Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF)
Keeping the Ezra Promise (KEP)
Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programs
The three summer internship programs listed above -- CNF, KEP and PARADIM -- work together over the summer to create a cohesive and successful research experience for all our interns. The 2017 dates are Tuesday, June 6th - Friday, August 11th (with interns arriving in Ithaca on June 3rd and departing on August 12th). There will be many shared activities including lunches and dinners, presentations and posters, and we culminate with a Nano-Convocation. Finally, each intern writes a two-page report that is due before interns depart from Ithaca.
Each of the programs has specifics to their research and intern benefits/expectations that are slightly different from the other two programs, but the overall calendar is shared! See below for a few of those program specifics.
2017 CNF REU PROGRAM SUMMARY
The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility for Undergraduates (CNF REU) Program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. In 2017, 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, this year the CNF REU will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, for a network-wide convocation at Georgia Tech, August 6-8. We will meet up with REUs from other 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 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!
2017 PARADIM REU PROGRAM SUMMARY
The Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) REU Program information can be found at http://paradim.cornell.edu/education/reu-program/
The 2017 CNF & PARADIM REU Program Application is now CLOSED!
AWARD PROCESS BEGINS:
Monday, March 6, 2017 (via Email)
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! KEP REU interns will follow the same basic schedule, summer calendar, and intern expectations as the CNF REU interns. Once the 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!)
"If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn't call it research." Albert Einstein