REU Opportunity at Louisville in MicroNanoTechnology and Additive Manufacturing

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The University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering welcomes students this summer to join our research experience for undergraduates Micro/Nano Manufacturing program called INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO/NANO MANUFACTURING PROGRAM ADDRESSING CHALLENGES TODAY (IMPACT).

The goal of IMPACT is to recruit and train next-generation students into the interdisciplinary field of advanced micro/nano-manufacturing through exciting hands-on research projects which demonstrate how this remarkable miniaturization technology can be used to create new devices and systems capable of “impacting” the grand challenges of today in energy, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, security and the environment. Although the field of micro/nanotechnology has been around for several decades, its commercial successes have been primarily limited to the fields of semiconductors and microelectronics. Only recently have researchers begun to expand the application areas of this attractive manufacturing technology from the 2.5D field of semiconductors to the true 3D world of MEMS, microfluidics, sensors and other non-semiconductor disciplines. Graduates of the UofL REU IMPACT program will be well-positioned to make substantial contributions to the fields of science + engineering as they progress through their exciting academic + professional careers.

Micro/Nano Fabrication is a very interdisciplinary and diverse field of study.  Its applications range from tiny implantable wireless devices for the human body to autonomous robotic micro-sensors for the environment to next-generation wearables for the Internet of Everything. The number of items which include or use micro/nanotechnology continues to expand at an exponential rate and the NNI predicts that 2 million micro/nanotechnologists will be needed by 2020 in the USA alone, compared to 25,000 in 2000. Because most nanotechnology programs at universities are focused at the graduate level, undergraduate programs such as this exciting hands-on REU program are vitally needed to introduce students to the fascinating field of micro/nano fabrication at an early stage in their academic career so they can leverage it in their graduate studies and throughout their careers.

Due to the pervasive nature of micro/nano-manufacturing, graduates of our hands-on REU program should find numerous graduate school opportunities in the fields of engineering, chemistry, physics, biology and even medicine.


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO ENROLL: College students in the non-traditional fields of  Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Medicine and Biology.
PROGRAM START AND END DATES: From May 29 to August 9, 2018
PROGRAM TYPE: Residential (housing and stipends ($5,000 per student) provided) – Meals not provided
LOCATION: University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Provide each student with a personalized research experience related to micro/nanotechnology,

Have all students obtain a core competence in the field of micro/nano-manufacturing through a common cleanroom experience where they design, fabricate and test custom solar cells,

Develop each students’ independence and confidence through participation in research, in-house presentations, weekly scientific meetings and poster presentations,

Provide complementary programs to enhance their learning and skillset (i.e. seminars on writing, engineering design, critical thinking, ethics, etc),

Stimulate the students’ interests in graduate careers in related science and engineering disciplines,

Reach out to undergraduates especially underrepresented groups, and make their 10-week experience fun through hands-on research projects and interesting social activities.

For more information and to apply to this program, please ask your students to visit

Summer REU Opportunity at Ohio State University

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The Ohio State University Center for Emergent Materials: A National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center


ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) REU program focuses on fundamental and applied science of exotic and novel materials and next-generation electronics that move toward a new generation of low-power-dissipation high-density electronics.

Projects range from Injection and detection of spin-polarized electrons in silicon or graphene to growth characterization of complex oxide multilayer structures for computer memory applications.

During the 10-week program, you will conduct experimental/theoretical/computational research projects with an Ohio State University faculty mentor and a graduate or postdoctoral fellow from the CEM. You will have an opportunity to participate in professional development activities that will prepare you for graduate school and research-related careers, network with peers and take part in various social events.  LEARN MORE HERE



STIPEND AND SUPPORT • $5,000 stipend • Travel costs • On-campus housing (dorm) • Ohio State library access • Local bus transportation

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in physics, materials science, chemistry or electrical/computer engineering. Students from groups underrepresented in engineering or physics are encouraged to apply.

QUESTIONS? Contact Michelle McCombs at 191 West Woodruff Ave, Columbus, Oh 43210


The Ohio State University and the Center for Emergent Materials are committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities. The ADA Coordinator’s Office is a resource and referral point for disability related information, services and resources. For additional information, visit their website ( or email them at

The AFRL Scholars Program is accepting applications for PAID INTERNSHIPS at select locations

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The AFRL Scholars Program is accepting applications for PAID INTERNSHIPS at select locations

LEAD your future and apply today!

DISCOVER your passions and get excited about career paths!

DEVELOP your research skills on cutting edge tech with elite mentors!

DELIVER the warfighter mission to ensure the Nation’s advantage in air, space, and cyberspace!

For more information on how to apply: visit our website at :

email us at:


Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition~ Win $50,000 for your business idea ~ Deadline for intent to compete is December 15th

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Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

Win $50,000 for your Business Idea

Eligibility and Contest Rules can be found at

Deadline for intent to compete is December 15th

Round 1 is January 27th

ROund 2 is February 24th

Round 3 is March 31st

Final Pitch Presentation is April 27th

Summer ENGR research opportunity in Germany

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Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

Juniors and Seniors!

This summer, the College of Engineering is offering an international internship program for junior and senior undergraduate students to gain cutting-edge research experience in a wide variety of scientific fields. Participants will work with doctoral students, scientists or professors as part of on-going research projects at Technische Universitaet (TU) Dresden.

  • Scientific fields: Engineering Sciences, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Working language: English
  • min. 4 weeks – up to 12 weeks in the period between June and August 2018

Monthly Scholarship to cover your accommodations, health insurance, research fees, and living expenses.

In addition a 600 Euro travel subsidy is included!

If interested in learning more, please email Julia McMillin at to schedule a time to discuss. Or stop by SEM131C.

Additional information on the attached flyer!


WiCSE Meeting – TODAY at 5:30 p.m. in room 122 in the @One – FOOD and DRINK will be provided

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Hi WiCSE members!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break and that these weeks before finals aren’t too stressful! As we discussed at the meeting before break, we will be having a fun VR workshop TODAY. This will be held in the VR room in the @One. We’ve rented this room out from 6-8pm on December 5th, so we can all have fun and play around with all of the cool VR devices that are available.

We’ll be meeting at 5:30pm in room 122 in the @One before we head to the VR room to discuss next semester’s activities and our upcoming cookie exchange. This is a longer meeting than usual, so we will be providing food and drinks.

Meeting time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm 
Location: Room 122 in the @One
Food and drinks will be provided!

I didn’t get many replies regarding the tour of GE, so we will likely put this off until next semester.

See you on Tuesday!
Mariya Zagainova
Women into Computer Science Engineering

John Mackay Club Meeting TODAY 12/4 at 5:30 p.m. in MSS 216

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John Mackay Club will be hosting a meeting today, 12/4 at 5:30 P.M. in MSS 216

Caterpillar will be giving a presentation and all are welcome to attend.

SWE Member Meeting~ 12/6 at 6:30 p.m. in PE 104

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SWE Member Meeting

December 6th at 6:30 p.m. in PE 104

Bring a dessert to share! Come in your ugliest Christmas sweater

  • Get involved with SWE’s Evening with Industry & other events
  • Learn about the annual conference

ANS Presents Dr. Craig Smith: Smart Grid Technology~ 12/7 at 6 p.m. in DMS 102 ~ FREE PIZZA

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American Nuclear Society Presents Dr. Craig Smith: Smart Grid Technology

Thursday 12/7 at 6 p.m. in DMS 102

The future of electricity generation and transmission


Dr. Craig Smith is a research professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and is a respected nuclear researcher in the national laboratory system. His research interests include nuclear energy, non-proliferation and counterterrorism technologies. He is the US member of an international steering committee on lead-cooled nuclear reactors and has worked internationally in research related to counter-terrorism technology and automated systems. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and of the American Association of the Advancement of Science. Dr. Smith earned a Ph.D. in Nuclear science and Engineering at UCLA in 1975.

Steel Bridge Welding Seminar ~ 12/2

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Steel Bridge Welding Seminar
Saturday December 2, 2017
If you are interested in joining the Steel Bridge team this is a great opportunity to get involved. We will be teaching people how to weld and use all of our shop tools. No experience is required and all are welcome!
We will be meeting at the shop, 1613 Freeport Ave, Sparks NV at 1 PM. If you need a ride and are willing to carpool we will meet behind SEM at 12:30.
If you are interested in attending please let us know at or by stopping by the ASCE Student Achievement Center in SEM 119. Hope to see you all there!

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