IMPACT - Next Generation (Research Experience for Undergraduates)
University of Louisville - Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program - Interdisciplinary Micro/nano/additive-manufacturing Program Addressing Challenges Today
The University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering welcomes students this summer to join our research experience for undergraduates Micro/Nano Manufacturing program called INTERDISCIPLINARY MICRO/NANO MANUFACTURING PROGRAM ADDRESSING CHALLENGES TODAY. IMPACT - Next Generation (IMPACT-NG)
IMPACT-NG will focus on the overriding theme of hands-on advanced manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing, as we expect an eventual convergence of these technologies as the field of AM continues to improve print resolution and expand its material base. UofL has 20+ years of 3D printing experience using both plastics and functional metals. We will start our summer program with a week-long micro/nano cleanroom training experience, an extremely popular component where all of our students learn how to manufacture silicon-based solar cells using state-of-the-art fabrication tools in our $30M Class 100 cleanroom. IMPACT-NG will also include a hands-on 3D printing experience for all our students. We plan to continue all of the successful educational and professional development training activities from our inaugural REU program.
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE UOFL IMPACT REU:
College undergraduate students in the non-traditional fields of Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Medicine and Biology.
May 26th to August 4th
10 weeks including 3 Day Convocation in Austin Texas
Residential (housing and stipends ($6,000 per student) provided) - Meals not provided
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Provide each student with a personalized research experience related to micro/nanotechnology,
Have all students obtain a core competence in the field of micro/nano-manufacturing through a common cleanroom experience where they design, fabricate and test custom solar cells,
Develop each students’ independence and confidence through participation in research, in-house presentations, weekly scientific meetings and poster presentations,
Provide complementary programs to enhance their learning and skillset (i.e. seminars on writing, engineering design, critical thinking, ethics, etc),
Stimulate the students’ interests in graduate careers in related science and engineering disciplines,
Reach out to undergraduates especially underrepresented groups, and make their 10-week experience fun through hands-on research projects and interesting social activities.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SUPPORT AND DISCLAIMER
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1560235. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.