Printable Electronics Undergraduate Boot Camp

Overview and Benefits

We are now accepting applications for the first undergraduate research experience of Printable Electronic Boot Camp.

Participants will:

  • Receive $1500 compensation upon completion of the Boot Camp (approximately 40 hours over the course of the week);
  • Basic training, or boot camp, will introduce participants to fundamental materials and device operations for printable electronics
  • Learn to make thin layer films and devices for optoelectronics, including solar cells (light to electricity), transistors (signal amplifiers for sensing), and electrochromics (devices that change color with the application of an electric field)
  • Work in a state of the art laboratory setting with relevant materials, fabrication approaches for flexible electronics, and device testing
  • Undertake hypothesis-driven experiments in pairs or small teams, under guidance of graduate students and Chemical Engineering faculty
  • Participate in tours around campus
  • Participate in a final showcase with peers highlighting results

Important Dates

Applications due on March 28, 2022

Decision date on or about April 1, 2022


Required background and experience

  • Must be a current University of Arizona undergraduate student (i.e. not open to seniors graduating in May 2022).
  • Have completed foundational courses in a science or engineering discipline
  • Strong interest in printable electronics and eagerness to participate in hands-on learning to make and characterize printable electronics

Preferred background and experience

  • Strong interest in pursing a scientific career at national laboratories (Department of Defense preferred)

Required Documentation

The application will be a two-part process: 

  1. The first will include an anonymous two-minute survey that helps us better understand backgrounds and demographics of our applicants and how we can reach the right students.  There are no personally indefinable information tied to the survey responses.
  2. Upon completion of the survey, you will be redirected to the application page, where you will be asked to input the following:
    • First and Last Name, Email
    • Academic Dept(s) for Major and Minor
    • Anticipated Graduation year
    • GPA
    • 100 word or less statement on your familiarity with electronic devices and semiconductor materials (this could be classes you’ve taken, experiences you’ve had, or exposure to flexible electronics)
    • 150 word or less statement of why you are interested in the Printable Electronics Boot Camp and what you hope to learn
    • 150 word or less statement of your future career goals

To complete the application, first fill out the anonymous demographic survey and then you will be provided a link to the application form.