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SURF: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for the SURF program. Additional AOs for the Amgen Scholars program can be found here.

Specific GROWTH projects being offerred for summer 2018 can be found here.

Each AO indicates whether or not it is open to non-Caltech students. If an AO is NOT open to non-Caltech students, please DO NOT contact the mentor.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor.

Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.

Students pursuing opportunities at JPL must be
U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

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Project:  MicroCT studies of nucleation and crystal growth
Disciplines:  Chemistry, Materials Science, Biochemistry
Mentor:  John Evans, Prof. of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, (BBE), jse1@nyu.edu, Phone: 347-753-1955
Mentor URL:  https://dental.nyu.edu/faculty/ft/jse1.html  (opens in new window)
Background:  NOTE: This project is being offered by a Caltech alumnus. The project will be conducted at New York University in New York, New York.

How do proteins create inorganic solids? How do proteins assemble nanominerals into mesocrystal assemblies?
Description:  Examine nucleation and crystal growth mediated by biomineralization proteins.
References:  ACS Omega 2016, 1, 886-893.
Student Requirements:  Basic chemistry/biochemistry lab
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.


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