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A student participating in the REU program.
A student participating in the REU program.
An REU participant works with a professor at the Liquid Crystal Institute.
An REU participant works with a professor at the Liquid Crystal Institute.
Students participating in the REU canoe trip.
Students participating in the REU canoe trip.
An REU participant works with a Chemistry professor.
An REU participant works with a Chemistry professor.
The classical music concert at Blossom.
The classical music concert at Blossom.
A group photo of REU participants and their advisors.
A group photo of REU participants and their advisors.
Participants have the opportunity to show their work at a poster session.
Participants have the opportunity to show their work at a poster session.

Undergraduate Summer Research Experience (REU)

Welcome to the web site for the Kent State University NSF-funded Chemistry REU program.  For the past thirteen summers, we have hosted participants from across the country who spent ten weeks in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Liquid Crystal Institute research laboratories.  Students in our program work closely with the faculty and other researchers on exciting projects in the areas of liquid crystals, materials (biomaterials & nanomaterials) and biological membranes.  In addition to working in the lab, participants of the REU program are also given the opportunity to take part in a number of social events, ranging from sporting and cultural events to canoe trips.

We invite you to review below the specifics of our program.

Program Description

June 2nd - August 8th, 2014

The REU program is as follows:

Research Concentrations:
Liquid Crystals
Materials Science
Nanomaterials
Biomaterials
Biomembranes
(Click here to learn more about projects)

Program Support:
Stipend: $5,000
Free Room: Centennial Court Dormitories
A Child-Care facility is available on-campus.
Subsistence for daycare can be provided upon request.
Travel assistance

Academic Program:
Weekly seminars (e.g. liquid crystals, biomembranes, literature search)
Cleanroom training
Ethics seminar
Student research presentations

Conferences:
Undergraduate Research Conference
ACS National Meeting Participation (2 students)

Social Events:
Classical Concert
Cookouts
Canoe Trip
Wellness Center
Sporting Events

  

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