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OSU BELONG Program

Summer Research at the Ohio State University

BELONG & Center for Emergent (CEM) Materials Summer REU

BELONG

BELONG at Ohio State is a nine-week summer research program that introduces you to the academic rigors and expectations of graduate school at Ohio State. Join a community of student scholars as you explore, learn, and engage with graduate research and each other.

You will:

  • work with a faculty mentor(s) in your field of research interest;
  • join a community of student scholars conducting graduate research in more than
    200 graduate programs at Ohio State;
  • participate in professional development workshops and other events to help
    prepare you for graduate school; and
  • present your research to your peers and faculty.

Program Details & Benefits

  • $4,500 stipend
  • Round trip travel to Ohio State  
  • On-campus housing with other summer bridge program participants  
  • Professional development workshop series 
  • Free waiver to apply to graduate school at The Ohio State University 
  • Experience one of the largest, most comprehensive research universities in the world

Eligibility for BELONG Program

  • Rising senior
  • Interest in pursuing a Master’s or PhD at Ohio State 

Application Deadline & Instructions for the BELONG Program

 Applications are due Saturday, February 1, 2020. To apply to the program, follow the Application Instructions. In addition, you must ask two faculty members (or others familiar with your academic or work background) to submit letters of reference. You will be able to send these requests via the application process once you get started.

Successful applicants will be notified in March. The 2020 BELONG REU CAMPARE program will run from May 22 through July 25, 2020.

 

Research in Condensed Matter Physics and Materials at the CEM

Diego Fausett, 2019 CEM summer research student from University of Texas, San Antonio in Prof. Yang’s laboratory.
Diego Fausett, 2019 CEM summer research student from University of Texas, San Antonio in Prof. Yang’s laboratory.

Program Details & Benefits

The NSF-funded CEM REU CAMPARE program involves a wide range of research projects where students will learn to address scientific issues including:
  • Integrating materials synthesis and growth, characterization, novel probe development, and theory
  • Modeling in order to enhance computation technology
  • Improving energy efficiency through the discovery of new materials, novel phases of matter and innovative spin science.

Students will participate in professional development activities that prepare them for graduate school and research related careers. They will also engage in peer networking and social activities. Successful REU applicants work with faculty mentors from a core CEM department (Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemistry) and will perform experimental or computational research projects aligned with CEM focal areas.

This 10-week undergraduate research program includes

  • $5000 stipend
  • Reasonable travel costs
  • Housing (dorm room- two people per room).
  • Access to OSU library and local bus transportation.

Who Should Apply, When and How

Applicants should be at least 18 years old by the start of the program and enrolled in one of the CAMPARE participating institutions at the time of their application. Community college students in the process of transferring to a four-year institution are eligible to apply. 

Any US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in physics, materials science, chemistry, or mechanical engineering. Members of groups under-represented in engineering or physical sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

OSU and CEM are committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities.  The ADA Coordinator’s Office is a resource and referral point for disability-related information, services and resources.  You may view their website at http://ada.osu.edu; email them at ada-osu@osu.edu with any questions.

Application Deadline & Instructions for CEM Program

Applications are due Saturday, February 1, 2020. To apply to the program, follow the Application Instructions. In addition, you must ask two faculty members (or others familiar with your academic or work background) to submit letters of reference. You will be able to send these requests via the application process once you get started.

Indicate their names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses in your on-line application where appropriate. It is your responsibility to confirm that these letters have been sent and failure to obtain these two letters will render your application incomplete and lead to its rejection without review.

Successful applicants will be notified in March. The 2020 CEM REU CAMPARE program will run from May 17, 2020 through July 25, 2020. Participants must be available for the program’s entire ten-week duration.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants AST-1559559 and AST-1636646.

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