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The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
provided opportunities to obtain meaningful experiences to undergraduates,
especially minority students, in the area of synthesis of functional nanomaterials
and the behavior of nanostructured materials.
Participants received formal and informal education
through weekly seminars by research faculty and invited guests.
The topics included: Introduction to current research in functional
and nanostructured materials; Laboratory safety; Research planning;
Data collection and record keeping; Research ethics; Communicating
research; Applying to graduate school.
Students had the opportunity of visiting local educational
and cultural attractions during the weekends, including the National
Astronomy and Ionosphere Center's Arecibo Observatory, "El
Yunque" National Rain Forest Park, and La Parguera Bioluminiscent
Perpendicular magnetic field instability in a dispersion of magnetic
nanoparticles in a Newtonian liquid
Computational visualization of supercage filled with one or multiple
protonated structure directing agents.
These are highlights
of the outstanding research projects in which the 2007 REU participants
were involved. Texas, Connecticut, Minnesota, California, Massachusetts
were some of the states represented by the dynamic group.
The 2007 Summer REU Team
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This material is based upon work supported by the National
Science Foundation under Grant No. DMR-0552673, which concluded in