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Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility
Research Experience for Undergraduates (CNF REU) Program


2016 CNF REU Program Calendar
  !!PLEASE NOTE the calendar was updated July 7th!! (HTMLPDF)

2016 CNF REU Intern Expectations

CCMR Talks & Presentations, http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_ccmrreutalks.html



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Cornell Astronomy: REU Lectures, Meetings and Workshops (lectures are open to all REU interns)
Cornell Chimes: 607.255.5350, Housed in historic McGraw Tower. If you climb the tower’s 161 steps, you will be rewarded with beautiful views and can enjoy the musical performance from up close. Please visit the website for concert schedules.
Cornell Cinema: If you're staying in Ithaca this summer, then definitely plan on attending one or more of our fabulous, audience-selected, outdoor screenings on the Willard Straight Terrace.
Cornell Dairy Bar: 607.255.7660, In the beautifully renovated Stocking Hall, the Dairy Bar offers ice cream produced right here at Cornell’s very own dairy processing plant, which you can admire from an observation deck.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: 607.254.2473. The lab recently digitalized their impressive sound archives. Please also check out Lab of Ornithology’s bird identifying app: Merlin Bird ID.
Cornell Plantations: 607.255.2400, The Nevin Welcome Center is a great place to begin your exploration of Cornell Plantations.
Johnson Museum of Art: 607.255.6464, There is a new wing located on the north side of the museum and a small Japanese garden. An installation by Leo Villareal, Cosmos, has received a lot of attention and is mesmerizing especially after dark. In addition to its art collections and exhibits, Johnson Museum of Art offers for a breathtaking view of the Cayuga lake and the town of Ithaca (closed on Mondays).
Suspension Bridge: Just north of the Johnson Museum (across University Ave) is a Pedestrian Suspension Bridge over Fall Creek Gorge -- a very popular destination.

CNF Life in the Lab, https://research.cornell.edu/life-in-the-lab-page

Cornell Facts #1, http://irp.dpb.cornell.edu/university-factbook/quick-facts
Cornell Facts #2, http://admissions.cornell.edu/facts-about-cornell
Cornell Facts #3, https://www.cornell.edu/about/facts.cfm

Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series (Free Music!), http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/CFCU Summer Concert Series
Experience Ithaca
, http://www.visitithaca.com/the-ithaca-experience.html
Ithaca Farmers Market, http://www.ithacamarket.com
Ithaca Festival 2016, http://ithacafestival.org/
Rent a Bike!, http://boxybikes.com/rent/
Things to Do in Ithaca, http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_ithacathings2do.html



Mr. Ryan Branch
Intern Major & College: Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
CNF REU PI: Abraham Stroock
CNF REU Mentor(s): Neeraj Nitin Sinai Borker
CNF REU Project Title: Particle Fabrication for Rheology Measurement of Structured Suspensions

Ms. Wagma Caravan
Intern Major & College: Chemistry, Adelphi University
CNF REU PI: Michelle Wang
CNF REU Mentor(s): Ryan Badman
CNF REU Project Title: Fabricating Novel Nanoparticles and Optimized Waveguides for High Force Optical Traps on Chip

Ms. Ana Sofia (Sofie) de Olazarra
Intern Major & College: Physics, Pomona College
CNF REU PI: Dan Ralph
CNF REU Mentor(s): Neal Reynolds & Jonathan Gibbons
CNF REU Project Title: Heavy Metals and Topological Insulators to Optimize Spin-Orbit Torques on Magnetic Devices

Ms. Maya Martirossyan
Intern Major & College: Physics, Harvey Mudd College
CNF REU PI: Huili (Grace) Xing
CNF REU Mentor(s): Rusen Yan & Sam Bader
CNF REU Project Title: Two-Dimensional Crystal Based Electronics for Improved Energy Efficiency
Ms. Allison Smith
Intern Major & College: Electrical Engineering, Wilkes University
CNF REU PI: Amit Lal
CNF REU Mentor(s): Alexander Ruyack & Benyamin Davaji
CNF REU Project Title: Surface Acoustic Wave with Graphene Piezoresistive Transducers

The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility for Undergraduates (CNF REU) Program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. In 2016, 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. Our program runs Tuesday, June 7th - Friday, August 12th, with interns arriving in Ithaca on June 4th and departing on August 13th. The program culminates with the CNF REU Nano-Convocation. Finally, each intern writes a two-page report that is published as part of the CNF Research Accomplishments. Reports are due before interns depart. All together, the program offers an excellent ten week introduction to nanotechnology and a preview of a scientific research career. 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 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!







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

Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison
CNF REU Program 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


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