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JSNN Undergraduate Research Opportunities funded at $20,000

Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Sangeetha Shivaji.
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Dr. Daniel Herr, Professor & Nanoscience Department Chair, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

UNCG Research congratulates Dr. Daniel Herr on his $20,000 Semiconductor Research Corporation Education Alliance award. The funding will support his “JSNN Undergraduate Research Opportunities” project.

Project Summary

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) recently reached closure on an Undergraduate Research Opportunity (URO) award that will support up to four undergraduate internships this summer. The purpose of this grant is to encourage and support undergraduate experiences in one or more nanoscience-related platforms.

Each student selected to participate in this ten week program will receive a $4,000 stipend and training on state-of-the-art tools and techniques. They will work with a graduate student on a cutting edge nanoscience and/or nanoengineering research project, under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

We expect that, by the end of the internship, some student contributions may warrant publication. Some student interns may also be invited to participate in an annual student conference in Austin, Texas, with most or all expenses paid. The conference would help participating students further refine their communication skills through a poster presentation and network with some of the world’s leading nanotechnologists.