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Each REU and RET project has a clearly identifiable research goal at a challenging yet appropriate level for undergraduates or teachers during the summer program. Participants have the unique opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment with highly talented scientific mentors. Most experimental projects involve hands-on research in one or more of the state-of-the-art central instrumentation facilities with training and supervision provided by expert technical staff. For examples of past REU research projects in Materials Science and Engineering, please see http://www.seas.harvard.edu/k-12-community-programs/reu/participant-profiles


Students and teachers in the REU and RET Site Program in Materials Research and Engineering will be part of a larger, diverse research community through organized and informal interactions with students, mentors, and faculty in the joint REU programs of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Professional development workshops, faculty seminars on research and ethics, and community activities are integrated into the program.

For more information on the RET component, please visit www.eduprograms.seas.harvard.edu/ret.htm


This site is funded by the National Science Foundation REU Site program under Grant No. 1262895.
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