The 10-week summer program will be centered on engaging students in exciting and authentic research projects. Interns will be assigned specific research projects based on interest, level of prior preparation and challenge, and fit with faculty and graduate mentor research. The projects will allow interns to engage in advanced research that build on concepts they may be familiar with, such as microscopes, interferometers, or Fourier Transformations, and will be designed to familiarize the interns with new concepts in optics, lasers, advanced light sources, and EUV technology. The projects reflect the varied and complementary expertise of the EUV ERC faculty and examples are listed below by core capabilities of partnering research institution. The REU intern’s research activities will be aligned with the primary research thrusts of the Center. https://lasers.colostate.edu/research-experience-for-undergraduate-students/
1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident 2. GPA of 2.8 or greater (out of 4) 3. Rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior
About Engineering Research Center at Colorado State University
The Extreme Ultraviolet Engineering Research Center (EUV ERC), founded by NSF in 2003, has supported research experiences for undergraduates (REU) for a diverse group of 264 students from more than 40 US institutions. The Center conducts research and trains engineers and scientists in the area of lasers and photonics, focusing in particular in the generation and application of EUV light. This laser-generated shorter wavelength light is opening new revolutionary opportunities in science in areas including nanotechnology, materials, chemistry and biology. The EUV ERC REU program will provide students with a unique opportunity designed to understand EUV science and technology and to become involved in EUV-related research projects that are technically and scientifically challenging, and highly interdisciplinary.