The award to Johns Hopkins University will provide undergraduate students with challenging research experiences in the area of nanobiotechnology, at the interface of nanotechnology and biology and medicine. One of the strengths of the proposed program is the interdisciplinary nature of the environment in which these undergraduates will conduct research. REU students will interact and work with researchers from several academic departments- for example, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Biophysics, and Biology and across four divisions of the University, including the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Arts and Sciences, and Applied Physics Laboratory.

The overall objective of this program is to provide REU students with a truly unique educational experience, with the research experience at the core, while at the same time serving as an ideal foundation for future graduate research.

The program will actively recruit students from underrepresented groups. The REU program will be housed in the recently created Institute for NanoBioTechnology, which will provide students with unparalleled job and internship opportunities after graduation from the REU program through its active Industrial Affiliates Program.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Engineering Education and Centers (EEC)
Application #
0647755
Program Officer
Esther Bolding
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2007-03-15
Budget End
2011-02-28
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2006
Total Cost
$294,927
Indirect Cost
Name
Johns Hopkins University
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21218