Project: Growing 2D Transition Metal Dichalogenide (2D-TMDC) Materials for PARADIM Users

Ms. Regina Mannino
Franciscan University of Steubenville
2018 KEP REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Susan Daniel
Project: On-Chip Production of GM1 for the Treatment of Huntington’s Disease

Mr. Marcus Marracci
CSU Fullerton
2018 PARADIM REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Pamuk AND Werder
Project: Growing and Designing 2D Transition Metal Dichalogenide (2D-TMDC) Materials for PARADIM Users

Mr. Joshua Romo
University of Dayton
2018 KEP REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Tobias Hanrath
Project: Nanoplasmonic Au-Fe Catalysts for Ammonia Synthesis

Ms. Sierra Russell
SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Albany)
2018 CNF REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Paul McEuen
Project: Magnetic Film Characterization for Actuating Origami Devices

Mr. Kody Whisnant
Wayne State University
2018 CNF REU Intern
PI/Mentor: Abraham Stroock
Project: Development of MEMS Tool to Study the Physics of Water and Ice

Mr. Reed Yalisove
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2018 CNF REU Intern
PI/Mentor: James Engstrom
Project: Fabricating Atomic Membranes using ALD

Mr. Cyrus Zeledon
Cornell University
2018 PARADIM CU REU
PI/Mentor: Darrell Schlom
Project: Facilitating Improved Growth and Understanding of Complex Oxide Thin Films Grown by Molecular-Beam Epitaxy

Mr. William Zhang
Cornell University
2018 PARADIM CU REU
PI/Mentor: Kyle Shen
Project: Development of a Multipurpose Ultrahigh Vacuum System for Electrical and Optical Measurements of Surface-Modified Quantum Materials

REU WELCOME EMAIL


 

2018 CNF & PARADIM REU PROGRAMS

During the summer of 2018, Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) will sponsor Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs from June through August. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply (please find restrictions and eligibility requirements online). Please note we have very specific goals of doing our best to hire underrepresented minorities, women, and undergraduates who have no previous research experience (although, not to the exclusion of well-represented undergraduates as is evident from looking at photographs from any of our REU programs).

CNF REU Program
The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility for Undergraduates (CNF REU) Program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. In 2018, we will hire five students who will be hosted by a Cornell faculty member. Each student will work on an independent research project using the advanced resources available at CNF and Cornell. Interns will take advantage of our training processes to quickly become proficient in advanced laboratory practices. Projects are scaled to be challenging yet achievable within the program's ten-week time frame. All together, the program offers an excellent ten week introduction to nanotechnology and a preview of a scientific research career. As an added bonus, the CNF REU take part in a three-day convocation with interns from the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) sites for presentations, posters and a little bit of fun. CNF REU interns receive a $5,000 stipend and housing, and all reasonable travel expenses are paid for directly or reimbursed. We also cover the costs of all our interns' CNF lab use and some research materials (cleanroom notebook, safety glasses, etc.). While we do not provide a meal plan, a great deal of free food is regularly available!

Center for Transportation, Environment and Community Health (CTECH) REU Program
The CTECH REU Program is a new addition to the CNF REU hosted programs. The Center for Transportation, Environment and Community Health has hired an intern who will be taking part in almost all the CNF REU Program events over over the summer, while doing her research for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Keeping the Ezra Promise (KEP) REU Program
The KEP REU Program is a new summer internship program designed to make STEM more inclusive at Cornell University. The program is directed by Profs. Susan Daniel and Paulette Clancy, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University. While the KEP REU hiring process and specific benefits are different from CNF / PARADIM*, the KEP REU Program is being "adopted" by the CNF REU Program! The three KEP REU interns will follow the same basic schedule, summer calendar, and intern expectations as the CNF REU interns. Once the 2018 KEP REU interns are hired by Profs. Susan Daniel and Paulette Clancy, Melanie-Claire will be in touch to plan our summer together! (* If you receive an internship offer from KEP REU, the letter you receive will outline the specifics of stipend, travel and housing. Be sure to read carefully and respond in a timely manner to your offer!)

PARADIM REU Program
The Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) REU Program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in the growth or structural/electrical characterization of thin films of transition metal oxides or chalcohenides currently being researched as next generation electronic materials. In 2018, we will hire six PARADIM REU interns, who will work on an independent research project using the advanced resources available in PARADIM faculty labs and CCMR facilities. Projects are scaled to be challenging yet achievable within the program’s ten-week time frame. More information can be found at http://paradim.cornell.edu/education/reu-program/


"If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn't call it research." Albert Einstein



Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison
CNF & KEP REU Program Coordinator
CNF & PARADIM Program Application Coordinator
Office: 350 Duffield Hall

Mailing Address:
250 Duffield Hall
343 Campus Road
Ithaca NY 14853-2700

Direct: 607-254-4858
CNF Office: 607-255-2329
[email]


Cornell Summer REU Programs Promotional Video

http://www.cornell.edu/video/search.cfm?q=summer+research+internship



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