CBEN’s undergraduate educational development programs are designed to engage a diverse population of students in nanotechnology and to effectively prepare them for rewarding careers in the field of nanotechnology. We do this through: offering Nanotechnology Research Experience for Community College Students, sponsoring undergraduate outreach opportunities with inner city high school students, developing new courses in nanotechnology and augmenting existing courses.
NREU Poster Session
To study new materials, students will use of state-of-the-art tools such as atomic force microcopy (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and nanolithography.
Who can apply? Students enrolled in Houston Area community colleges such as Houston Community College, San Jacinto Community College, Lonestar College, Galveston Community College, College of the Mainland, and Wharton.
What are the requirements? It is suggested applicants complete two semesters of calculus, chemistry and calculus-based physics prior to the internship. They will also need to have two faculty letters of recommendation and an interview on Rice University’s campus.
What is the Stipend? Students will be paid $6000 over 10 weeks for the summer program.
Where is the application and what is the process? Applications will be due on March 15. Interviews will be held in April and the program will start at the end of May and run through the beginning of August.
Click here for the 2011 NREU Application
In March 2008, CBEN and Rice Student Volunteer Program (RSVP) hosted a three-day workshop for high school juniors. The goal of the workshops are to help economically disadvantaged students fill out the College common application form, fill out FASFA forms and write a college essay. We plan to expand this program and offer more workshops in 2008 and 2009.
If you are interested in volunteering please see http://sa.rice.edu/page/about-sa or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interesting in having your high school participate, please contact email@example.com
BIO 112: Freshman Seminar
Augmenting Existing Courses
Nanosorter from BIOE 451-2
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