A new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in “Nanotechnology for Health, Energy, and the Environment” has been established at Stony Brook University with support from the National Science Foundation. This exciting program, directed by Associate Professor Gary Halada in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and administered through the Center for Inclusive Education, is a key component of Stony Brook’s Nanotechnology Studies program, a multidisciplinary, research intensive effort to educate the next generation of engineers who will develop new materials and devices that take advantage of the unique properties of structures more than a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
The first group of REU fellows will be arriving soon from eight colleges, including the University of Albany, Farmingdale State College, SUNY Binghamton, University of New Hampshire, University of Maryland–Baltimore County, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Worcester State University, and Stony Brook University.
In addition to participating in leading-edge research in laboratories in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, during the ten-week summer program the fellows will be attending workshops in scientific writing, professional development, and a special symposium on the ethical and societal implications of nanotechnology.
For more information, contact Gary Halada at Gary.Halada@stonybrook.edu.