The Center recognizes that recruiting well-prepared students into any engineering program is a “pipeline” issue. The roots of this endeavor begin prior to the college freshman year; they reach into the high school or earlier academic experience of the student.
The Research Experience for Undergraduates program provides a ten-week paid summer research experience for six students enrolled in undergraduate science and engineering programs at U.S. institutions. Students work on exciting ongoing Center research projects with the MRSEC faculty mentors and graduate students.
The MRSEC provides up-to five metro-Atlanta high school physics teachers a research experience every summer. The objective of the program is to familiarize participating physics teachers with the modern materials and physics concepts and their applications to engineering as well as their relevance to today’s technology