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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).
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:
Summaries of current research opportunities exist in the following laboratories: