Computing for Change Competition – All Majors & No Citizenship Restrictions

Computing4Change is a competition for students from diverse backgrounds in all majors interested in creating positive change in their communities while simultaneously enhancing their data analysis skills.  

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: There are no Citizenship Requirements, however, students must be enrolled in a school in the US at the time of the program
Minimum GPA: 2.5   If selected students must be available for the SC19 student program (https://sc19.supercomputing.org/) that will be held in  Denver Nov 16-22, 2019.

Deadline to Apply:  May 17, 2019 
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To learn more about the program please visit
https://www.sighpc.org/for-our-community/computing4change

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Programs for Sophomores

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
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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: March 15th
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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: April 12th but applications will be on a rolling admissions so apply early.
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Washington State University

REU Site: Engineering Tools for Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
This new summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) site will train undergraduate scholars to develop or utilize engineering tools to diagnose and/or treat diseases.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
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Columbia University

AS supports outstanding undergraduates majoring in engineering disciplines, materials science, biology, chemistry, physics and related fields as Summer Research Fellows each year in a ten-week collaborative REU program between Columbia and City College of New York. Topics of research encompass two interdisciplinary research groups studying materials composed of atomically precise low-dimensional building blocks: two-dimensional atomic sheets and zero-dimensional molecular clusters.
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2019
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Syracuse University

The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University. Through this program, scholars will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SU LSAMP research program was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.80
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents.
Please note: Applicants must be African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2019
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Mississippi State University

The Mississippi State University Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an interdisciplinary NSF-supported summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program occurring in 2019. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who have not yet graduated can participate fully in the Food, Energy and Water Security Summer Research Program activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor.

Level: Sophomores, Juniors, Non-graduating Seniors
MInimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents.
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2019
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University of South Dakota

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience).” Sustainable RIVER is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity. In the Sustainable RIVER project, the students will investigate different invasive elements and cultural and natural stressors affecting the Missouri River. The students will conduct an independent research project (see below), participate in field trips on and along the Missouri River, and produce a team project.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
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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: Rising Juniors & Rising Seniors
Minimum GPA 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 15th
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University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras

PR-CLIMB (PUERTO RICO-CHEMICAL LEARNING INTEGRATED IN MATERIALS AND BIOMOLECULAR APPLICATIONS).  The PR-CLIMB REU Site developed by Professor Arthur D. Tinoco 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 ultimate goal is to develop well-rounded students with excellent communication skills who are able to become self-sufficient researchers and productive citizens.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
MInimum GPA; 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2019  
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University of California at San Diego

The Jacobs school of Engineering (JSOE) at UC San Diego hosts a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in Biomaterials. The objectives of the program are to train undergraduates in basic research through challenging biomaterial-related engineering projects performed with research mentors from engineering departments across JSOE. Research areas include tissue engineering and 3D printing, bio-inspired biomaterials, biomaterial-stem cell interaction, nanoparticles and drug delivery.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors 
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois MRSEC (Materials Research Science and Engineering Center) hosts an NSF funded REU summer research program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that gives undergraduate students the chance to take part in challenging, meaningful, interdisciplinary materials research for ten weeks. No lab experience required to apply, just enthusiasm for learning about materials! Potential research topics are related to novel magnetic materials, two dimensional materials, and biomaterials. Both experimental and computational projects are available! Students must be studying engineering, physics, chemistry or materials science.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores Juniors and Non-Graduating Seniors  
MInimum GPA :Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
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New York University

New York University’s Materials Research Science & Engineering Center
For students majoring in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Materials Science, Pre-Med and all Engineering Majors

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to and Engineering Center undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
MInimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens & permanent residents
Deadline to Apply:February 28, 2019
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National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)

The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is “Where America’s Climate and Weather Services Begin”. Virtually all the meteorological data collected over the globe arrives at NCEP, where environmental scientists analyze this information and generate a wide variety of environmental guidance information.

NCEP is offering up to 10 paid summer internships targeted towards current 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate and enrolled graduate students to work in areas that will meet the future needs of the ever-broadening user community and address the strategic climate-water-weather issues. Each student will collaborate with one or more scientists at our five centers located in College Park, MD: Climate Prediction Center, Environmental Modeling Center, NCEP Central Operations, Ocean Prediction Center, and Weather Prediction Center. Students from the following majors are welcome to apply: math, physics, meteorology, atmospheric and climate science, computer science, engineering, and social science. Students will be required to agree to a security background check.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens
Deadline to Apply: February 10, 2019
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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs REU Site for Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision
Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA 3.2
Citizenship Requirements US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2019
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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: Check Website for details

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Amgen Scholars – CalTech

Amgen Scholars – Multiple Sites including Columbia University/Barnard College, Harvard, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, CalTech, University of California at Los Angeles, Yale, and more

Amgen Scholars is hosted at thirteen institutions throughout the United States The program is looking for students interested in pursuing an M.D. or a PhD. Students selected will engage in hands on research and participate in a California symposium whether they meet faculty and industry leaders

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2 and Above
Citizenship Requirements:  US Citizens and Permanent Residents
​​Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019​
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University of Pennsylvania

SUNFEST, or the Summer UNdergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies, is a unique program that provides talented undergraduate students with hands-on research during the summer in the area of sensor technologies. The goal of this program is to expose the students in-depth research in the area of sensor technology and encourage them to apply to graduate programs. Students majoring in engineering and physical sciences are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2019
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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 22, 2019
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University of Oregon

University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

Program Description: The University of Oregon (UO) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from other Universities and Colleges to participate in ongoing research in Life Sciences laboratories at UO during the Summer months. Each project is a rigorous and rich immersion in a mentored, high profile science research project with a lab mentor under the direction of a research profession

Levels: Sophomores & above
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, & International Students who can provide their own funding
Deadline: Rolling Admissions, Apply Early
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UC San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS)

The University of California at 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. 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 Diego.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: AB 540 or DACA students are eligible or US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Deadline: January 30, 2019
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Texas A & M


Site Name: Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering REU


Program Description:Insufficient energy research and the shortage of U.S. citizens pursuing advanced degrees in engineering and science are both topics of supreme importance in modern times, and with this Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site we are targeting both problems through a collaborative effort between various laboratories at Texas A&M University. Approximately ten undergraduate students from colleges and universities throughout the United States will reside at the Texas A&M campus for 10 weeks during the summer months, working alongside professors and graduate students conducting research on a broad range of topics related to energy and combustion science.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors from Non-Tier One Schools.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  May 1, 2019
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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.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  March 11, 2019
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Georgia Tech

Site Name: Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering

Program Description: Founded in 1992 by Dr. Gary May, current 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 underrepresented in STEM fields. These include but are not limited to students from racial/ethnic minority groups, women, or first generation college students.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 28, 2019
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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
Deadline: February 16, 2019
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Cornell University

Program Description: The technological advances in this century open a new realm of biological questions that can be addressed experimentally. Large genomic sequence or image datasets are routinely and quickly acquired, but the resources and expertise to analyze this data present a challenge to researchers. CSHL’s unique NSF REU program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology addresses this need by providing early training to undergraduate students who might not otherwise pursue quantitative approaches. CSHL’s URP/REU students learn theory and techniques from an applied perspective, investigating an important biological problem rather than from the abstract perspective of computer science. Students are mentored by expert CSHL researchers, who combine biology, information theory and sophisticated computational techniques to address questions at the frontiers of modern genomics, bioinformatics, and neuroscience. In the past ten years, CSHL’s URP/REU program has recruited and trained a diverse group of students, many of whom are still working in bioinformatics or computational fields. Almost all URP/REU participants have continued in scientific careers and/or advanced degree programs at competitive institutions. The program provides students with a modern quantitative biology training program that aims to inspire young scientists to become active participants in modern biological research with its demands for quantitative and computational skills

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 15, 2019
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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.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  March 11, 2019
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Pepperdine University

Program Description: Pepperdine University will host the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biology (SURB) developed specifically for students who are interested in pursuing a career in biological research, science education, environmental science, or biotechnology. Pepperdine biology faculty will work closely with selected students in diverse areas of biological research. Successful applicants will be provided a generous stipend, on-campus housing, a unit of biology research credit, funding for travel to Malibu, and a budget for the purchase of research supplies. The program will begin with a 14-day research orientation workshop, May 6 – May 17. During the workshop, students will be introduced to varied research tools and techniques and will partner with a faculty member to develop a project idea for their summer research.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 13, 2019
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University of California at San Diego

Program Description: The overarching goal of this NSF REU Site is to immerse students in a meaningful and highly interdisciplinary research environment within the structural engineering domain and to teach them that design does not end with construction. Instead, designing for safety embodies: quantifying potential load conditions, damage mechanics, and uncertainties; monitoring for anomalies during operations; processing this information through cyber-modeling via digital surrogates; and translating the information to actionable knowledge for improving current and future system designs. This REU Site will recruit and train 12 diverse U.S. scholars for eight weeks each summer, recruited from across the nation with emphasis on broadening the participation of underrepresented minority, women, and economically-disadvantaged students, to conduct research alongside six professors and their graduate students.

Levels: freshman, sophomores, juniors, and non graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 1, 2019
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Portland State University

Site Name: Computational Modeling Serving the City
Program Description: The focus area of this REU site is computational modeling to serve and enhance the Portland metropolitan region as it grows and evolves. You will be involved in a cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research project and trained in computational thinking across different disciplines and communities. You will learn the fundamental skills of computational modeling that will help you understand and solve complex problems in a complex world.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA:
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 1, 2019
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Purdue University

Program Description: CISTAR’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) held at Purdue University, is an 11-week summer research internship program for undergraduates majoring in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials engineering, ceramic engineering or science, environmental science, or economic analysis.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Minimum GPA: 3
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Princeton

Program Description: Potential projects span a broad range of topics under the guidance of faculty from the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. The research topics chosen each year complement the current research of faculty associated with the Princeton Center for Complex Materials.
Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 22, 2019
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Cornell University

Cornell University: Center for Bright Beams Summer REU Program for Underrepresented Minorities

Description of the program: Students in the CBB Summer Program for Underrepresented Minorities can do Center for Bright Beams research through any of four REU programs and are guaranteed a Center for Bright Beams research project. The Center for Bright Beams is at the forefront of producing, accelerating and transporting the brightest beams of electrons for applications from giant particle colliders to electron microscopes. Center for Bright Beams advances promise new opportunities, such as imaging of biological molecules in action through ultrafast electron microscopy.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. Citizenship required
Application Deadline: January 25, 2019
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BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE) Hosted at various including Rice University, Arizona State University, and Stanford


Rutgers University

Program Description: The Computational Biology Summer Program provides meaningful summer research experiences to 10 undergraduate students and combines experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches with a focus on the intersection of the mathematical, computational, and biological sciences. In addition to the research experience, students receive computational biology training, professional skills development, and enrichment sessions geared towards broadening their understanding of the application of and issues surrounding scientific research. US Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply

Levels: Freshman & Sophomores
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 1, 2019
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NASA

Program Description: NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA’s missions.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines
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Columbus State University

The TSYS School of Computer Science at Columbus State University is pleased to announce the development of a NSF CISE REU Site in Security for Mobile Sensing. In our program, students will participate in an 8-week research experience at Columbus State University in researching problems and issues related to security, privacy, authentication, data integrity, and malware for Mobile Sensing Environments.

Levels: Sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US citizens or permanent residents
Deadline:  February 22, 2019
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Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)

Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP)
PEP is designed for college students, with priority given to rising juniors and seniors, majoring in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, or geosciences and earth system sciences), engineering, mathematics or social sciences, who have had some course work in oceanography, biology, or marine and/or environmental science.  

Students may receive four hours of academic credit through the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, or with approval, through their own home institution. Housing will be provided. Participating students will have their tuition covered and will receive a stipend, room and board, and a travel allowance

PEP students study, conduct research, and receive training in their areas of interest, working in labs with leading researchers in marine and environmental sciences. PEP provides a first-hand introduction to emerging issues and real-world training in the research skills students need to advance in science, either as graduate students or bachelors-level working scientists. The PEP experience is intended to provide students with an entry into the Woods Hole science community, one of the most vibrant marine and environmental research communities in the world.

Levels: Rising Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
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 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Genomics Summer Research for Minorities (GSRM) internship provides a ten-week summer research for undergraduate students interested in genomics research, personalized medicine and biosciences. The paid-internship is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) Research Education Program R25 and supported by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics. The internship provides students with placement in world-class genomics research groups, tailored mentorship, professional development workshops and access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. 

Sophomores, Juniors, Non-Graduating Seniors
GPA: Not Specified 
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2019
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NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 
REU-POWER “PATHWAYS OPENING WORLD ENERGY RESOURCES

This Summer REU-POWER site will provide rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with a 10-week summer-based experience working with professors from across the College of Engineering, engaged in research on topics pertaining to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Energy Challenge, which represents one of the 14 priority Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. Topics of research will cover broad ranges of research, including making Solar Energy more Economical to creating Energy from Fusion, and there will be a particular focus on transcending the barriers and overcoming the challenges to providing ample clean energy to citizens throughout the world. 

Levels: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2019 
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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, 2019 
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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: February 15, 2019 
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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

The Cullen College of Engineering (CCoE) at the University of Houston will host a Summer 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program themed on “Materials for Sustainability in Energy and Manufacturing.” The program is designed to inspire bright and motivated undergraduates to pursue graduate education and careers in science and engineering research. Participants will work closely with leading materials scientists and engineers at CCoE and contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in materials for sustainability in energy and manufacturing.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0 
Rolling Deadlines Apply Early 
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens and Permanent Residents 
Minimum GPA: 3.0 
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SMART MATERIALS RESEARCH AT TULANE

The Summer MAterials Research @ Tulane (SMART) Research Experience for Undergraduates site is a multidisciplinary program across Tulane’s School of Science and Engineering, located in the heart of the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. Participating faculty are members of the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics and Engineering Physics. The scope of the summer research projects offered span a range of challenges in materials science and engineering focused on materials for Health, Energy, and Environmental applications.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors 
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 25, 2019 
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BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

Join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers in new state of the art facilities at Binghamton University for a hands on summer research and professional development experience. This NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Renewable Energy Generation and Storage will address important scientific, technological, and training needs in the energy sector with research opportunities ranging from battery and supercapacitor materials to photovoltaics and energy efficient systems.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors 
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2019 
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BOISE STATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES IN MATERIALS FOR SOCIETY

Materials science is the enabling technology behind everything from modern electronics to fashion, safe and recyclable packaging, faster and fuel-efficient vehicles, novel energy generation and storage, aerospace propulsion systems, affordable housing, medical engineering, sensors, nanotechnology, and micromachines. One of the most exciting directions in science and policy-making is sustainability, with its emphasis on energy conservation, storage, and renewable productionThe objective of this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Boise State University is to provide an intensive research-team experience with state-of-the-art facilities while exploring activities within the theme materials for society. Mentors from various disciplines work with students to develop skills needed to excel in academic and industrial research environments, where interdisciplinary teams are standard.  Students ultimately present their results at the annual summer research conference.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019 
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The University of Washington (UW) Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM·C) coordinates research efforts among two colleges and five departments across UW’s campus and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to address major trans-disciplinary challenges in materials research.

If selected you will be embedded in one of the MEM·C labs for 9 weeks. You will work with a graduate student and faculty to develop a research project, gain training in relevant techniques and instrumentation, collect data and finally produce a poster and research abstract. Students participate in a weekly seminar on undergraduate research covering research ethics, writing a research abstract, making a scientific poster. Students participate in a weekly Materials Science special interest group in which they read scientific journals or tour other labs. Explore question such as how can materials research lead to new electronics that are super miniaturized, low energy consumption and reliable? How can new kinds of sensors be used to improve safety, efficiency, and effectiveness?

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 16, 2019
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