Students will work on research projects ranging from mechanical properties characterization to transmission electron microscopy. Each student will have a primary instrument or technique they use during the summer. Students will work in collaborative teams to augment each other's skill to accurately develop the relationships between processing methods, properties, and material structure.
All participants will take a research skills short course covering both instrumentation and general skills needed in all engineering and science research, such as communication skills, intellectual properties, making posters for conferences, and using references properly in presentations. All tuition will be provided for this activity.
In addition you will:
- Learn advanced characterization methods including AFM, SEM, TEM, XPS, OIM, Auger, and nanoindentation
- Participate in ongoing research projects
- Gain valuable laboratory experience in cutting edge techniques and working in a team environment with 10 other students
- Have fun, make new friends, see the Palouse