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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 Bay.

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 UPRM REU 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 August, 2009.


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