The Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) is proud to announce the following Seed Project Grants (2009-2010), totaling $123,000 in direct costs:
“Towards Room Temperature Spin-Injection/Detection in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors”
PI: Asst. Prof. Roberto Myers, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
“Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Manipulation”
PI: Asst. Prof. Jessica Winter, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Co-PI: Prof. R. Sooryakumar, Department of Physics
Renewal of “Heterogeneous Magnetic Particles for Force and Torque Sensing: A New Approach for Single Molecule Biology”
PI: Asst. Prof. Michael Poirier, Department of Physics
Renewal of “Microstructured Polymer Nanofibers for Skeletal Muscle Restoration”
PI: Asst. Prof. Yi Zhao, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Please join us in congratulating Profs. Myers, Poirier, and Zhao, and welcoming Profs. Winter and Sooryakumar to the CEM community.
Through its Education and Human Resources Development/Diversity (EHRD/D) program, the OSU Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) will support 9 undergraduates to do CEM related research during the academic year, starting November 1, 2009. The CEM’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program is eager to include women, students from underrepresented groups, and disabled students in this program. A primary goal is to introduce students to modern research.
Students will be expected to work 8 to 10 hours per week during regular class weeks at $10/hour, from November 1 through Spring quarter 2010. Students will be expected to present a poster describing their research at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum toward the end of Spring quarter, 2010.
To apply, students should download and fill out the application. Applications should be returned to Ms. Tracee Mohler at the CEM office, 2065 Physics Research Building, 191 W. Woodruff Ave.
Among other things, the application asks for major/minor, expected date of graduation, GPA (general and in major), technical experience that might be relevant, and what faculty the student might like to work with. Students can learn about CEM faculty and their research on the CEM website. Applicants should also provide a statement of career plans, and how the REU experience fits into them. They may also want to include a resume describing high school academics, activities, accomplishments, etc., that they feel are important indicators of success.