Programs for Juniors & Seniors

Auburn University

Summer research opportunities on smart UAVs is an excellent opportunity to explore the exciting frontier of unmanned technology. Up to twelve students will be selected to participate at Auburn University. They will form teams who will compete to design the best algorithms to autonomously fly 6 to 12 UAVs on a limited air field.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2020
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Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine’s Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program was developed to provide frontier-level, biomedical summer research projects for undergraduates in a supportive environment with supplemental educational activities such as free GRE prep workshops. Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a research career.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: Must Minimum GPA: 3.0 
Deadline to Apply: January 11, 2020
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Boston University, Florida International University, University of Michigan

NSF Engineering Research Center in Cellular Metamaterials

CELL-MET offers research opportunities for students outside of our three main institutions (FIU, BU, and UM) through summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) opportunities. Participants work at all three institutions during the summer for up to 10 weeks of independent research related to the ERC.

Levels: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and community college students 
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Deadline to Apply:
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Brandeis university

The Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) announces its “Bioinspired Soft Materials” Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2019. The REU is a summer research program that will fund undergraduate students assigned to MRSEC laboratories.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2020
 Apply

broad institute

The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) is an intensive nine-week summer research opportunity designed for undergraduates with a commitment to biomedical research and an interest in genomics. BSRP has a strong record of success in helping students to nurture their passion for research and succeed in graduate school and scientific careers. Students spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs across the Broad’s research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to computational biology. At the program’s conclusion, students deliver oral and poster presentations on their research projects.

Applicants do not need to have prior research experience but should be interested in an MD or Phd and have a strong interest in biomedical research

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: January 13, 2020
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California Academy of Sciences

Since 1995, the California Academy of Sciences’ Summer Systematics Institute (SSI), with support from NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) initiative and the Academy’s Robert T. Wallace endowment, has addressed critical issues like worldwide threats to biodiversity, the origins and diversification of life, phylogenetic systematics, and evolutionary biology.

SSI is a nine-week paid research internship at the state-of-the-art research facility and museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This world-renowned venue continues to offer undergraduates important insights into the contributions that museum-based research can make to issues facing society today. The program accommodates up to 10 undergraduate students. This internship is made possible by the National Science Foundation and a generous gift from the Robert T. Wallace Endowment for undergraduate research experiences. One internship in Biological Illustration is integrated with the SSI program.


This is a 40 hour per week position.  Students selected will receive a 600 per week stipend. Travel to and from San Francisco will be provided. Housing will be provided in dormitories in San Francisco, with details to be provided upon selection of interns

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2020
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Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona’s Big Data Security and Privacy Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program engages undergraduate students in big data security and privacy research, particularly on genomic data privacy, secure multiparty cloud computation and hybrid data center security. This program provides students with an immersive research environment and we teach students research skills through training sessions, hands-on experiments and interactions with experienced researchers. The interdisciplinary nature of this site exposes students to different perspectives of big data security, from theory to application. The faculty members have exceptional expertise in cybersecurity research enabling them to provide high quality REU activities in all three components.

Students have opportunities to explore the state of the art in big data analytics, medical data security, privacy preserving techniques,  security of machine learning models, and software defined network security. Students will learn a variety of practical skills in various computing environments, such as CUDA for general-purpose GPU programing, and a student-run data center. The program is looking for Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering and other related majors.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 3, 2020
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Cal State San Bernardino

The principal goal of the REU in mathematics at California State University at San Bernardino is to provide promising undergraduate math majors with a meaningful, exciting and challenging experience in mathematical research. During the eight-week residential program students will carry out guided independent and collaborative research. Research problems will come from the fields of Geometry and Knot Theory, and will be chosen in consultation with a faculty mentor. The program culminates with participants writing research papers based on their work, and presenting their results at a poster session as well as a formal seminar. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 12, 2020
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Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Software Engineering (REUSE)

Program Description: Carnegie Mellon’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Software Engineering (REUSE) program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to spend a summer working with some of the world’s leading Software Engineering faculty researchers. A number of projects are available in diverse areas which may include automated bug repair, mining software repositories, green computing, requirements engineering, program analysis, programming languages, and usable programming tools. Accepted students will work closely with CMU faculty and researchers on research problems with the potential for publication and significant impact on the future practice of software engineering

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Please note their  major funding source, the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, will not support international students. However, international students may apply to work with one of their mentors and be funded from other sources. These students will not necessarily receive the same stipend, meal allowance, and housing as NSF funded students
Deadline: February 1, 2020
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Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) program is an eleven-week summer (June 1 to mid-August) undergraduate research program that immerses a diverse cohort of scholars in cutting-edge robotics projects that drive innovation and have real-world impact. Launched in 2006, RISS is among the best and most comprehensive robotics research programs for undergraduates in the world.

Undergraduates from both US and International Institutions are eligible to apply
Applications will open on November 1st
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute hosts the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, a 10-week paid summer research internship opportunity for undergraduate students. CIRP is a leading multidisciplinary center engaged in collaborative cross-discipline research implementing real-world applications.

Students must be interested in pursuing a PhD

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & PErmanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2020
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Clemson University REU

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in biophysics is funded by the National Science Foundation to support ten highly qualified students to undertake interdisciplinary, supervised research projects at Clemson University, for a period of 10 weeks each summer.  Student must be majoring in natural science (biological or physical science) or engineering.

Levels: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2 
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020
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cold spring harbor

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at CSHL provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research. Students learn the scientific process, technical methods and theoretical principles, and communicate their discoveries to other scientists. Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10-week program, living and working in the exciting Laboratory environment.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Status: Students of any country are eligible to apply.
Minimum GPA: Not specified
(However, Successful applicants generally have GPAs around 3.5 or higher in their science and math courses
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2020
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cornell university

Now in it’s 18th year Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) at Cornell University, and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience and explore if a scientific career is right for you. Currently we offer positions to outstanding students interested in plant science research and bioinformatics.
Accepted students join an international community of scientists and students in the pursuit of scientific discovery, learn valuable research skills, and attend seminars and workshops to learn from leaders in fields such as: Biology. Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics and Genomics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadlines to Apply: February 1, 2020
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

During the summer of 2020, the following four entities — Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF), Center for Transportation, Environment & Community Health (CTECH), Keeping the Ezra Promise (KEP), and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) — will sponsor Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs from June through August. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply (see restrictions and eligibility requirements) to the CNF, KEP and PARADIM Programs. In addition, the Center for Transportation, Environment & Community Health (CTECH) is looking for students interested in transportation/civil engineering as it relates to environment and public health.

​Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply:February 12, 2020
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Georgia Institute of Technology

Founded in 1992 by Dr. Gary May, a former Dean of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Sciences (S.U.R.E.) program is committed to increasing the number of qualified students who are traditionally under-represented in STEM fields. These include but are not limited to students from racial/ethnic minority groups, women, or first generation college students. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S. Citizen or permanent residents only
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2020
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harvard university

Harvard has 7 REU programs that are coordinated through the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students spend their summers working with faculty. The program provides professional development activities designed to foster interest in graduate school and careers in research.  

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and SeniorsMinimum GPA: Not specifiedCitizenship Requirements: 5 of Harvard’s programs require that candidates be US Citizens or Permanent Resident’s.  However the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Rowland Institute at Harvard will accept international students. 

International students are encouraged to visit this link to verify their eligibility.
http://www.hio.harvard.edu/visa-types

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020
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us department of energy

Summer internships at the DOE Labs including Ames Lab, Argonne National Lab, Brookhaven National Lab, Fermi National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Stanford Linear Accelerator Lab, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility,

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors and Recent graduates
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 9, 2020
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johns hopkins

Johns Hopkins University Program in Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering

Program Description: The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University offers undergraduate students from colleges and universities around the country a chance to participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanoscience meet.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Check website
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ReNUWIt’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Stanford University, UC-Berkeley, Colorado School of Mines, and New Mexico State University

ReNUWIt’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program engages undergraduate students in ReNUWIt faculty’s research labs, under the mentorship of ReNUWIt post-docs and graduate students. Participants learn laboratory/field techniques, are immersed in ReNUWIt’s collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, and conduct meaningful research in state-of-the-art facilities. REU participants also interact directly with ReNUWIt faculty and peers, receive professional development training, and experience ReNUWIt’s systems-level approach to addressing the nation’s water issues. Additional program requirements include meetings, oral presentations, a short written report, and summary slides and/or posters.

Apply to spend 9-10 weeks this summer on a mentored, independent research project in areas such as:

  • Distributed Urban Water Systems
  • Energy-positive Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
  • Direct Potable Reuse
  • Unit Process Wetlands and Riparian Zones
  • Smart Managed Aquifer Recharge Technologies
  • Distributed Stormwater Treatment Unit Processes
  • Decision Support Tools for Utilities
  • Visioning, Assessment, and Implementation Tools for Regional and Municipal Planning
  • Technology Diffusion Pathways

    Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & non-Graduating Seniors
    Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
    GPA: Not Specified
    Deadline to Apply: February 10, 2020
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rosetta commons

The program begins with one week of Rosetta Code School where you will learn the inner details of the ​Rosetta C++ code and community coding environment, so you are fully prepared for the rest of the summer! Then students will spend the rest of the summer partif hands-on research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science. Students Majoring in computer science, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and/or biophysics with an interest in graduate school.

Application Opens : November 2020
Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2020
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Ma’ayan Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City

Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science

The 2020 Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science is a research intensive ten-week training program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in cutting edge research projects aimed at solving data-intensive biomedical problems. Summer fellows training in the Ma’ayan Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City will conduct faculty-mentored independent research projects in the following areas: data harmonizationmachine learningcloud computing and dynamic data visualization.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Seniors and Masters students
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2020
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north carolina state

The FREEDM Systems Center Summer REU program offers a research opportunity to undergraduate students who are majoring in electrical and computer engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, computer science and related fields. The undergraduate student will spend 10 weeks during the summer conducting research at NC State, learning different aspects of university research, and presenting their work at symposia.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: January 24, 2020
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Sandia National Labs

Each year, Sandia National Labs welcomes students from around the country—from those in their final years of high school to researchers obtaining PhDs—to work in a variety of technical and business positions. Interns work on real-world, challenging projects to contribute to critical national goals. Many of our research internships can be experienced through technical institutes that encompass a range of disciplines, including cyber security, energy surety, engineering design, and software development. Each institute provides a team to guide and mentor interns in projects aligned with their major or area of particular technical interest. Professional development and social activities supplement project work to create an even more rewarding experience.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines so apply early
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Sens Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program 

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,  Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents and International students on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadlines to Apply: January 15, 2020
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stanford

Stanford’s Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training is a world-class research center dedicated to early cancer detection. To train the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists, we offer a unique summer research training opportunity for undergraduate students, namely, the Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training (CREST) Program. Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the program offers a 10-week research experience in one of our state-of-the art labs.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2020
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STANFORD’S SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN GEOSCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PROGRAM (SURGE) 

SURGE provides undergraduates from a U.S. institution the opportunity to gain mentored research experience at Stanford University in the geosciences and engineering during the eight-week period of June 19, 2020 to August 15, 2020.  

The program encourages applicants from students who are seeking a formal research experience for the first time to participate. The underlying philosophy of SURGE is to train students by creating a supportive and rigorous work environment. We set high expectations for our scholars: to prepare them for a potential career in the field of geoscience and engineering, and to ensure that they get the most from their stay at Stanford. Each SURGE scholar is matched with a faculty member from the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences and has the opportunity to work in a research group or laboratory.

Citizenship Requirements:
Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Recent Graduates.
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an international student enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate institution
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: Check Website
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University of arkansas

The Separations & Commercialization REU program at the University of Arkansas will offer research experiences in laboratories that are working towards the goals of improving separation efficiency and reducing separation processing costs to a diverse group of undergraduate students. Participants will interact with faculty and graduate students to plan and execute a 10-week research project. A unique component of this REU program is the commercialization assessment training (CAT) series that will prepare them to think about the potential commercialization of traditional hypothesis-driven research early in the process. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with industry leaders in the separation field through the CAT series, industrial mentorships, as well as industrial site visits locally and in Texas.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 14, 2020
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University of Arkansas Physics Research Experience for Undergraduate Students

Selected undergraduate students perform frontier research for 10 weeks during the summer of 2020 on experimental and theoretical projects in one of their chosen research areas: Nano-materials and Condensed Matter, Photonics, Lasers, and Quantum Optics, Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics. Additional activities include social events jointly with other REU’s, field trips to industrial labs, seminars on ethics, use of a research library, and technical writing and research presentations.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020
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University of California at San diego

The University of California, San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) program is an eight-week summer research academy for community college students, undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and masters students. Opened to all disciplines, STARS offers student participants a rigorous research opportunity with esteemed UC San Diego faculty, informative transfer and graduate school preparation workshops, and educational, cultural, and social activities in sunny San Dieg

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements:
U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents.AB 540 or DACA students.  International students who have program funding can contact the STARS program urstars@ucsd.edu for eligibility information.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: January 30, 2020
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university of hawaii at hilo

The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) is an undergraduate internship program housed within the Office of Research & Community Partnerships at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Our goals are to (1) foster a community committed to the stewardship of our natural resources in the Pacific and (2) work with a team of host mentors to provide interns with a transformative hands-on learning experience.

Applicants from students interested in pursuing a career related to conservation research, natural resource management and environmental education are strongly encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent ResidentsMinimum GPA: 2.0
Deadline to Apply: January 30, 2020 
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university of pennsylvania

Penn’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter will provide a summer research experience for up to twenty students throughout colleges and universities in the United States.  Students will work with a faculty member on a materials research project in chemistry, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biophysics, materials science or engineering.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not SpecifiedDeadline to Apply: February 1, 2020
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The CatResDev REU at Penn Chemistry will offer undergraduates (UGs) with limited previous experience in research exposure, including students from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds. This site will provide projects in the areas of catalysis and molecular dynamics with cross-over into the methods associated with high throughput experimentation (HTE) while learning the fundamentals of success in science via training, mentoring, and industrial partnerships.

Levels: Sophomores and JuniorsMinimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 5, 2020
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Columbia University

The Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST) was established to expand and diversify the behavioral and biomedical sciences’ workforce by introducing undergraduates from underrepresented populations to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research. Students representing racial and ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and students with disabilities join the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s for eight weeks of research, training, academic and career planning, and social activities around New York City. All applicants must have completed one semester of college level calculus.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 1, 2020
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Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Program Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), sponsored by Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, offers a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0 & Above
Citizenship Requirements: UC Citizens and International Students are also eligible
Deadline: February 1, 2020
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Northeastern University

Site Name: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University

Program Description: This NSF-REU program offers interdisciplinary research opportunities in Biochemistry, Organic, Physical, Computational, and Analytical Chemistry laboratories with an overarching focus on the theme of Catalysis. Students will do research in a nurturing and vibrant academic setting and spend a summer enjoying all what the city of Boston has to offer.

Students will be paired with a Northeastern Chemistry faculty mentor and a graduate student mentor based on their stated research interests. These mentors will guide the student as they immerse themselves in full-time laboratory research over 10 weeks. Participants will attend research seminars presented by program faculty and invited speakers; academic and professional skills development workshops and panel discussions on topics such as research ethics, literature searching, graduate school; social activities and events with other members of the chemistry department or with students from other summer research programs at Northeastern; and field trips to pharmaceutical & biotech companies, or other research institutes in the Boston area. The REU program will conclude with a research symposium where students will orally present their research findings to the wider chemistry community.
Applications are encouraged from students who are first generation college students, women, and students underrepresented in STEM. Students should be majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or other related disciplines

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  March 16, 2020
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Texas A & M University

This REU summer research program focuses on interdisciplinary projects in sustainable chemistry. Participants become full members of a research group, carrying out fundamental research on topics that span the chemical sciences. Students will participate in a Sustainable Chemistry workshop and professional development focused on Science Communication.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Levels: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA:
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020
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This is a competitive program open to undergraduate chemistry majors (or closely related fields) enrolled in 4-year U.S. colleges and universities other than Texas A&M who have completed at least their first year with a 3.0 GPA or better with strong letters of recommendation. Students must have completed at least 2 semesters of college chemistry including laboratories

TEXAS A & M

Oceanography REU
The Department of Oceanography and the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) at Texas A&M University are proud to announce an REU program that will focus on “Observing the Ocean: hypoxia, harmful algae, oil spills and ocean acidification.” Ten students will be introduced to new ocean observing technologies and will use data from ocean observatories, buoys and time series to investigate the ocean. Students will work with faculty and staff mentors in laboratories and on seagoing projects to acquire the analytical skills for multidisciplinary oceanographic research.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 17, 2020
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university of southern california

This NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program will support ten highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Processes during an intensive 10-week program at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, CA. 

The program will provide students with hands-on research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies, introductory lectures and special seminars in oceanography and marine science, academic and career advisement, professional development workshops, group activities and field trips to explore Catalina Island’s unique ecosystems.This program will be especially beneficial for undergraduate students with a strong interest in pursuing graduate school or a career in marine science and research​.​

​​Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors , & Seniors​​Citizenship Status: US Citizens & Permanent Residents​​Minimum GPA: 3.25
Deadline to Apply: February 14, 2020
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University of Texas at Austin

The Center for Dynamics and Control of Materials is offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in 2020. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with faculty on interdisciplinary materials research projects involving chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering disciplines. In addition to the research, students will participate in an organized program of lectures, lunches with CDCM faculty, laboratory visits and a variety of recreational activities. 

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply:
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University of Texas at Austin

The Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Research for Social Change Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Texas Advanced Computing Center is actively engaging 10 undergraduate students each summer for nine-weeks in solving real-world problems of national relevance, teaching them to not only be critical thinkers, but to be creative and reflective as well.

Students gain skills in advanced programming and problem solving and use the CI to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering, science, and computational medicine. Research projects emphasize advanced computing as a tool to power discoveries that will impact social change for future generations.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2020
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vanderbilt university

The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings ten students each summer to campus to work closely with VINSE faculty on research projects in cutting edge areas of nanoscale science and engineering.  This summer program is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program. Participation in the program provides students with a true interdisciplinary research experience in an environment where physicists, chemists, biologists, and all engineers collaboratively solve problems and create new scientific understanding. 

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens and  permanent residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020
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University of Pennsylvania & WASHInGTON UNIVERSITY

The Center for Engineering Mechanobiology seeks motivated undergraduate students for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2020.  Students participate in 10-week, on-campus programs in Philadelphia or St. Louis, working in research groups at the University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis.  Students are matched to projects within a research group based on their interests, educational background, and previous research experience.

Research Areas include:

  • molecular biology
  • cell and tissue mechanics in plants and animals
  • bioengineering
  • biochemistry and biophysics
  • computational biology
  • biomedical devices
  • nanoscale science and engineering

Levels: Juniors & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2020 
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university of puerto rico-Rio piedras

The PR-CLIMB REU Site  at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras seeks to provide undergraduate students a research experience that capitalizes on the academic and professional strengths of the university and Puerto Rico at large. As a minority-serving institution the site will offer a unique experience to a diverse set of students recruited from 2-year and 4-year institutions. In this nine-week program students will engage in fundamental studies of materials and biomolecules for potential applications in water purification, energy storage, sensing, drug design, and drug delivery. Students will also be exposed to a variety of techniques in seminars and seven hands-on workshops that will develop their skill sets in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals fields.

The PR-CLIMB REU Site is designed to provide undergraduate students with high caliber interdisciplinary research experiences that will inspire interest in Chemistry graduate programs and also in the Puerto Rican biotechnology and pharmaceutical job markets as a viable career opportunity.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US citizenship or permanent residency
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2020
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AUBURN University

Warm-Water Aquatic Ecology
“This REU Site is a novel, collaborative effort involving Auburn University faculty mentors specializing in diverse but complementary disciplines, including community ecology, fisheries management, aquaculture, evolution, limnology, molecular biology,  microbiology, invasive species, fish behavior, outreach, physiology, parasitology, and conservation.  Together these disciplines provide the education basis for undergraduate students to learn about techniques and tools to study aquatic communities, specifically warm-water systems such as reservoirs, farm ponds, streams, and brackish estuaries.  The primary objectives of this project include exposing participants to different scientific hypotheses, research techniques, and ecological habitats and conditions in an engaging, interdisciplinary atmosphere that fosters a strong interest in aquatic sciences by the next generation of water experts. ”  Levels:  freshman, sophomores, junior, and senior graduating no earlier than September 2020.  
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents

Although not financially supported by our REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in our REU Site research and professional development activities.  

This program strongly encourages applications for those  traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply.  

February 1, 2020 
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AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

AMGEN Scholars ProgramThe Amgen Scholars Program is hosted at 13 educational institutions within the United States. 
Applicants must be enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories. Applicants should be must be interested in pursuing an PhD or MD/PhD.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
Minimum GPA:  3.2
Deadline to Apply: February 1st
CalTech Deadline is February 15th
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West Virginia University 

The objectives of West Virginia University’s REU Site are to :

  1. provide authentic research opportunities for students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry and attending predominately undergraduate institutions;
  2. involve participants in research projects that benefit society, either directly or indirectly;
  3. improve participant understanding of the research enterprise (from project inception, attainment of funding, to research completion, and dissemination of results); and
  4. retain participants within the chemistry/biochemistry major and encourage them to continue to post-baccalaureate opportunities

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 2020
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university of buffalo

The Environmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution Prevention (EESPP) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University at Buffalo (UB) is a 10-week summer program. EESPP-REU builds upon the past ERIE-REU program by promoting air and water pollution projects that are relevant to not only Western New York, but across the globe.

Projects focus on laboratory and/or field experimentation in three themed areas:

Pollutant Identification and Measurement
Pollutant Source Control
Environmental Remediation

Participants are paired with a faculty research mentor to conduct transformative air and/or water pollution research. Weekly group meetings of the REU cohort foster student-to-student communication via workshops and networking opportunities. A Research Symposium, as well as support for post-REU conference presentations and publications, provides students opportunities to hone their communication skills

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: Late January, however, this program has a rolling admissions so apply early
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University of Michigan


The University of Michigan Interdisciplinary REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in the Structure and Function of Proteins is designed to provide undergraduate students with a 10 week research experience in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry, enzymology, marine biology, molecular biology and plant biology.  The research projects featured in this program all involve studies of the structure and function of proteins.

REU Faculty Mentors represent the departments of Biochemistry; Chemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Pathology, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students from groups that are historically underrepresented in graduate education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, including first-generation college students and US military veterans.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 4, 2019

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Department of Biomedical Engineering’s BUCKEYE REU program allows students to get hands on research and professional development experience during our 10-week on-site summer research program.  The opportunity is for students pursuing a STEM major, with an interest in biomechanics and mechano-biology (BMMB). The growing interdisciplinary field of BMMB unites an understanding of the complex and unusual mechanical behavior and response exhibited by biological systems with an increasing number of applications in healthcare.  This experience will allow students to participate in research that can benefit human health.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors:
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020
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University of Texas at Austin

The Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Research for Social Change Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Texas Advanced Computing Center is actively engaging 10 undergraduate students each summer for nine-weeks in solving real-world problems of national relevance, teaching them to not only be critical thinkers, but to be creative and reflective as well.

Students gain skills in advanced programming and problem solving and use the CI to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering, science, and computational medicine. Research projects emphasize advanced computing as a tool to power discoveries that will impact social change for future generations.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2020 (application will open up on November 1st)
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University of Iowa
Interdisciplinary Evolutionary Sciences – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The focus of this REU is training in evolutionary science, with students working on research projects across several disciplines. Three academic departments at the University of Iowa – Biology, Anthropology, and Earth and Environmental Sciences) will collaborate with the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History to offer research projects that span a range of topics, including evolution of behavior, origin of species, cancer evolution, evolution of sex, and paleontology. Study organisms span a large range of taxa, and include: crocodiles, insects, snails, fungi, human cancer cells, frogs, and conodonts. Students will work on one project and through interactions with their cohort will ultimately receive a broad exposure to evolutionary science

Levels: Not Specified
Minimum GPA 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1st
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University of California at Davis

University of California at Davis
The NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in the UC Davis Physics Department will continue in summer 2019. During the 10-week program students work alongside our faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects, providing a view of physics very different from typical coursework.  Please note: APplicants must have completed at least one year of calculus-based physics

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: All students are invited to apply regardless of Citizenship Status
Deadline to Apply: See website
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OPTICS IN THE CITY OF LIGHT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU) – FRANCE

OPTICS IN THE CITY OF LIGHT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU) – FRANCE
This year the Optics in the City of Light Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will offer 8 undergraduate junior level students the opportunity to spend 2 months in a variety of laboratories in Paris performing research with a wide range of ultrafast lasers. Optics, especially the new discoveries in Extreme Light, is one of the most exciting areas of science. Students in this program will experience strong collaborative science that is currently taking place between University of Michigan (UM) Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS), University Paris-Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA), Université Paris-Sud 11 Orsay, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, and l’Institut d’ Optique Graduate School. Teams of faculty (one from Ann Arbor and one from Paris) will each direct an REU student on a collaborative project

Levels: Juniors who will be Seniors in Fall 2020
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Deadline to Apply: January 8, 2020
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Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2020
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cal state monterey bay

Spend 10 weeks in beautiful Monterey working on independent research under the supervision of a research mentor in projects related to Oceanography, Marine Biology and Ecology, Ocean Engineering, or Marine Geology.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Non-graduating Seniors
MInimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US CItizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2020
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University of Maryland College Park

Summer Engineering Research Experiences in Transportation Electrification

Program Description: The University of Maryland’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, with support from the National Science Foundation is offering exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students in the broad area of electrical engineering. The Transportation Electrification program combines cutting-edge, team-based research with technical and educational seminars. Students are supervised jointly by faculty members and graduate students.
Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 1, 2019
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University of Connecticut Nano-Research Experience for Undergraduates

Program Description: The objectives of our REU Site are to increase the quantity and quality of scientists and engineers prepared to address grand challenges through ethical use of nanoscience; increase the number of students from underrepresented populations including minorities, women, and veterans who pursue graduate education and academic research in nanotechnology-related engineering fields; and to build alliances with minority-serving institutions and programs to enable a sustainable pipeline of underrepresented students who will become leaders in nanotechnology-related engineering fields.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Resident
Deadline: March 1, 2019
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wake forest school of medicine

Through its Summer Scholars Program, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) offers undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in exciting, multidisciplinary research firsthand at the interface of engineering and biology in challenging areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM). Summer scholars receive a $5,000 stipend for their participation in the 10-week program.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents and
International students who currently have a J-1 or F-1 visa and who are
already attending school in the United States are also eligible to apply

Minimum GPA: 2.85
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2020
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Cornell Center for Materials Research REU

Program Description: Undergrads will have the opportunity to work directly with faculty on interdisciplinary materials research projects involving chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering disciplines. Students will also participate in an organized program of lectures, laboratory visits and a variety of recreational activities.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines Check Website
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University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering

The Pre-PhD scholars program at the University of Pittsburg is a 9 week summer research internship that creates a pipeline for students who wish to pursue PhD degrees in engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. The Engineering Office of Diversity (EOD) identifies prospective students with a 3.5 or higher GPA as Pre-PhD Scholars. These STEM students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields are recruited from institutions across the nation, and are assigned to Swanson School of Engineering faculty mentors who lead multidisciplinary teams in advanced research. At the end of the program, all students present their research findings to faculty members, staff and current students.

Scholars are placed in the admissions pipeline as candidates to the MS or PhD program at the Swanson School of Engineering. Students are paid $3500 stipend, $500 feeding subsidy and transportation to and from Pittsburgh is covered by the program.

Levels: Juniors, Seniors, & Recent Graduates
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA 3.5
Deadline to Apply: March 18, 2020
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caltech

Undergraduate students in physics, astronomy and engineering are invited to participate in the development of gravitational-wave astronomy through the Caltech LIGO Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program. This intensive summer program takes place each year at Caltech or one of the LIGO observatory sites, funded in part through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program of the National Science Foundation. Undergraduate students from all institutions (both U.S. and foreign) are invited to apply to the Caltech LIGO SURF program. Research awards include a summer stipend and some funding for travel to the research site as needed.

Levels:  Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students
Minimum GPA: 2.5 
Deadline to Apply: January 17, 2020
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Cal Tech/NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

Program Description: The JPL Summer Internship Program offers 10-week, full-time, summer internship opportunities at JPL to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0 GPA
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 30, 2020
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MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory applies advanced technology to problems critical to national security. Behind the Laboratory’s solutions are researchers with excellent technical abilities and imagination working in cross-disciplinary collaborations to develop systems from the initial concept stage, through simulation and analysis, to design and prototyping, and finally to realworld demonstrations. Majors: Electrical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, aeronautics/astronautics, materials science, molecular biology, biochemistry, and related fields.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines
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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, students will:

  • Have access to state-of-the-art facilities and gain experience directly relevant to industry, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate the commercial impact and relevance of their
    ideas by guiding them through the steps required to bring new ideas to commercialization;
  • Bridge the gap between the typical “research” devices and commercial solar cells, allowing fabrication and analysis of technologies on commercial-size devices and commercial equipment;
  • Work in a facility that allows new equipment or processes to be analyzed and assessed jointly with industry. Students will play a key role in this process.
  • Partner with a local student participating in the Fulton Schools’ Solar Energy Research program.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2020
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON

University of Wisconsin – Madison 
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering, through support from the National Science Foundation, host an annual Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on The Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy.  Selected participants will spend 10 weeks conducting research on a renewable energy project in chemistry, chemical engineering, or biological engineering. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: Application Opens November 2020
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