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Research Programs Available to Students

All seven of the NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, MD participate in the SURF program: Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology(CNST), Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL),  Engineering (EL), Information Technology (ITL) , Material Measurement (MML), Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), Physical Measurement (PML).

 

EL

CNST

MML/
NCNR

PML

ITL/ CTL

Special
Project

Biochemistry

 

 

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Biological Sciences

 

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Chemistry

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Computer Science

X

X

X

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Engineering

X

X

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X

Materials Science

X

X

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X

Mathematics

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Physical Sciences

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Physics

X

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X

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Statistics

X

 

 

 

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X

 

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of NIST's research, we encourage students to look through the different laboratory websites below to discover lots of interesting project areas. For example, a chemistry student may find project opportunities in ITL, PL, EL and CNST, in addition to the logical choice of MML. Similar opportunities exist for those in other disciplines. For a detailed description of SURF projects in each NIST laboratory and prior summer acceptance rates, please click the link below:

SURF Research Laboratory Descriptions and Acceptance Rates

Summaries of current research opportunities exist in the following laboratories:

MML/NCNR

http://www.nist.gov/mml/mml_surf.cfm

PML

http://www.nist.gov/pml/surf/index.cfm

EL

http://www.nist.gov/el/surf.cfm

CNST

http://www.nist.gov/cnst/cnst_surf.cfm

ITL/CTL

http://www.nist.gov/itl-surf-program.cfm

 

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Chemistry Student
Contact

General Information:
Dr. Brandi Toliver
SURF Program Manager
Email: Brandi.Toliver@nist.gov