Undergraduate students (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) with strong backgrounds in Physics, Chemistry or Engineering are invited to apply for the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Materials Science and Engineering, sponsored at the MINT center at the University of Alabama. For the ten-week program (June 4th-August 10th), participants will be provided a stipend plus housing and travel reimbursement. Successful applicants will be able to work with outstanding faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in an interdisciplinary research environment. Students will gain familiarity with the most recent research techniques and equipment, including considerable hands-on experience, and will be exposed to the importance of transferring research to industrial application.