Outreach/Education – Undergrad & Grad
Research Experiences for Undergraduates / REU
The Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) UNL's Graduate Studies Office, and UNL's Engineering, Chemistry and Physics Department host each summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) focused on Nanoscience areas. Selected students spend 8-10 weeks in research labs under faculty supervision and participate in a variety of activities including Wednesdays at One, a lecture series designed for REU students, summer visitors, undergrads and teachers that are participating in summer research.
Spring Science Art Competition
The Spring Science Art Competition was again sponsored by the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience to celebrate the aesthetic appeal and creativity of nanoscience. Artwork was submitted by current graduate or undergraduate students or a post-graduate scholar in the form of static visual images that represented nanoscience research at the University of Nebraska. The images were based on calculations, imaging data, or on a conceptual model that focused on both aesthetic impact and the effectiveness in communicating aspects of nanoscience. Winning artwork will be included in a traveling gallery exhibition in coming months.
Women in Physics Conference (WoPHY)
NCMN partners annually with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, along with other sponsors, to bring together outstanding student researchers in Physics for WoPHY Conferences each October. Students from across the US attend to build on their current research experiences, interact with physics students from other universities, and attend scientific talks given by scientists who are leaders in their field.