**This program has been cancelled in compliance with the Rice University policy announced Friday, April 17, 2020 found here: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/news/summer-activities-update**
A joint effort by Rice University, Arizona State University (ASU), the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Yale University, the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) is the first national center to develop next-generation water treatment systems enabled by nanotechnology. The aim is to enable access to suitable water almost anywhere in the world by developing high performance, easy-to-deploy systems for drinking water and industrial wastewater treatment systems enabled by nanotechnology.
In collaboration with NEWT, the Rice Office of STEM Engagement offers NEWT REU, a 10-week program with a focus on nanotechnology-enabled water treatment for community college students. It includes a 10-week internship in a NEWT research laboratory to give hands-on research experience.
Participants work on independent research projects to be presented at a conference at the end of the summer. Community college students of all majors that are enrolled in Houston, TX; El Paso, TX; or Tempe/Phoenix, AZ 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.
Houston Training Location
Phoenix Training Location
El Paso Training Location
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Arizona State University
1151 S Forest Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968
Applications are closed.
The application closed on April 1, 2020. - all supporting documents, including letters of recommendation, transcripts, and agreement forms, were due by this day. Applicants will now receive email updates regarding their status on a rolling basis.
|June 1 - August 7, 2020|
NEWT REU includes:
The expectations of NEWT 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 community college in the Houston, TX; El Paso, TX; or Tempe/Phoenix, AZ area.**
Housing for Rice University interns 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 NEWT REU, you can contact the program lead.
Jorge Loyo, Ph.D.
NEWT Associate Director of University Education
713-348-8116 | email@example.com
*Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply due to our funding agency.