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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
2018 REU

 

THE 2019 CNF CTECH KEP PARADIM APPLICATION IS NOW LIVE!
 http://www.reu.nnin.org/

 

INFORMATION for the 2019 CNF-HOSTED & PARADIM REU PROGRAMS

Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (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 2019, 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 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. CTECH pursues research and innovation to support sustainable mobility of people and goods while preserving the environment and improving community health. It leverages behavioral and economic sciences, epidemiology, information technology, and environmental and transportation sciences and technologies to address critical issues falling under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act's priority area of Preserving the Environment: greenhouse gas reduction, use of alternative fuels and energy technologies, environmentally responsible planning, and impacts of freight movement. CTECH's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is a summer research opportunity at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It provides undergraduate participants with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and researchers in one of CTECH's focus areas, as well as to learn about other academic disciplines by networking with hundreds of other REU students. Students about to matriculate into an undergraduate program that are 18 years of age and have graduated from high school are eligible. Participants conduct a summer research project within an established faculty research group, with direct oversight from a senior researcher, and gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. REUs will learn how to conduct as well as present their work (orally and in writing). In addition, REUs are all housed in the same residence hall so that they can network and interact socially. There are also ongoing events that highlight educational opportunities to learn about things like research ethics and presentation techniques, and opportunities to relax and have fun with other REUs. CTECH REU interns receive a $5,000 stipend and housing, and all reasonable travel expenses are paid for directly or reimbursed.

Keeping the Ezra Promise (KEP) Program
The KEP Program, one of the
CNF REU hosted programs, is designed to make STEM more inclusive at Cornell University. Cornell founders Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White founded a university where "any person" could get educated in "any study". Women, students of color, rural farmhands, and first-generation immigrant children could attend Cornell University to educate themselves in any subject they desired. Cornell's commitment to diversity has not wavered in the intervening 140 years. Today, roughly half the incoming engineering Cornell freshmen are women, but there is a lack of parity between U.S. populations of people of color, socio-economically disadvantaged, and first-generation college students, and their enrollment in science and engineering majors in four-year colleges, including Cornell. The Keeping the Ezra Promise (KEP) Program follows the chosen underrepresented minority and female undergraduates from sophomore to senior year, and on to graduate school. In the first stage, sophomores are connected with graduate students and faculty through research experiences. The following year, a second cadre of sophomores is mentored, while the first stage students (now juniors) move to a professional development phase of their mentoring program. In the third year, we mentor a third cadre of sophomores, concurrently with stage 2 juniors and stage 1 seniors. Seniors will be prepared for graduate school and coached in applications and fellowship writing. By year four, our first stage of sophomores will -- we hope -- have joined a graduate program. Program "graduates" will be encouraged to mentor the next cycle of undergraduates and hence set up a continuous pipeline that reinforces their promotion from undergraduate to graduate student. This arrangement allows the newly transitioned graduate students to continue their leadership and mentoring development. Success creating more URM faculty would further reinforce the pipeline by encouraging their own future undergraduate students to "Keep the Ezra Promise." KEP Program interns receive a $5,000 stipend and housing, and all reasonable travel expenses are paid for directly or reimbursed.

Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (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 2019, we will hire up to seven 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.
PARADIM REU interns receive a $5,000 stipend and housing, and all reasonable travel expenses are paid for directly or reimbursed. More information can be found at https://www.paradim.org/reu/cornell

 

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.


"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 CTECH KEP PARADIM REU 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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