Undergrads invited to apply for summer research fellowships with NDnano

Hita Nurf 2019In summer 2019, Notre Dame student Federico Hita Martinez worked in Professor David Go's lab on the generation of plasma activated water (PAW) using mechanical actuation of piezoelectric crystals.

Applications are now being accepted for the summer 2020 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NURF) program. Twenty projects in nanotechnology are available to choose from. The program is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors attending any college or university in the U.S. or abroad.

Students selected will work this summer with Notre Dame engineering and science faculty who are affiliated with the University's Center for Nano Science & Technology.

To date, nearly 300 students have participated in the NURF program. The experience includes a wide range of activities, including hands-on experience as part of the faculty's research team, professional development seminars, and opportunities to interact with students from several research programs taking place on campus. The summer culminates with students showcasing their projects in poster or presentation format.

The fellowships are full time (40 hours/week) and provide a total stipend of $6,000 over a 10-week period. Complete program details, project descriptions, and application instructions are available on the NDnano website at nano.nd.edu/opportunities. The application deadline is 8:00 am Eastern on Wednesday, February 5, 2020; award notifications will begin in early March.

Need more information? On the website, you will also find answers to Frequently Asked Questions as well as project summaries prepared by previous fellowship recipients. Feel free to direct any questions to Heidi Deethardt at ndnano@nd.edu.