Thursday, January 21, 2010

Research Experience for Undergraduates at NCSU

From the program coordinators:

The Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program at NCSU. The program will run from June 2 through August 6, 2010. Undergraduate students selected for the program will be provided with the opportunity to gain experience with cutting-edge chemical research, with an emphasis on the fields of materials, life sciences and catalysis.

Students will have the opportunity to work closely with one of 25 faculty who are dedicated to the success of their students. Our research facilities include some of the most advanced instrumentation in the country. From our newly created NSF Center for Molecular Spintronics, to our W.M. Keck FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, to research programs in catalysis, protein engineering, drug discovery, and neurochemistry, we believe our department offers research in your area of interest. Additional highlights of our program include a generous $4,500 stipend for the 10-week program, full support for housing on campus and a partial meal allowance will be provided, on-site laboratory visits to gain exposure to industrial and governmental research careers, opportunities to interact with students in other REU programs at NCSU, and participation in a University-wide undergraduate research symposium at the summation of the program.

Additionally, the Research Triangle area, which includes Raleigh and NC State, is a wonderful place to live and visit, providing not just a high quality of life, but many important academic and industrial contacts for future employment. The Raleigh-Cary area is consistently ranked among the best places to live in America according to CNN Money.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to apply to our program. Although March 16 is the deadline for applications, it is highly recommended that you submit an application as soon as possible. Offers will be extended throughout the application process and all positions could be filled prior to the application deadline. Review of applications will begin as early as February of 2009. If you have any further questions regarding the Department of Chemistry at NCSU, or would like to know more about our program and the application process, please visit, visit us on Facebook at NCSU Chemistry-Reu or feel free to directly contact the REU coordinators below.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

REU Program Coordinators
Prof. Reza Ghiladi (
Prof. Elon Ison (

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