Program Description
TANMS offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students at our partner 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. URP research participants work collaboratively in diverse teams of three undergrads with the support of graduate or postdoc mentors. Mentors guide each research team assigned to a TANMS lab in carrying out a project related to the Center's cutting-edge multiferroics nanoscale research. Research participants also engage in a range of skill-building activities to support academic success. 

Through the URP and all of of the TANMS Center's educational programs, we aim to prepare
the Next Generation of Innovative & Global Engineering Scientists, Industrial Leaders, and Entrepreneurs!

TANMS URP participants...
  • Acquire real-world research experience working in 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 the engineering Industry, Intrapreneurship, and Entrepreneurship
  • Expand academic and professional network

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Current undergraduate student at a TANMS campus where URP is being offered (e.g., UCLA, CSUN, UCB, NEU, UT Dallas)
    • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident
    Participant Benefits
    • $1200 stipend (eligibility to receive stipend payment may be affected by the student's financial aid packages)
    • Experience in cutting-edge multiferroics nanoscale research
    • Exposure to related industries & entrepreneurship

    • Engagement in community & skill-building activities
    • Access to workshops, seminars & special events
    2021 Program Dates and Locations
    • Program Duration: February 15, 2021, to May 7, 2021
      • It is expected that the URP program will operate entirely online during the 2021 spring session. 
      • Participants dedicate approximately 6 hours/week to research-related work, skill-building activities, workshops, and Friday learning community meetings. Students are not expected to work during spring break.
    • 2021 Program offered at three TANMS campuses: UCLA, UCB, NEU

    Application and Notification

    Application Window: Application Deadline extended to Jan. 11, 2021 for UCB and UCLA campuses.. 2021 URP APPLICATION WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED.

    Notifications will be sent by Wednesday January 27, 2021
    Program commitments due  Monday February 1, 2021