Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
Program Description

TANMS offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students at our six campuses to be part of a dynamic research center focused on understanding new electromagnetic approaches in the development of nanoscale systems in memory, antennas, and motors. Researchers from the U.S. and abroad come together to link fundamental knowledge in science and engineering to pivotal technological realizations. 

URP participants work collaboratively in diverse research teams on cutting-edge multiferroic research while engaging in a range of skill building activities aimed at supporting their academic success and preparing them to be the next generation of innovative scientists, industrial leaders, and entrepreneurs.

URP 2016 student poster presentation at NSF review

TANMS URP participants...

  • Acquire real-world research experience working in TANMS advanced engineering testbeds
  • Work in diverse teams oriented by a TANMS postdoc or graduate student mentor
  • Interact with TANMS faculty and research teams across all TANMS institutions
  • Hone ability to present new ideas and scientific research to diverse audiences
  • Gain exposure to engineering Industry, Intrapreneurship & Entrepreneurship
  • Build new academic and professional networks


  • Current undergraduate students of UCLA or one of TANMS Partner Institutions (CSU Northridge, Cornell University, Northeastern University, UC Berkeley, or UT Dallas) 
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Participant Benefits
  • $1200 stipend
    • Stipend eligibility may be affected by the student's financial aid packages.
  • Access to workshops, seminars & special events
  • Experience in hands-on multiferroics-related research
  • Exposure to related industries & entrepreneurship workshops
  • Engagement in valuable skill building activities
2017 Program Dates and Locations
  • 12-week Program: February 5, 2018 - April 27, 2018
    • Students expected to dedicate approximately 6 hours/week to research and related skill building activities.
  • Program available on all TANMS campuses: UCLA, CSUN, UCB, Northeastern, Cornell, UT Dallas
    •  Flexibility to work around spring break schedules at each campus

Application Process

  • The application window for the 2018 URP will open 10/2/17 and close 12/1/17.
  • Applicants will be notified by December 17, 2017.
Contact Pilar O'Cadiz, TANMS Education Director