REU Site in Additive Manufacturing at Missouri University of Science and Technology

posted Mar 9, 2011, 3:48 PM by Amber Cox   [ updated Mar 9, 2011, 4:10 PM ]

About the Program

The Additive Manufacturing Research Experience for Undergraduates (AM REU) Program is a ten week summer program where nine undergraduate students join faculty and graduate students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) to conduct exciting research projects in the area of Additive Manufacturing.
Additive Manufacturing (AM), also referred to as direct digital manufacturing, is a class of manufacturing processes where material is added in a layer–by–layer fashion to fabricate serviceable parts, as opposed to expendable prototypes. Thus, small to medium batch production (10’s to 1000’s of parts) and part repair are possible. Besides making 3D parts of macro and meso–scale dimensions, these processes are becoming important for nano fabrication and biomedical applications. Additive manufacturing processes have important advantages, as compared to conventional fabrication processes such as machining, in that they can manufacture parts with complex 3D shapes and internal features, are tool–less, produce substantially less scrap, can produce thin parts due to low processing forces, and can manufacture parts with functionally graded material properties.
For more information:

Sample Research Projects

  • Selective Laser Sintering
  • Hybrid Manufacturing
  • Freeze–form Extrusion Fabrication
  • Multi-Axis Planning System (MAPS) Graphics User Interface
  • Fab@Home System
Details for research projects:

Stipend & Eligibility

Program benefits include a $5000 stipend plus travel and living expenses.
This program is for undergraduate students with Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing that will not have graduated by this summer may apply to the summer AM REU Program. Students interested in the summer AM REU Program must submit the following documents:
  • Application: click here
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are permissible)
  • A short statement outlining your experience, why you would like to participate in the AM REU, and how you feel the program can help your long term goals.

Important Dates

  • Applications will be accepted until the spots are filled so apply today!
  • The program will run from June 5 – August 14.

Contact Info

Email or mail applications to:

Dr. Robert G. Landers
AM REU Program Director
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
194C Toomey Hall
400 West 13th Street
Rolla, Missouri 65409-0050
Phone: (573) 341-4586

Utah's Graduate Program in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

posted Jan 3, 2011, 8:50 AM by Amber Cox   [ updated Mar 30, 2011, 2:11 PM by Jenn Ambrose ]

Graduate Program at University of Utah

Pharmaceutics is the science of drug delivery and drug targeting to improve therapies and medicine. This rapidly expanding field now integrates many aspects of modern biomedical science, bioengineering, synthetic, polymer and physical chemistry, cell and molecular biology, and applied math and mass transport modeling. Research spans fundamental science of drug packaging, stability, dosage forms and release control to complex molecular targeting and imaging modalities inside the body, to modeling of drug action
and therapeutic performance. With its international reputation, Utah Pharmaceutics, is ranked #2 nationally for research productivity in the field.

Current research projects involve:

• Gene medicine, including novel therapeutic gene delivery and targeting
• Interfacial properties and performance of biomaterials in medical applications, including implantable devices, diagnostics and bioassays.
• Design and characterization of novel drug delivery systems using new biomaterials (polymers, peptides, nanosystems) and new drug forms (e.g., transgenes, proteins, peptides) to build and control system design, drug release and stability.
• Innovative drug delivery systems that combine new targeting, imaging, and triggered release features to improve therapy.
• Cell-based therapies for metabolic disease
• Basic research in drug metabolism kinetics and mechanisms in the body.
• Studies of drug transport mechanisms into and through biological membranes (such as skin, GI tract, mouth/nose, lung or cell membranes and cell organelles) and through synthetic polymer delivery devices.
• Basic studies of physical and chemical properties of drugs, and influences of bioactive molecule chemical structure on those properties.

Important Dates

For application deadlines and admissions procedures, visit:

Contact Info

Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

College of Pharmacy
30 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5820 USA
phone: (801) 581-7831
fax: (801) 581-3674

National Research Council of the National Academies

posted Jun 22, 2010, 7:52 AM by Jenn Ambrose   [ updated Jun 18, 2012, 7:46 AM by ]

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral, and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Web site at:

 NRC awards provide generous stipends ($42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients and higher for additional experience; $30,000 - $35,000 for graduate level recipients) and the opportunity to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.  Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Applicants should begin a dialogue with prospective Advisers at the lab as early as possible, before their anticipated application deadline.


Important Dates

There are four review cycles annually. Deadlines for 2012 are:

  •       February 1
  •       May 1
  •       August 1
  •       November 1

Contact Info

Phone:  202-334-2760


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