Connecting Students with Materials Research
QD is pleased to announce an award for the best student submission of a new educational experiment module. The award will fund travel for a student to a domestic research conference.
Obtaining funding for instruments or research projects can be a daunting task. Below you will find helpful suggestions and online resources to help you on your way. Funding agencies will always concentrate on the broader impact this equipment will make on society. Here are some ways in which we can make this impact:
- The VersaLab enables faculty to engage undergraduates in original scientific research, publishing their findings in leading peer-reviewed journals as other VersaLab users are doing around the world.
- The QD education site education.qdusa.com is a collaborative portal where academics can contribute their own experiments and give feedback about existing modules, so that the whole teaching and research community can benefit from each other’s experiences.
- The experiments found on the QD education site are very effective teaching tools by illustrating to students how basic physical properties are deduced from complex measurements.
- Please use our Sole Source Justification for VersaLab Funding, which reiterates the above points in more detail.
Additional Suggestions to Obtain Funding