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Overview of REU and Partner Programs

* The NSMS REU Projects are in the process of being updated

The Nanoscience and Microsystems REU program offers a wide range of projects and aims to make the best matches between student and project. Projects for the 2014 program have been tentatively defined below. When applying to the NSMS REU program, applicants are encouraged to indicate their preferences for specific projects.

The NSMS REU program pays for the majority of student expenses - travel (up to $600), on-campus housing, a competitive $5,000 stipend,  the cost of most activities - and focuses on the development of strong student-mentor relationships as well as laboratory and  research skills. The program offers a range of recreational activities and opportunities to experience New Mexico.

The NSMS REU Program has projects ideal for students interested in nanotechnology and materials science. Projects generally fall into three major areas:

  • Nanoscience of Biosystems
  • Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion
  • Microsyste

The UNM REU Program has been awarded NSF (National Science Foundation) grant funding for its 24th renewal and has recently expanded its focus to include broader areas of Nanoscience and Microsystems. Eligible students (must be a US citizen or permanent resident, currently enrolled in a college or university and attending in the Fall Semester following REU participation) are welcome to begin the application process by completing our convenient web-based form. Begin Application Process

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CBET-1560058.