Graduate Summer Research Program

The Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering offers research experience for students enrolled our Professional Master’s Program (MMSNE). Here's what's involved:

  • Each student will have a faculty mentor who will guide them through a summer research project.
  • Selected students will participate in a 3-month (40 hours per week) program from with a $6,000 stipend paid semi-monthly.
  • During the summer, students attend weekly group meetings with  respective research groups and faculty mentors to participate in research activities with the other graduate students and postdocs.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to work closely with a MSNE faculty member in an area of interest, such as Nanotechnology, Energy Conversion and Storage, Metallurgy, Surfaces, Interfaces, and more.

Open Positions & Eligibility

We have three open positions:

  • Summer Internships: Two available positions for current MMSNE students. Start date is flexible, but end date is August 15.
  • Research Assistant: Available to a MMSNE post-graduate student finish in May and has applied for OPT. The MSNE department is flexible with the starting date.

All applicants must be in good academic standing.

How to Apply

 To apply, complete the online application, which is due March 31 at 5 PM.

The application process involves a short questionnaire accompanied by a CV, unofficial transcript and research abstract (if applicable). The program committee will meet to select winners.

For more information, email Kim Hardy.