Apply to the CCMR REU


The 2013 Cornell Center for Materials Research
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
(2013 CCMR REU)
sponsored by the National Science Foundation and CCMR

Dear Undergraduate Students:

Below, please find a summary of the 2013 CCMR REU Program and the instructions for applying. Read carefully, noting the mandatory application materials and the restrictions and eligibility requirements.

Thank you for your interest in our program.

Roberta Dixon
CCMR REU Program
Cornell Center for Materials Research
627 Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853



During the summer of 2013, Cornell Center for Materials Research will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates Program from June through August. We are looking for engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines and focusing on materials science.

Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply, as well as students without previous research experience.

The chosen undergraduates taking part in the 10-week CCMR REU program will receive hands-on experience through research with applications materials science and engineering. The research projects are designed and supervised by the faculty and technical staff at the CCMR research facilities. Students work with faculty and graduate students on projects using the unique resources offered at Cornell. Students must also complete a written report, as well as an oral presentation, summarizing the findings of their research project. Final reports are published on the CCMR REU website.

The CCMR REU Program is supported by the National Science Foundation. Participants receive a $4,000 stipend, housing, and up to $400 reimbursement for travel expenses. Students are responsible for providing their own meals. Full participation in the program, the oral presentation, and the submission of a final report are all mandatory.

 Restrictions and Eligibility Requirements for CCMR REU Students:

1] If you have already participated in the CCMR REU Program, you are NOT eligible to participate again.

2] Undergraduate students must be citizens
OR permanent residents of the United States. If you are a permanent resident, a copy of your green card (both sides) is required as part of your application.

3] An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree. Students who are transferring from one college / university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate.

Students who have already received a college degree of any kind or who will receive their degree before the end of the program in August 2013 are NOT eligible to participate.

4] Liability and the use of hazardous materials in research demands that our students be 18 years of age or older.



1. Your Current College Transcript(s). Please send only official college transcripts, which must be received by the deadline in order for you to be considered.

2. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members who know you well and can comment with authority on your research potential.

You will be asked to register your recommenders and their email addresses as part of the application process. You MUST inform your recommenders that they will receive an auto-email from “CCMR REU Admission” that will include instructions and secure links. 

Important: do not include your social security number on any documents you are submitting.

 You will be notified via email when your application is submitted.

Again, thank you for your interest in our program!

Roberta Dixon
CCMR REU Program
Cornell Center for Materials Research
627 Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853



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