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IFN Summer Internship 2016

09 May 2016
IFN Summer Internship 2016

Dear IFN Researchers: The Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (IFN) is accepting applications for Summer Doctoral Internships and Summer Undergraduate Internships exclusively in the area of Nanotechnology. Below is the information...

IFN Fellowship August 2015-July 2016

15 June 2015
IFN Fellowship August 2015-July 2016

2015-2016 Academic IFN Fellowship (Period August 2015-July 2016) Stipend: $27,600 annual ($2,300 monthly)Tuition: $2,500 annualTravel: $2,400 annual (students to present their research)Materials: $2,500 annual Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0...

2015 IFN Summer Internships

30 April 2015

2015 Graduate IFN Summer Internships (Period June 1 – July 31) Stipend: $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of...

The First IFN Elevator Pitch Competition

07 April 2015
The First IFN Elevator Pitch Competition

Submit Your Video For the 1st IFN Elevator Pitch Competition. Present your research and yourself in a clear and concise manner Competition for students and postdocs Speech time: 2 minutes...

IFN Science-Art Contest

07 April 2015
IFN Science-Art Contest

“Art and science are two fields that value life, finding the unknown and experimental action. Undoubtedly the reflective look of the artists to the immediate reality has been tied to...

IFN Fellowship January-December 2015

20 November 2014
IFN Fellowship January-December 2015

2015 Academic IFN Fellowship (Period January-December 2015) Stipend $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Evidence of satisfactory academic progress according...

IFN Fellowship Summer 2014

30 April 2014
IFN Fellowship Summer 2014

2014 Graduate IFN Summer Internships (Period June 2 – July 31) Stipend $2,300 monthly Application Requirements: Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale Evidence of Ph.D. candidacy Evidence of...

2nd Puerto Rico NSF/RII EPSCoR/IFN Annual Meeting

16 April 2009

The 2nd Annual Meeting for EPSCoR/ IFN will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Mayaguez Resort and Casino Hotel. This agenda is in PDF format. In order to...

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PR-LSAMP logoThe IFN has a unique opportunity to make a major contribution to increasing the diversity of the future nanoscience and technology workforce, since more than 95 percent of the undergraduate and K-12 population in Puerto Rico is of hispanic origin. The outreach initiative has the goal of motivating and nurturing many more hispanics to pursue careers in nano science and technology. With the assistance of the Educational Coordinator of the PR-LSAMP, the IFN Nano Interdisciplinary Education Team (NIET) will will develop 3-day workshops to teach high school students nano concepts and principles, the chemistry and physics that underpin them, and their technological applications at the IFN research facilities. This program will reach at least 50 students per year. The NIET staff will make extensive use of existing material, models, and demonstrations available from the National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT). The IFN researchers will lecture the students and organize educational visits to the IFN research and characterization facilities. In addition, IFN will train a cadre of 10 teachers per year who will be carefully selected for motivation and mastery of basic science concepts and principles on how to use materials and modules selected from the clearinghouse to introduce Nanoscience to their high school students.

The IFN will partner with the PR-LSAMP to offer undergraduate research experiences to students at the IFN research laboratories, 25 during each summer and 30 during the academic year. The Educational Coordinator of the PR-LSAMP will coordinate and recruit students from all academic institutions in Puerto Rico, and select the students with the approval of the faculty research sponsor. PR-LSAMP will pay for the participating student support from its large undergraduate research experience program. The PR-LSAMP Educational Coordinator will coordinate a series of seminars on nanotechnology for the students and require them to present the results of their research at the Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting, an activity that is held annually, attracting more than 300 student presenters. This undergraduate research program will be open to all academic institutions in Puerto Rico, thus broadening participation beyond the IFN campuses. l develop 3-day workshops to teach high school students nano concepts and principles, the chemistry and physics that underpin them, and their technological applications at the IFN research facilities. This program will reach at least 50 students per year. The NIET staff will make extensive use of existing material, models, and demonstrations available from the National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT). The IFN researchers will lecture the students and organize educational visits to the IFN research and characterization facilities. In addition, IFN will train a cadre of 10 teachers per year who will be carefully selected for motivation and mastery of basic science concepts and principles on how to use materials and modules selected from the clearinghouse to introduce Nanoscience to their high school students.

EPSCoR logoThe Puerto Rico EPSCoR will continue to hold its annual meeting, but with a focus towards nanoscience. Each year, the annual meeting will be a forum for the presentation and the exchange of ongoing nanoscience research on the Island, and will be open to the public. Special presentations will be made to increase the general public's literacy with respect to nanoscience and nanotechnology.