The ten-week REU in Polymers will be held May 29 - Aug 3, 2012. Approximately ten research opportunities will be available for the Summer of 2012 with additional research positions available through co-sponsorship with NSF Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS). Research assignments will be based on preferences indicated on the application form in the following possible research areas: polymer nanocomposites, layered materials, polymer chemistry, functional and responsive systems, high performance materials, biomedical devices, polymer rheology, polymer processing.
Sample projects from previous summers as well as participating faculty are listed below. In addition to cutting-edge research, REU participants will participate in weekly sessions emphasizing the fundamentals of polymer science and engineering, ethics, communication skills, and graduate school preparation. Local industry tours and social activities are also planned. REU students are required to present a poster and submit a final report at the end of the summer. Each REU participant will receive a $6000 stipend payable in two installments. The first payment of $3000 will be available during the first week of the program with the remaining portion available once the program requirements are fulfilled.
Students majoring in polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science and engineering or a related field are encouraged to apply. Women, underrepresented minorities, and students from primarily undergraduate institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Please address any application questions you may have to:
Prof. LaShanda Korley
Dept. of Macromolecular Science & Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
2100 Adelbert Road, Kent Hale Smith 413
Cleveland, OH 44106-7202
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: (216) 368-4202
Students pictured front row starting left to right: Scoit Seidel (CWRU); Jessica Shipman (Youngstown State U); John King (SUNY Fredonia); Rocky Viggiano (PSU-Erie); Kevin Lamison (CWRU); Joseph Sturgess (Fisk U); Christian Haws (PSU-E); Victoria Yakovleva (U of Wisconsin); Brandon Wenning (CWRU); Liana Geddes (Fisk U); Tom Martz (PSU-Erie); Ashlyn Dennis (Clemson U); Jessica Patz (PSU-Erie); Lillian Zamecnik (CWRU); and Kathleen Lifer (Ohio Northern U). Not pictured: TreChelle Carson (Fisk U), Connor Evans (CWRU) and Victoria Rusnak (CWRU).