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AiMM REU Program

Welcome to UC Merced's Applications in Modern Materials (AiMM) summer research experience for undergraduate students.

UC Merced completed its third annual Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program: Applications on Modern Materials in 2016. Research areas include soft matter, biomaterials, nanomaterials, opto-electric materials (including those for solar applications), and thin films. As the tenth (and newest) campus of the University of California system, participants benefit from amazing resources in a close-knit community of diverse scholars. Take part in cutting-edge research with faculty and graduate student mentors and present your work at UC Merced’s annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Seminars will illustrate the variety of research activities in modern materials, while workshops help prepare you to apply your summer research toward the next steps in your STEM career. We’ll also tour Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Underrepresented minorities, women, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

Program Details

  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Compensation: $500/week stipend + housing, food, and travel
  • Application deadline: 
  • Open to undergraduate students in a math, science, or engineering major
  • Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents

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2016 Participating Faculty & Projects


AiMM 2015 Participants


AiMM 2014 Participants

Contact Information
Program co-directors: Dr. Carrie Menke and Dr. Jess Vickery
School of Natural Sciences
5200 N. Lake Rd
Merced, CA 95343
Email: aimmreu@ucmerced.edu
Phone: 209-228-3078

NSF Logo This program is supported by NSF Grant DMR-1359406. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the publications supported by this grant are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.