Research Experience for Undergraduates

a 10-week nanotechnology research experience
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Benefits Include

Who Should Apply?

  • $5000 Stipend
  • Travel support
  • On-Campus housing
  • Meal stipend
  • Hands-on research
  • Faculty/Peer mentoring
  • Professional development
  • Networking
  • Partnership with the Summer Research Opportunities Program/Graduate College
  • Undergraduates majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines
  • Students with an average technical grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or higher
  • U.S. citizenship/national or permanent residency is required
  • Students from underrepresented minority groups and women are strongly encouraged to apply


For 2016 program, apply by March 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm

(for full consideration)

We will begin to review applications before due date, (semi-rolling applications), so it is best to submit as soon as you are able.

After application submission, you will be directed to submit your unofficial transcript, resume/CV, and a faculty letter of recommendation.


Research Areas


Computational and theoretical nanotechnology
Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics
Nanomaterials and nanomechanics
Nano-electricalmechanical systems (NEMS)/Micro-electricalmechanical systems (MEMS)
Societal and Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology and Assessement



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Questions? Contact:

Dorothy A. Gordon
(217) 300-3638