URI

The Northwestern University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NU-MRSEC) offers an Academic-Year Undergraduate Research Internship program. Students have the opportunity to conduct experimental, theoretical or computational research in various areas of materials science within the laboratories of MRSEC-affiliated faculty. For an overview of Center research, please view the MRSEC research website.

Participants will receive a stipend of $12/hour for the academic year and are expected to work for 10 hours a week. To be eligible for this program, you must be a Northwestern undergraduate student majoring in a science or engineering field and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Participants wishing to receive academic credit for the project they do during the URI program must consult with their departments (most departments will not give academic credit for the same work for which a student receives pay). The internship is compatible with the Federal Work-Study program, but students do not need to be Work-Study eligible to participate.

2016-17:
Alexander Furlong (Research Advisor: Scott Barnett)
Benjamin Laning (Research Advisor: Sossina Haile)
Jiajia Luo (Research Advisor: Mark Hersam)
Kelly Powderly (Research Advisor: Danna Freedman)
Ryan Franks (Research Advisor: Erik Luijten)
Ramish Zaidi (Research Advisor: Luis Amaral)

2015-16:
Jiajia Luo (Research Advisor: Mark Hersam)
Alexander Furlong (Research Advisor: Scott Barnett)
Alexander Silver (Research Advisor: Mark Hersam)
Jonathan Huang (Research Advisor: Derk Joester)

2014-15:
Emily Levin (Research Advisor: Kathleen Stair)
Victoria Nelson (Research Advisor: Erik Luijten)
Christina Robinson (Research Advisor: Ramille Shah)
Lilian Nwanah (Research Advisor: Teri Odom)

2013-14:
Spencer Park (Research Advisor: Lincoln Lauhon)
Laura Pettersen (Research Advisor: Mark Hersam)
Daniel Senn (Research Advisor: Thomas Mason)

2012-13:
Diana Camacho (Research Advisor: Tobin Marks)
Alice Ou (Research Advisor: Teri Odom)
Daniel Senn (Research Advisor: Thomas Mason)
Patrick Schnettler (Research Advisor: Selim Shahriar)

2011-12:
Conner Dykstra (Research Advisor: Vinayak Dravid)
Jeffrey Lin (Research Advisor: Robert Chang)
Stephen Okoniewski (Research Advisor: John Ketterson)
Alice Ou (Research Advisor: Thomas Mason)
Spencer Saldana (Research Advisor: Mark Hersam)
Patrick Schnettler (Research Advisor: Selim Shahriar)

We are currently accepting URI applications for 2017-2018. Application deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017. Please contact mrc@northwestern.edu for any questions.

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