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Education & Outreach


PARADIM isn't just about research, it is also about education at many levels. Our education programs  are designed to create a new generation of researchers; a community of practitioners who take a team-based approach to materials discovery. 

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

2022 REU
For undergraduates, our 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provides an introductory research experience in the growth and/or structural/electrical characterization of transition metal oxides or chalcogenide thin films currently being researched as next generation electronic materials. PARADIM REU interns work in the PARADIM labs alongside our technical staff.  Projects are scaled to be challenging yet achievable within the program time frame.

PARADIM accepts 14 undergraduates from across the country to spend their summer on the campus of Cornell or Johns Hopkins doing cutting edge research or design projects in a national Materials Innovation Platform (MIP).  Students are supplied campus housing, travel expenses and a stipend.

Cornell program

Johns Hopkins program



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REU Photo Gallery


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2022 PARADIM REU program



Summer Schools (Professional training) programs

JHU ss ElbertFor graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and research professionals, we offer one-week summer schools during which participants are immersed in a seminar and hands-on workshop environment to learn the following techniques:

  • Bulk crystal growth school at Johns Hopkins University (annually)  
  • Microscopy, theory, and thin film growth are topics that rotate annually for the Cornell University Summer School
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration - given the team-based nature of the materials-by-design approach, each summer school will also include content focused on strengthening researchers' team and communication skills

Summer Schools

2019 Cornell PARADIM Thin Film Summer School

2019 JHU PARADIM Summer School

2022 JHU Quantum Summer School



User Community events

MIP forumEach year, PARADIM host events that support the work of our community of practitioners and potential community members.  These events focus on sharing user successes, updating users on platform capabilities  and serving as a forum for user feedback and discussion.

Annual user meetings


2021 MIP Forum (MRS annual conference, Boston)


2021 MIP Forum at Fall MRS


2021 User meeting at Fall