Summer 2015 Application (Download PDF)
Summer 2015 Dates and Support


REU students in our Center participate in uncommon opportunities in cross-disciplinary research. Students are involved in an internationally recognized research program at the cutting edge of liquid crystal science and technology, immersing them in an intensively interdisciplinary research culture. This provides students with a one-of-a-kind research experience, which includes training, observation, evaluation, and feedback. Students are placed in research groups to work on a project with oversight from a lead professor, post docs, graduate students, and undergraduates. Although students are based in one department they experience the cross-disciplinary interactions of the Center. Additionally, students attend a series of faculty-lead presentations throughout the summer acquainting the students with the scope of the university's research.The LCMRC also participates in the departmental REU summer programs. This program recruits and selects students nationwide.


Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training
(SMART) Program


The SMART program offers ten-week research internships for historically underserved undergraduates in science and engineering each summer. The internships provide hands-on experience in research and an introduction to graduate education at a major research institution. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns design, carry out, and formally present research projects in their area of interest. Interns earn 3 hours of upper division credit, and receive all expenses and stipend. Application deadline is mid-February.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder was designed to create research partnerships between faculty and undergraduate students. "Research" in this context is interpreted as any scholarly or creative activity ranging from traditional scientific experimentation to the creation of new artistic works.


Undergraduate Research Partnerships with Minority-Serving and Undergraduate Institutions

armand calpoly studentThe Center encourages and supports joint research projects in soft materials science and engineering between Center investigators and faculty and undergraduates at minority-serving and primarily undergraduate institutions. We currently have partnerships with Metropolitan State University Denver (MSUD) and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (CPP-SLO). During the academic year, chemistry and physics students work in their own laboratories and each summer they come to perform research in the Center laboratories.


 

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