Undergraduate research abroad
Several US undergraduate students are continuing their research in some other countries. Some of these students are continuing research work in Thailand through a National Science Foundation program. Eight of these students have been selected for the annual National Science Foundation research fellowship Thai Research Experience for Undergraduates (ThaiREU). Weekdays find the students working on organic and bioorganic chemistry projects at one of three research institutes in and around Bangkok. ThaiREU student projects range from functionalizing peptide amino acids for medical diagnostics to fabricating ion-selective electrode membranes. The projects have resulted in publications in journals including Organic Letters and the Journal of Organic Chemistry. ThaiREU is the first of several NSF fellowship programs that fund undergraduate students to work abroad.
Everts, S. (2010). Undergraduate research abroad.