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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program (an NSF REU)

The Center on Polymer Interfaces and Macromolecular Assemblies (CPIMA) provides qualified undergraduates in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, physics, and related fields with a ten week summer research opportunity. The SURE program allows students to work on independent research projects involving direct interaction with research scientists, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students at Stanford University or IBM Almaden Research Center. Students participate in a number of SURE activities including the CPIMA Forum where they present their summer research in a poster.
Program Details

  • 10 week program
  • Open to all undergraduate students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors majoring in an engineering or physical science discipline.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old at start of program.
  • Applicants must have an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in engineering or physical sciences.
  • Applicants must beĀ  U. S. Citizens or U.S. Legal Permanent Residents.
  • Stipend: $4500.
  • Travel: Some travel reimbursement is available.
  • Housing: Housing is included.
  • Participants are required to work full time and may not have outside jobs or enroll in classes that interfere with normal working hours.
Research Topics (details)

  • Synthesis and Application of Nanostructured Materials
  • Structure and Dynamics of Polymeric and Biomolecular Materials
  • Materials at Interfaces
  • Directed Nano-assemblies and Interfaces for Advanced Electronics

Research Locations

  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA

Applications are especially encouraged from students at primarily undergraduate institutions, women, students who are members of underrepresented groups, and students with disabilities.

We will not be offering the CPIMA SURE program this year.