10 Undergraduate students attended a 10-week Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia in Summer 2014. The REU program provided an interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and biomedicine. Students worked on projects such as applying microfluidics for single cell biological clock study, 3D printing scaffolds for bone grafting, computational modeling of cortical folding, etc. They presented their findings at a research symposium sponsored by our College and a joint poster session in the end. During the program, students also received career development advising from faculty, students and staff members in the College of Engineering.
The REU program will provide an interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of micro-/nano-technology and biomedicine to undergraduate students from other institutions, leveraging the diverse interdisciplinary expertise, resources, and training opportunities in this area at University of Georgia (UGA).
Students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects that apply micro-/nano-technology to specific biomedical questions. Each REU student will be co-mentored by paired faculty from the nanotechnology and biomedical disciplines on a collaborative research project. In addition to a total-immersion, hands-on research experience, students will participate in enriching activities that will include ethics-in-science workshop; weekly career development seminars; research seminars; educational field trips; participation in conferences in nanotechnology and biomedicine.