Are you looking for summer research opportunities? Please consider the 2016 REU in Reconfigurable and Multifunctional Soft Materials (RMSM) housed on the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez.
The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. A novel aspect of the RMSM REU is the opportunity that students will have to conduct transformative research in a multicultural environment. They will have the opportunity to learn a second language and immerse themselves in a different culture, while taking advantage of the beautiful scenery of Puerto Rico.
Examples of potential projects include rheology of Janus and active colloidal particles, synthesis of reconfigurable solid-like liquid crystals, design of novel composite protein microcrystals for the sustained oral delivery of antigens, effect of hydrophobic materials in the growth rate of granular material in wet granulation, and development of bioactive, nanostructurally-designed artificial peptides.
Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.
To apply go to: http://softmatter.uprm.edu/reu/
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. All applications are due by March 15, 2016.