Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions have been filled.

APPLY TO THE IOU PROGRAM!

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Program Dates: Dependent on Location
University of Arizona: June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017
University of California, San Diego: TBD
Columbia University: TBD
University of California, Berkeley: TBD
Norfolk State University: TBD
Tuskegee University: TBD
University of Southern California: TBD

WHAT IS CIAN?

CIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, an Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF that consists of research labs at 10 different universities. CIAN offers a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduate students interested in exploring optics and photonics.

WHAT IS IOU?

tour11The Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is designed for students interested in participating in hands-on research opportunities in top laboratories in optics and photonics. Selected students are paired with a research project complementing their interests and goals at one of CIAN’s partner universities.

Students will also participate in professional development and social opportunities.

Stipend

A stipend of $5,000 is provided. Housing and Travel are not included.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

CIAN strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority groups, women, first-generation college students and students that do not have previous lab research experience. US Citizenship or permanent residency is required. Minimum GPA 3.0 required, on a 4.0 scale.

 

APPLY TO THE IOU PROGRAM!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2016

SEE THE FLYER!

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

Letter of Recommendation

May be mailed to CIAN in a sealed and signed envelop by the letter writer, or emailed directly by the letter writer. Please give your letter writer this form to complete.

Official Transcript

Please mail an official transcript to the CIAN headquarters.

All mail may be directed to CIAN headquarters.

Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)
University of Arizona
c/o Amee Hennig, CIAN Education & Outreach Manager
1630 E University Blvd., 501B
Tucson, AZ 85721

Email Amee Hennig with any questions.

12 responses to “Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

  1. do community college students can participate?

  2. Are we able to email our official transcript instead?

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  5. Do we have to be a part of a STEM major to apply?

  6. Nelson Sepúlveda

    What is the estimate that the students will have to pay for travel and housing within the $5000 stipend, will the money for both travel and housing will be given up front or do we have to pay for those ourselves and then get a refund from the program?

    • Fantastic question Nelson!
      We do not cover travel and housing, it is the participant’s responsibility. We cannot estimate how much travel and housing will be because it really depends on 1) where you are coming from, and going to (which university) 2) which university you’re at as housing costs vary by location. But information like this can be roughly gauged by doing some searches online for plane tickets (or mileage if you drive) and also by looking into the local area to see what temporary housing tends to cost. It is also the student’s responsibility to organize travel and housing for themselves. The $5,000 stipend is given over the course of the summer in three installments, the last of which is received after all requirements of the program have been fulfilled. I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have additional questions and we’re happy to help.

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