Nano REU is a 10-week internship for community college students to work in Rice University nanotechnology research laboratories. Participants gain hands-on research experience in nanotechnology, one of the most exciting areas of scientific research.
Participants work on independent research projects to be presented at the Smalley-Curl Institute (SCI) Summer Research Colloquium at the end of the summer.
Community college students of all majors that are enrolled in Greater Houston Area schools are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to STEM majors.*
Participants are matched to a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher mentor who can help guide their research.
Join us on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6–8 p.m. on Rice’s campus for our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Open House. This is an opportunity come and learn about our REU programs. To attend, you must RSVP by February 7, 2020. Click here to RSVP.
|Nano REU Research Areas|
Possible research areas that students can become involved in include:
The application closes on March 18, 2020 - all supporting documents, including letters of recommendation, transcripts, and agreement forms, are due by this day. All applicants will receive an email update regarding their status by April 17, 2020.
|June 1 - August 7, 2020|
Nano REU includes:
The expectations of Nano REU interns include, but are not limited to:
For completing all program requirements, interns will receive:
Applicants will be notified of their status by April 17, 2020. Space is very limited, therefore, completing the application process and being selected for an interview does NOT guarantee placement in the program. Once final candidates have been selected, all other interviewed applicants may be placed on a wait list.
Community college students of all majors are welcome to apply, but STEM majors will receive priority consideration. Students must be enrolled in a Greater Houston Area college, which includes, but is not limited to, Houston Community College, San Jacinto Community College, Lonestar College, Galveston Community College, College of the Mainland, and Wharton College.**
Housing is available on campus for a fee, which can be subtracted from the internship stipend - please indicate interest in on-campus housing in your application.
Applicants will be required to submit:
If you are unable to upload these documents to your application, you can:
We also require two letters of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or employer, but one letter must be from a STEM professor. Please provide the contact information for your references on your application and we will contact them directly.
If you have any questions about Nano REU, you can contact the program lead.
Carrie Obenland Owens, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Outreach & Research
713-348-5648 | email@example.com
*Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply due to our funding agency.