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National Science Foundation funded Research Opportunities for American Indian High School Students
We offer two two-week research experiences in nanoscience for Native American high school students and their teachers in Assist. Prof. Dr. Oncel’s lab at UND. The first two-weeks of the project will be in the winter and the second two-weeks of the project will be in the summer. The project mainly focuses on self-assembled nano structures of molecules that are relevant to solar cell applications. Participants will learn various experimental techniques, participate in lab meetings and present their research in various occasions. The project involves one teacher and one student per year. Preference will be given to students who are considering a career in physical sciences. Project offers a stipend to the teacher ($2,000) and to the students ($1,000). Funding is available to support the travel and subsistence expenses of the participants. The program is designed to encourage students from tribal communities getting into physical sciences and increase their awareness about the nanoscience and nanotechnology. Application review will begin around November. The beginning and end date of the project is flexible. Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Oncel for details.
Left: Scanning tunneling microscopy image of Fe-TCP molecules self-assembled on an HOPG surface.
Right: A model of the surface