When you give to the Center for Materials Interfaces in Research and Applications, you contribute to a new way of supporting diverse students in STEM. With your support, we are able to help change lives by:
Awards students research pay to work as a research assistant with a ¡MIRA! faculty
Create a partnership with ¡MIRA! for student materials science research internships
Provides studests with travel stipends to attend Diveristy & STEM conferences
Creates a community for diverse students in STEM at Northern Arizona University
Our scientific mission is to understand multi-scale relationships from the quantum to the macro-scale and to dictate materials function through the tuning of materials interfaces. Those fundamental and applied discoveries in materials interfaces can impact health, energy, and the environment, improving lives and enhancing economic potential. Because of the complexity of the problems of interest, the research carried out in ¡MIRA! is necessarily interdisciplinary and collaborative. Our transformative diversity mission is to build upon our intrinsic diversity to catalyze inventiveness, while also attracting unique students who will choose to work with ¡MIRA! scientists because they see themselves reflected in our faculty.