• Got fakes?

    Got fakes?

    Student researchers study new ways to detect counterfeit antibiotics using paper millifluidics.

  • Bringing science out of the lab

    Bringing science out of the lab

    Developing paper test cards to test for iodine levels.

Reu2016week1group

Summer 2016 REU participants

Week 1 group photo

Summer 2015 REU participants:  Albert V, Zechariah P, Dennis M, Manny P, Gabe G, Susan Z, Jacquelyn C, Janae L, Diondra D, Marya L, Bailey McC, Sarah B. 

Bringing chemistry out of the lab and into the world

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame (UND) are working to develop low cost, robust technologies that could help people in the poorest countries of the world. The methods and instruments developed in these REU projects will help to detect environmental contamination or food adulteration, discover and manage bacterial drug resistance, test pharmaceutical quality, and even diagnose human and animal diseases to impact the lives of people all over the world. 

This NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates site focuses on the application of analytical science and technology in low resource settings--in effect, bringing chemistry out of the lab and into the world.  The program welcomes students with backgrounds in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. The application window for 2017 will run from December 15, 2016 through February 15, 2017.  

Program description

10 week full time residential program (May 22-July 29, 2017)

Apprenticeship model with hands-on mentoring, technical training, workshops, and development case studies

Research program for faculty at 2-year and 4-year colleges

A companion program helps faculty at PUIs develop their own vigorous and intellectually viable research programs in chemical analysis for low-resource settings. We will develop a working group for low-cost chemical analysis over the period of the REU site proposal. The working group will enable participating faculty to share and enlarge access to field testing sites and international collaborators, provide a sounding board for new ideas, and create sustainable new undergraduate research opportunities, both at UND and at the participating PUIs.  

Eldoret Muriel And Ibrahim Calcs

Muriel Mcclendon (Chicago State University) and Prof. Ibrahim Chikowe (U. Malawi) check calculations in Eldoret, Kenya.  June 2016.

 

News

Some acceptances are out...

Please hang in there and be patient for a few more days, even if you have not received an acceptance;  sometimes students have other summer plans and we are maintaining a waiting list.…

2017 REU admissions decisions will be coming out March 2-15

Dear Applicants--over the next 2 weeks, we will begin notifying participants of admission decisions.  Usually this process takes a while because some people are juggling multiple programs.  Please have patience, the dust should settle in the next 2-3 weeks.  …