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Partnership for Research and Education in Materials

The Vision of PREM

The vision of the Texas State Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Center on Interfaces in Materials is to become the Central Texas leader for increasing minority STEM participation by integration of discovery-based materials research.

The Texas State PREM partners with the Research Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSECs) and with the Soft Materials Research Center at the University of Colorado. The partnership aims to bring opportunities for involvement of our students in state-of-the-art materials research through in-house research experiences at Texas State and research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) at the partner institutions. In addition, we aim to build an inclusive culture of research through faculty mentorship, PREM student meetings, research conferences, laboratory open houses, and outreach to the community.

How to Get Involved

Picture of a PREM Student Organization meeting

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in joining PREM as Associates or Researchers are encouraged to contact us. PREM Associates participate in student meetings where they gain professional development and are exposed to materials research, with the hope of becoming a hands-on researcher in the future.

Students are also encouraged to browse our research pages.

More Information

Research Triangle MRSEC

CU Boulder MRSEC

NSF PREM Program

NSF REU Program