On Saturday June 20, REU students are invited to Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for an off-day recreational trip. Georgia Aquarium houses tens of thousands of animals, representing several hundred species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons (38,000 m3) of marine and fresh water, and is the largest aquarium in the western hemisphere. The students experienced amazing Dolphin Tales show as part of the trip.
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.