Materials for Future Computing REU
May 28 – August 2, 2024
To support the development of an engaged and qualified workforce in the semiconductor industry, the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, Materials for Future Computing, will provide an enriching ten-week summer research program in the Materials Science and Engineering department (MSE) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
Participants will take a hands-on approach to learning about the structure and properties of electronic materials and fundamentals of nanofabrication processes relevant to the computer chip industry. The REU will incorporate visits to local companies and direct use of the state-of-the-art CMU Materials Characterization and Nanofabrication facilities.
Students will attend seminars with peers and faculty to learn about best practices in research. They will also be paired with a mentor to work on an project that will be presented at the end of the program. The CMU site welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and institutions who may not have had as many opportunities to conduct scientific research.
Participants will receive a $6000 stipend and $500 toward travel expenses.