May the 4th Be With You

Still looking for an REU?? REU: IDEA Incubator for porous materials – University of Kansas is Now Recruiting!! 

REU: IDEA Incubator for porous materials – University of Kansas

The IDEA Incubator is an exciting program that seeks to nurture innovations in porous materials by ‘Integrating Discovery, Engineering and Art’ (IDEA). Students will participate in ‘unseminars’ designed to improve scientific communication to a wide range of audiences through art. Workshops will bridge engineering and art through a variety of forms such as print screening, drawings, storyboards, and more. These sessions will build student confidence and enhance their public speaking skills. The education component of this REU utilizes art as a tool to help students contextualize their research projects with a sense of scale.

The program strongly encourages students from minority serving institutions and community colleges to apply.  Women, minorities, and students with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. The University of Kansas is an equal opportunity institution, and our Academic Achievement and Access Center is dedicated to providing necessary services for individuals with special needs.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior (not Graduating)
Minimum GPA: 2.6
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: May 9, 2023


May the 4th Be With You

Last Saturday a friend texted me and said, “we’re going to the movies at 6 pm.  “Okay,” I texted back. After working three weekends in a row delirium had finally set in, however, I was feeling spontaneous and the thought of a movie was appealing.  We bought our popcorn and as we sat in the theater it dawned on me I had no idea what movie we were seeing.  “What are we watching?” I said.
“It’s a surprise,” was his response. Then without any further ado I saw on the big screen the iconic blue text “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..”
“Star Wars!” I shouted much to the chagrin of my fellow moviegoers.
“Return of the Jedi.” he clarified.  I was giddy!!

I love the Star Wars movies and if you do too then you know that today is a very special day. I’d like to celebrate Star Wars Day with some classic quotes from the film and how they might be relevant to you as a student. 


“Your lack of faith disturbs me.”
Who said it: Darth Vader in “A New Hope” (1977). 

Like Darth Vader I generally always wear black but this isn’t about me, this is about you. It’s May and you’re worried you haven’t landed an REU just yet and you’re beginning to lose faith. See announcement above.  University of Kansas is actively recruiting NOW so apply.  Also follow us on INSTAGRAM. Programs email us all the time we post on our site and on instagram.  Do not lose faith!   


“Compassion, Which I Would Define as Unconditional Love, Is Essential to a Jedi’s Life.”
Who said it? Anakin Sywalker “Attack of the Clones” (2022)

Have a little compassion.  Even if you don’t mean it snarky comments like, ‘What you didn’t learn in high school?’ exude a lack of compassion.  If someone is asking a question they are trying to understand and thus trying to learn, isn’t that the point?  Whether you are in class, in a study group, or in the lab everyone at some point has experienced imposter syndrome, be like a Jedi and have some compassion. In other words don’t be a “half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder!” 


“I have a very bad feeling about this.”
Who said it? Han Solo “A New Hope” (1977)

When someone looks at your class schedule and says something like this, take it to heart. Chances are they aren’t doubting your capabilities, instead they are likely trying to convey that you have a packed schedule which likely doesn’t give you much time for self-care which is essential to learning.  My philosophy has always been “under commit and overdeliver” for a reason. 


“No One’s Ever Really Gone.”

Who said it? Luke Skywalker “The Last Jedi” (2017)

College is a series of goodbyes all along the way.  Maybe you’re graduating and are sad you’re not going to see your college friends.  Maybe you’re leaving for an internship or REU this summer.  Every single person in your life who makes an imprint is never really gone.  Chances these special friendships brought out the best in you.  Maybe you had a professor or a mentor who really inspired you even if you won’t see them regularly like you once did, their teachings and what they brought out in you will always be and thus as Luke said, “No one’s ever really gone.”

“Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.”

Who said it? Obi-Wan Kenobi “A New Hope” (1977) 

Long ago in a galaxy not so far away  I told someone I wanted to create REU Finder they told me it was a terrible idea.  They said,” No one’s going to use it. They already have websites like that. It’s a waste of your time.” My analytics would suggest otherwise.  Have you ever had someone doubt you?  When you don’t have a strong support system you must make it your goal to find one. This is paramount and in the event that you don’t have one let me tell you, you are capable and you will achieve your goals.  Maybe the path will be bumpy and maybe the path will take long but nevertheless you will accomplish what you set out to do.  I did and I am glad I didn’t listen to naysayers.

There are so many opportunities to pursue (See list below).
I hope you apply to these and today and everyday “May the Force Be With You.” 

The Apple Pathways Academy is a community of learning and discovery targeting high-performing Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous sophomores majoring in computer science and engineering. Deadline to Apply is May 19th

Academy participants or “Pathfinders” receive the following:

  • Renewable scholarship support ($15,000 per year, up to three years)
  • Intensive project-based learning opportunities with Apple experts
  • All-expense paid participation in an annual development conference
  • Virtual chats, panels, workshops and trainings with Apple employees
  • Apple products to increase digital literacy and enhance success in the classroom.

Google is providing scholarships for students to attend conferences. 

The following travel scholarships are due July 6, 2023 

Whether you are participating in a summer internship or a summer research experience preparation is key.
REU Finder is excited to present two upcoming webinars that will help you optimize your summer experience.  You are welcome to attend either or both.   

Rockin’ Your Internship with Marvin Lopez
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm  (PST)

Interning this summer?  Wondering how to have a successful industry internship? Whether it’s in-person, virtual or hybrid please join us for this informative and engaging workshop hosted by an internship guru.  REU Finder is excited to welcome Marvin Lopez.

Marvin Lopez is Director of Programs for UC Berkeley’s Engineering Student Services. Prior to his current role at Berkeley Marvin has managed a number of global internship programs and will share with you his insights on how to rock your internship.


Optimize Your Upcoming REU Experience
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm  (PST)

Summer is finally here and after months of applying it’s time to begin your summer undergraduate research experience.). Nervous? Excited?  Not sure what to expect?  Join Tiffany Reardon, founder of REUFinder, as she gives tips and guidance on making the most out of your upcoming REU.  

Tiffany Reardon is the founder of REU Finder and Associate Director of Engineering Excellence Programs for UC Berkeley.  Tiffany’s experience in helping undergraduates identify and prepare for research experiences spans over twenty years. She’ll share her advice and expertise.

Are you ready for summer? May Webinars to prepare you for internships & REU programs

Are you ready for summer? 

Now on YouTube
Optimizing Your Upcoming REU Experience”
Summer is finally here and after months of applying it’s time to begin your summer undergraduate research experience.). Nervous? Excited?  Not sure what to expect?  Join Tiffany Reardon, founder of REUFinder, as she gives tips and guidance on making the most out of your upcoming REU.
Watch on Youtube

We love hearing about your successes!  If you are participating in an REU Program or found out about a program or scholarship  through REUFinder. Be sure to let us know @REUFinder on social media! or on LinkedIn #REUFinder. 



Upcoming Deadlines April/May

Check out these programs that are actively recruiting students!!  Be sure to let them know that you found out through REU!  If you get accepted to any of these or any other programs please tag us on social media or let us know via email. 


The Ohio State University


“This REU site program will enhance the knowledge and skill level of a cohort of undergraduate  students through empowering, hands-on, and interdisciplinary research experiences in  advanced knowledge and technologies for Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems.  This summer experience supports you to be future researchers and members of the workforce  in the civil, environmental, and geodetic engineering society.”

All STEM Majors invited to Apply! 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior (not Graduating)
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA:3.0
Deadline to Apply: April 14, 2023


Developing Self-drive Algorithms for Electric Vehicles at Lawrence Technological University in Collaboration with Michigan State University. 

This REU site, in collaboration with Michigan State University, provides hands-on active learning and research opportunities for undergraduate students to develop, test, analyze, and evaluate self-drive and V2X algorithms on street legal vehicles. The results will be published in posters and papers.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA 3.2
Must have completed Calculus I and II
Two Computer Science Courses (python, Java, C, or C++) 

Must have a valid driver’s license
Deadline to Apply: April 18th   


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

This Site focuses on the cybersecurity research for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The site integrates fundamental and state-of-the-art cybersecurity research using UAVs as the platform. Participants will join the Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering (CyBASE) Center and the Wireless Devices and Electromagnetics (WiDE) lab for research. REU participants will engage in faculty-led projects such as UAV cyber-attacks, UAV cyber defense mechanisms, privacy protection methods for UAV communications, and Physical Layer-based cybersecurity.  By conducting diverse but coherent research projects, participants will acquire extensive knowledge and practical experience in cybersecurity research for UA.

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math or computing-related majors

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior (not Graduating)
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA:3.0
Deadline to Apply: April 10, 2023


Montana State University 
Algorithms and Optimization for Sustainability and Biology

Participants in this program will partake in organized seminars and workshops to aid the development of their research skills. The cornerstone of the program is working on a project with another participant, with close mentoring from a faculty member. These projects will be centered on applied algorithms, but the application fields are quite diverse

Applicants must have completed a course in Algorithms and programming.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: April 10, 2023

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The REU Program in Industrial Mathematics and Statistics started at WPI in 1998 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It was the first mathematics REU program in the US that exclusively involved students in real-world projects sponsored by corporate partners.

This nine week program offers outstanding undergraduate students the opportunity to work on mathematical and statistical problems in close collaboration with faculty and industrial sponsors.

Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2023

Thinking about Graduate School?  University of Pennsylvania’s Diversity Equity Engagement at Penn in STEM

Levels: Rising Sophomores and junior undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds.
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens and Permanent Residents.  

Diversity Equity Engagement at Penn in STEM DEEPenn STEM at the University of Pennsylvania! The program is an in-person opportunity for rising sophomore and junior undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds interested to visit the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, to learn about STEM-related graduate programs, the graduate school admissions process, careers, and mentorship in STEM.

If selected related travel expenses will be covered by the University of Pennsylvania, subject to approval of funds.
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2023

Nasa Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

NCAS has three missions designed to challenge and build student knowledge and skills by focusing on NASA’s mission goals, collaboration, and career pathways.

Levels: Community College Students
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens
Applications will open in Late April



Keck Graduate Institute

A member of the Claremont Colleges the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) has many summer programs for high school students, undergraduates and recent graduates.

Here are some programs with May 1st Deadlines:


Post Baccalaureate

Are you a recent graduate or graduating senior?  Thinking about Medical School?

Baylor’s College of Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (BCM PREP) repares college graduates who are underrepresented in science and medicine to enter and succeed in rigorous biomedical Ph.D. programs. 

Levels: Awarded BA or BS no more than 36 months prior to applying to program.
In other words members of the class of 2023, 2022, and 2021 

Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2023 


Jackson Laboratory

The JAX Diversity Action Plan (DAP) Post-Baccalaureate Program in Genomics (gDAP) will focus on research training opportunities and career development programs tailored for trainees identifying with underrepresented groups who aspire to go on to graduate studies and careers in genomics, genome technologies, and data science. This program seeks recent college graduates for two-year post-bac fellowships in genomics and data science. The program will focus on research training opportunities and career development programs tailored for trainees from historically marginalized communities who aspire to go on to graduate studies and careers in genomics, genome technologies and data science. Through supportive mentorship, trainees will become valuable members of a PI’s lab contributing to the research program, and over time they will undertake an independent project. Trainees will also receive individualized guidance regarding the graduate school application and admission process.
Levels: Recent graduates within 12 months. Or class of 2023 graduates with coursework in the biological sciences, neuroscience, computer science and/or mathematics.

Citizenship Requirements:  US Citizens or international students who can obtain OPT through that institution.
Deadline to Apply: April 25




Great Minds in STEM logoGreat Minds in STEM Scholarships
Great minds in Stem has a number of scholarships for students pursuing STEM majors.
Students must be pursuing a STEM or health related undergraduate or graduate program for the fall 2023 semester

Non-merit based donor scholarship minimum GPAof 2.5
Merit based scholarship have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community

Deadline to Apply: April 30. 2023



Better Together STEM Scholarship 

PG& E Recorded Webinar 



For students pursuing degrees in one of the following stem disciplines:

  • Engineering (e.g. electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental, power and/or energy)
  • Computer Science/Information Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Environmental Sciences

Applicants must plan to enroll in full‑time undergraduate study at an accredited four (4) year college or university in California or a Historical Black College or University (HBCU) in the United States for the entire 2023-2024 academic year.
Deadline to Apply May 2nd, 2023

Grace Hopper Virtual Scholarship produces Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) in collaboration with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women, and non-binary technologists. Those who attend GHC gain access to career and academic workshops, networking opportunities, inspirational role models, and memories that will last a lifetime. Scholarships offer opportunities to students, faculty, women, and non-binary technologists to attend our annual celebration virtually.

Deadline to Apply May 3, 2023





Apple Pathways Academy

The Apple Pathways Academy is a community of learning and discovery targeting high-performing Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous sophomores majoring in computer science and engineering.  Awardees receive a renewable scholarship in the amount of $15,000 for up to three years

Levels: Sophomores majoring in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: May 19, 2023

Cricket Wireless Scholarship
Levels: Full-time graduate or undergraduate student
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Full-time graduate or undergraduate student attending a HACU member school 
Deadline to Apply:  May 1st


The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the Ford Motor Company Fund have partnered to offer
Ford Economic Mobility Grants for college students needing emergency relief.
A limited number of ($500) grants are available for one-time relief assistance.
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2023

Spring Speakers Series

Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
Speaker: Ken Forward, PG&E



REU Finder’s Scholarship Speakers Series is proud to feature Ken Forward of PG&E. In this workshop led by Ken Forward, President of the PG&E National Society of Black Engineers Network, you’ll learn about scholarships powered by PG&E designed to build the next generation energy workforce.  Learn about PG&E’s Employee Resource Group & Engineering Network Group Scholarships as well as PG&E’s Better Together STEM Scholarship.

Scholarships are open to come learn about these scholarships before you apply. Scholarships are now open to come learn about these scholarships before you apply. You’ll also learn about internships, entry level opportunities and things you might not have known about PG & E..

PG&E Webinar Registration Link


Date: Monday, February 3, 2023
Speaker: Gladstone Institutes Community College summer program

Registration Link 


Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Speaker: Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship


The Chicana Latina Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes professional
and leadership development of Latinas. Each year, CLF selects 40-45 students to be part of the Leadership & Scholarship Program. As a recipient, awardees will participate in a year long program and become a part of a vast network of Latina leaders.

Come learn about the program and ask questions before you apply.
Chicana Latina Webinar Registration Link 

The Gordon Gekko Guide to College

It’s not uncommon to go into someone’s office and find fun and inspirational quotes.  Whether it be handwritten on a Post-It Note or hung up as a canvas photo. I love quotes, however, as always I like to put my own spin on things. On that note, let’s talk for a moment about the iconic character Gordon Gekko and his contributions to higher education that you may not be fully aware of. Gordon Gekko? Who?  Read on.

I’ll never forget the day a student walked into my office and said “I have a question for you but it’s for a greedy reason.” I immediately looked up at him as it piqued my interest.  Greedy?  What is it?

“I want to get into graduate school, but I don’t know how to ask for a letter of recommendation”
“That’s not being greedy!” I reassured him.
He told me that for him it felt greedy because for a lot of his time in college he was focused on helping others out.  I grabbed a black marker and wrote on the whiteboard in my office “GREED IS GOOD.”  I left it there for months to remind myself and anyone who came into my office the powerful underlying message of my conversation with this student.

Greed is Good. If you’re of a certain age that phrase conjures of images of the Gordon Gekko the iconic character immortalized by Oliver Stone in the cult classic Wall Street. I love that movie more than you can ever realize but it’s not for the reasons you might think.  Why do I love this film? To start with Gordon Gekko and I have a connection in that we both have the same birthday which is May 6.

We’re both Taurus’ and May Taurus’ at that, meaning that we like stability, are stubborn, and can sometimes be our own worst enemies. Spoiler alert this is clearly illustrated in the Wall Street film. However, Gordon Gekko’s words of wisdom and quotes are wonderful fodder as I work with my own students.

Now if you are a student especially a first-generation college student I urge you to put an imaginary shell up to your ear because you are about to hear something very different than the diatribe of the film.  Are you listening?  Good. Now do you think I’m going to talk to you about Insider trading? Corporate Greed?  Charlie Sheen? He’s also in the film, too.  I’m not going to tell you about any of these thing because remember I work with college students.  I’m not on Wall Street I’m on a university campus and I’m a higher ed blogger who interacts with students from all over the world.  I can tell you that whether or not you want to believe it Gordon Gekko was really on to something with his quotes in the film.

Take for instance these wonderful gems that he imparted on my generation, and I would like to impart this wisdom on my own Gems.  I call all the students I work with Gems because they are Gems. So if you’re a student reading this, Hi Gem!  Disclaimer: my interpretations of these quotes might be slightly different that of what Oliver Stone intended.  Michael Douglas won an Oscar for his interpretation of these quotes and while I may not win an Oscar I’m telling you there’s some sage wisdom going on here as it relates to college students.

  1. “What’s worth doing is worth doing for money.”One time beach cleanup? Sure. Occasional go talk to your old high school or community college?  Yeah, go do it. However, if it’s something you’re doing to be doing on a regular basis whether it’s research, tutoring, etc. then you should be getting paid.  But it’s for the community!  Hello, aren’t you a member of the community? Guess what, you and the community have rent to pay, groceries to buy, tuition, and if you drive include gas in there.  Oh don’t even get me started on that one.  You are a college student and college is expensive. So please, if something is offered to you and it’s unpaid seriously consider what’s in it for you?  Ask if there’s money to pay you a small stipend or an honorarium and let them know that you’re on a budget. I’m not taking about just a financial budget because you also are on a time budget, there are only so many hours in a week.  Saying yes to one thing means say no to another thing.  If it turns out that you cannot get paid, consider what’s in it for you besides the good karma. Also remember that when you do eventually apply for jobs, internships, or summer research programs whoever is looking at your resume is going to expect to see paid positions and if you’ve got a full resume of unpaid positions then they might not be willing to pay you what you’re truly worth.  I’m just being honest here, think about it, if you’ve seen that someone is willing to do all of this work for free then why would they be eager to pay top dollar?  I’m just saying.
  2. “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” Another one of Gordon Gekko’s nuggets of wisdom. You have that information which is why it’s very likely people are asking you to do things.  Whether it is teaching or tutoring math or helping with a coding project.  If you notice that people keep asking you to do things it’s because you have skills my friend, and guess what these skills are valuable, and you should be getting paid for them.
  3. “Buy a decent suit you can’t come in here looking like this.” Another controversial conundrum. Yes, I know in some tech companies’ office attire isn’t an issue but guess what?  I guarantee you there will be a time when you will need a suit.  More and more schools now have professional clothing closets that provide clothing lending programs to students that need to borrow professional attire for interviews, networking, or other professional events.   Here are some examples:Cal Poly’s Professional Clothing Closet
    University of Northern Colorado
    Columbia University

    If your school doesn’t have this type of service why not advocate for one?  Start off by contacting the Career Center on your campus. You might find out that a) that your school has this type of service already, or b) you might walk away with a job as a result of your forward thinking! Even if you don’t wind up with a job you can continue to be involved and this could be an outstanding illustration of your forward thinking and leadership both of which are great things to highlight to future employers or graduate schools.

  4. Greed is Good.Repeat after me: What’s in it for me? Seriously WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?  When that student asked me to help him navigate applying to graduate school, he was practicing something called self-advocacy.  He knew he liked math and that he also liked computer science. He knew he had a keen interest in pursuing graduate school but he had no idea what applying to graduate school entailed.  He knew nothing about the unwritten rules and the self-advocacy that no one teaches you up front.  If you’re not a first-generation college student than many times this self-advocacy is instilled in you.  But if you are a first-generation college student often times its touch and go yet it doesn’t have to be.  When this student came into my office and said he was being greedy but was he really? He was taking up my time because he realized that I was someone who could help him.  The way I look at it he wasn’t being greedy he was being resourceful.  However, sometimes when we go after things, say no to things, or we take time for ourselves people might say “You’re being greedy.” When we protect ourselves and when we look after ourselves people might view this as being greedy?  So what do I say to that?  Greed is Good.I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, this is what it’s like being a first-generation college student.  Its like the entire time everyone else takes the elevator and you must take the stairs.  Some days it seems like someone has added a couple of extra staircases.  Some days you stumble and are out of breath.  At some point you reach the point of no return and think to yourself, “Bring it on there’s no way in Hell I’m giving up.” After a while those stairs get easier because you have built up the stamina.  Once you get that degree you will celebrate but it’s not about the degree it’s about the realization that if you can climb those stairs you can get through anything that life throws at you.  But here’s the deal, there are people who will help you such as mentors, staff, alumni, and just people who want to see you succeed.  However, before you do, please read the next quote.

    5. “If you’re not inside, you’re *outside*!”  Although Gordon is talking about something completely different, he’s right on this end in terms of commitment.  In this context I mean you need to do what it takes to succeed in college.  This is by asking for help and advocating for what you need as a student.  I am surprised by the number of students who don’t utilize resources that you are paying for.  I have known far too many students who have not reached out because they either a) don’t know what’s available. or b) are shy about asking for help.  Please look at it this way, you are paying tuition so utilize these resources. I am specifically talking about things like:

  • Campus Disabled Students Programs. Test taking accommodations, note taking services, reduced course loads, etc.  Every school has this resource.
  •  Lending Libraries.  This could be everything from Textbooks to Technology. Can’t afford a textbook?  Is your laptop on the fritz?  Guess what? There are programs specifically for students to help.
  • University Health Services. Whether it’s an eye exam or counseling services you are entitled to these services so please make your health a priority and make those appointments.
  • Gymnasium.  As a student it’s very likely your school has one or more gyms. As you take care of your physical and mental well-being fitness is very important. Whether its swimming at your campus pool, playing tennis with a classmate, or hitting the treadmill use this resource.  After all, if you were paying for a gym membership you would want to use to use something that you’re paying for.
  • Food Pantries both on campus and in the community.  If you look up food insecurity on college campuses it is a common issue that does not get enough attention.   If you are a full-time student you may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administered by the US Department of Agriculture.  It’s free to apply!!
  • Financial Aid – Again every single school has an Office of Student Financial Aid.  Even if you do not receive a significant portion of aid sometimes having even a small amount of unmet need will allow you to be eligible for outside scholarships. You can also consider filling out a cost of attendance adjustment.  For instance, take a look at some of the Cost of Attendance Adjustment Appeals that Baylor University allows such as the one time purchase of a computer, expenses due to participation in a study abroad program. or dependent expenses. I can pretty much almost guarantee that Baylor is not the only school that offers a Cost of Attendance Adjustment Appeal.
  • Menstrual Supplies. Period Poverty has recently gained more awareness in the past few years, so much so that there is now a Period Poverty Awareness Week in May. The cost of pads and tampons is an issue and according to a recent study 1 in 10 college students cannot afford pads or tampons. To address this issues a number of schools have created programs for students to receive free menstrual supplies.  If you attend one of the 23 campuses in the California State University system or a California Community College it is required by law that schools provide free menstrual products in at least one central location. However just because it’s the law a lot of other campuses are doing this as well.  Again, if your school doesn’t have this then this is an issue worth exploring and a worthy cause to invest your time into advocating for.

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Must Have’s for Living on campus this Fall!!

You’d be very surprised at how little there is to guide students on the essentials that they need for college.  College is expensive enough as it is so if you’re living in the dorms this fall here is a listing of the basics things you NEED to bring.

The two most important things to bring with you are:

1. Confidence. Be confident enough to communicate with your Roommate or Roommates. 
Be sure to let them know what you need to help make your upcoming year a successful one. Be open, be honest, and be genuine.

2. A Good Attitude. What they say is true, you never get a second change to make a first impression so be positive and be open minded.   

Beyond that I have composed a listing of items that you will need if you’re living in the dorms this fall and  disclaimer REU Finder gets a small cut if you buy any of these items on Amazon or Macy’s.  But trust me the amount we get is very small.  This site is a labor of love more than anything else plus if you’re not an Amazon fan then you can  likely find many of these items at Walmart, Target or even the Dollar Store.  We also are a Macy’s affiliate so if you shop at Macy’s that works too. 

So what do you really need?
Usually all dorms will have a mattress and the standard size is Twin XL. 

Pillow case vs. Pillow Sham. What’s the difference? 
Usually the pillow case is what covers your pillow.  A pillow sham might be used in addition to a pillow case.  It’s basically for decoration over your pillow. 

So for bedding at the absolute minimum you need the following:

Pillowcase and a pillow
Flat sheet
Fitted sheet
Comforter or a quilt
If you’re buying a set pillowcases usually come in two

Those are the basics that you need.  Everything else is extra.  If you are that person who is always cold, maybe you’ll want an extra blanket or a throw blanket.

We found this sheet set at Macy’s for 21 Dollars!!
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Two bath towels, two face towels, two hand towels.
If you plan to swim or go to the beach a lot then bring two more.
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Shower Caddy this is to bring your shampoo, body, wash etc with you to the showers.
Shower Shoes because yeah you have to be clean.
House shoes or slippers for when you walk around the dorm otherwise you will ruin your socks and being barefoot isn’t cute around the dorms.

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Earbuds to not annoy your roommate
Noise Cancelling Headphones for when your roommate is annoying

Reading Lamp also when’s the last time you had an eye exam?  Your university likely has an eye clinic and since you’re paying for the benefits use it!!

Surge Protector

Charger for cell phone Don’t borrow your roommates

Laundry hamper
Laundry bag be sure to see if the on site laundry takes quarters or if yo

u need to use a debit card.
Detergent (including fabric softener) be sure to fold your clothes immediately after you dry them otherwise you’ll need an iron. If you have sensitive skin use fragrance free.

Desk Lamp save even more space by getting one with a USB port 
Being in a dorm is all about saving space so you might opt for a foldable portable computer tray.
Closet organizers are helpful as well.

Dorms will usually have wastebaskets but check with your specific dorm to see.

Don’t forget to follow REU Finder on Instagram for even more updates!!

What To Bring To Your In-Person REU

The most common question I get from students this time of year is “So what do I need to bring with me?”   Here is a quick checklist of what you should bring and why.

  1. Pack clothing that is comfortable and appropriate for both the program and the weather

    West Coast. Weather can fluctuate so dress in layers.  Coming to the San Francisco Bay Area? You’ll meet Karl the fog. Going to SoCal? You won’t meet Karl the fog but you will see smog.  San Diego or Santa Barbara? June gloom, it does get foggy but then it clears up quickly and it’s gorgeous you won’t want to leave. Going to Arizona State or the University of Arizona? it gets hot!!! You may have heard that you can fry an egg on the sidewalk in Arizona in the summer.  Well, actually no you can’t.  Eggs need 158 degrees to cook through and sidewalks although very hot usually reach out 145 degrees. Although with global warming I could be wrong…

    Canada, Washington State or Portland no umbrellas pack a light raincoat instead.  You don’t want to look like a tourist, right?

    East Coast hello humidity and possibly rain but it won’t be cold, just humid.  If you’re in the middle of the country or in the South East you’ll find that humid weather means it can rain at any moment so it’s not terrible to pack an umbrella.

    Somewhere in the middle is hot and/or humid.  Regardless of where you are, bring sunscreen and possibly a hat and definitely sunglasses 
  2. Business casual clothes for the poster session/networking events.
    Chances are you’ll give a talk at the end of your REU. It will likely be a poster session and possibly a technical talk so be sure to pack something to wear.  You might even have an additional outing where business casual. What is business casual?  Collared shirts or dressy blouses.  Dress socks!  Don’t be that person that wears dark dress pants  and white socks.

    If you decide to invest in a suit or a blazer be sure to cut those strings off.  The white strings on the back of the jacket,  When you see these you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. 

    Close toed shoes!! This is a big one. I’ve had a lot of students say but I’m not working in a wet lab or this isn’t a requirement in my lab.  Okay, I get it but sometimes you may be touring a lab and imagine you get to the lab and this is a requirement so guess what everyone gets to go into the lab and you’re stuck waiting outside because you don’t have closed toed shoes.  It happens and it’s not fun for that person.

  3.  A shower caddy!! Yes, a shower caddy.  If you’re staying in the dorms then you’ll likely be happy you brought one.  Don’t forget flip flops too. 
  4. Maybe a pillow (or not).  Check and see if the dorm or housing you’re staying in has linens (sheets, towels, pillowcases, pillows) they probably do but ask just in case. Fun fact: one year I had a student complain because he didn’t like the thread count in the dorms! I’m not kidding.  Don’t be that person! Unless you have severe eczema and need cotton sheets or a breathable material don’t be that person who complains about the linens on the first day. 
  5. Travel Laundry bag and quarters!! Yes, at some point you will have to do laundry and the likelihood is you’ll have to pay in quarters.  Sometimes you’ll get lucky and they’ll take a debit card but you never know so bring quarters just in case. 
  6.  Packing cubes.  Did you know that some airlines charge baggage fees?  As someone who travels a lot packing cubes are a game changer for me. Maybe right now you have plenty of room in your suitcase. Changes are after a ten-week summer research experience you’ll have more stuff.  Admit it, you know you’re planning to buy a college sweatshirt from whichever school you’ll be visiting this summer. Buy the packing cubes so you don’t have to pay the extra money on baggage fees. You can use that money on Boba instead! 
  7. Your Driver’s License or other official Identification.  This might be a
    no-brainer but believe me I’ve had students forget this.  You might be thinking,” I’m not driving this summer.” Although this might be true you’ll still need identification.  So please be sure to bring this!!  Passport? If you have one, why not?  Again, if you’re going to any high security labs and such you may need to provide this. I once had a student who forgot his ID, his brother wasn’t too happy when he had to drive to drop it off and with gas prices these days…
  8.  A reusable water bottle. You’ll thank me for this one.  Many campuses either a) don’t sell water because they want to be eco friendly, or b) do sell bottled water at a huge markup.  Invest in a water bottle and if you’re a coffee drinker like me buy a tumbler.  You’ll save a lot of money and stay hydrated and awake! 
  9. A lock for your e-scooter, bike, etc. If you are bringing a car be sure to let the program coordinators know and ask for a permit if possible.  On the subject of locks the school you’re at probably has a gym so if you plan to utilize the gym you may want to BYOL Brink your own lock.

  10. Confidence. You’re really excited to begin but as the date approaches good old imposter syndrome can start to kick in. Don’t let it happen.  You got this!!  You have the aptitude and the drive to succeed in this new and amazing experience. Also fun fact: they do not expect you to know everything!!  Believe me, it’s an undergraduate research experience so don’t be shy about asking questions.  If you don’t understand something just ask. Remember the more confident you are the easier it will be for you to ask questions and to reach out for help when you need it.

    Oh wait, since you’re going to be working with people all summer long be sure to check out my audio book (also available in Kindle or Paperback) Rose Colored Lenses: A Survival Guide for Navigating Personalities in the Workplace.”Good luck!!

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Making the Most of Your Summer Research Internship

Last fall you spent much of your time applying to research programs.

Summer is finally here and after months of applying it’s time to begin your research internship (REU). Join Tiffany Reardon, founder of REUFinder, as she gives tips and guidance on making the most out of your upcoming summer research internship.

Bring your questions and join us! Students who register in advance will receive a
Zoom link.
Monday, May 23rd
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Navigating Offers of College Admissions

Last fall you spent much of your time applying to schools now that you’ve heard back it’s time to make a decision.  While it’s exciting it can also be confusing particularly if you’re a first generation college student.  Join Tiffany Reardon, Founder of REU Finder as she helps you navigate offers of college admissions. After this webinar you’ll be excited to accept that offer of admission and feel confident about your choice!! 

Friday, April 15th 4 pm (PST)

March Madness REU’s with March Deadlines

It’s not too late!!

Here are some REU programs and (scholarships) with March Deadlines.  We’ll be adding more as they are forwarded to us so check back often and be sure to follow us on Instagram!

University of California at Davis

The UC Davis ChemEnergy REU aims to provide diverse undergraduate students with a unique 10-week research experience tackling state-of-the-art research problems in energy, materials, catalysis, and biotechnology. REU students will live on campus and work alongside faculty and graduate students to gain a unique perspective on modern chemistry research. Students will also network with faculty and students in weekly social activities, participate in field trips to local companies and a weekend trip to Lake Tahoe, and receive training to improve science communication skills

Levels: Sophomores &Juniors
Minimum GPA: not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 22, 2022

The Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program offers talented undergraduate and graduate students 10-week summer internships with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its national laboratories.
Applicants must be a undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that meets the statutory criteria for identification as a MSI defined by the U.S. Department of Education,

Levels: Juniors and Seniors and Graduate Students
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: March 31,2022

REU-CAAR, University of Maryland at College Park

Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU) in Combinatorics, Algorithms, and AI for Real Problems (CAAR) is a 10 week NSF funded research program designed to bridge the gap between the theory (algorithms, probability, combinatorics, Theoretical Machine Learning, others) and other disciplines within Computer Science (AI, Operations Research, practical machine learning, others.) Rather than wax philosophical about this just go Look at the Projects!

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents (there is some funding for non-US Citizens) but you must be attending an American School) Please indicate this in your essays.
Deadline: March 30, 2022
BioInformatics , University of Maryland at College Park
This REU establishes a program called BRIDGE (Bioinformatics Research In Data science for Genomics) that exposes students to research within bioinformatics and computational biology. Ten students will receive training and mentorship for ten weeks each summer and will be jointly advised by members of the UMD Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB). Throughout this experience, students will work in pairs to learn about a research problem, propose a plan to tackle a specific research question, and implement their plan. With the guidance of experienced mentors, undergraduate students will research real world problems in cutting-edge areas of bioinformatics, including metagenomics, machine learning, single-cell RNA sequencing, parallel computing, and phylogenomics. Students will address novel problems with unknown answers. By the end of the summer, each team will produce a paper and give an oral presentation on their project. Students’ findings will advance knowledge and understanding of the field.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 22, 2022

Spelman College
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Statistical analysis plays a significant role across the sciences and is arguably the most salient point of intersection among diverse disciplines; scientists constantly communicate information on varied topics through the common language of statistics. Application of statistical knowledge is broad, the field is advancing, and there is increased demand for rigor. It is important that underrepresented students, who may be initially less likely to pursue degrees in quantitative fields, not get left behind in the pursuit of advanced training in statistics and the data sciences. The aim of this project is to address this critical need by providing 24 underrepresented female students with statistical training in an exemplary summer program.
Ideal candidates are female undergraduate from an underrepresented group.(Underrepresented groups are African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders)
Levels: First year students! Regardless of AP credits you should be a first year student
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2022

Columbus State

Research Experience For Undergraduates program at Columbus State University (REU@CSU) in Security and Privacy for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things! The TSYS School of Computer Science is pleased to host an NSF CISE REU Site in Security and Privacy for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things .

In our program, undergraduate students will participate in a 9-week research experience at Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) in researching problems and issues related to security, privacy, authentication, data integrity, and malware for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things.

Students will be awarded a stipend of $5,400 plus meals, transportation (from/to place of origin in the U.S. and up to $600) and housing allowance. The program incorporates professional development activities.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 12, 2022


The Math Research at UNC Charlotte (MRC-REU) site will host undergraduate students working with faculty mentors for 10 weeks on research projects in topics including financial mathematics, number theory, material science, probability theory, and statistics. The objective of the program is to cultivate in the students an appreciation of mathematics and its applications and to stimulate the students’ interest in pursuing careers in STEM. The program will foster the overall professional growth of the participants through presentations, training, and networking with alumni and local industry partners.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2022

Portland Institute for Computational Science
For students majoring in STEM or a STEM related major
No letter of Recommendation Required.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors. The program will also accept high school graduates who have been accepted to a college for this fall.
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: April 3, 2022

Portland State

Project Based REU – does not pay a stipend but experience ”
The altREU program on “Computational Modeling Serving Your Community” is an alternative, fully online, project-based Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). It is designed for you, the intrinsically motivated doer, eager to go through a unique learning experience that has the potential to directly impact both your community and your career.”
No Citizenship Restrictions
Deadline to Apply: April 24, 2022


Engineering Sensors, Systems, and Signal Processing for Speech Pathology at The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama (UA) REU, Engineering Sensors Systems and Signal Processing for Speech Pathology, is a collaborative research experience between the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the department of Communicative Disorders. This multidisciplinary program runs from May through July and offers research opportunities for 9 students from UA and other institutions across the nation. Students in all areas of engineering, computer science, and related fields are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: No minimum GPA but students should be in good academic standing
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2022

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 15, 2022

Future Leaders in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (FLAME)
The Cornell FLAME Summer Program provides URM students a unique opportunity to launch into a Ph.D. program through enhanced summer research experience and through a subsequent fast-tracked/prioritized admission into the Cornell MAE Ph.D. program with tailored programmatic and financial support. It is designed for students interested in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Biomechanics, Bioengineering, Energy and Sustainability, Robotics and Autonomy, and Space Science and Engineering.

Ideal candidates Identify as African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander>

Levels:  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: Not Specified
Minimum GPA: Not specified but students should be in good academic standing
Deadline to Apply: March 18, 2022

Cornell Center for Materials Research REU 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: March 31, 2022 rolling admissions so apply early

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 31, 2022


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 15, 2022

New York University
The Simons Foundation, New York University’s Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology offer a summer program for undergraduates with career interests in biological research. This 10-week program places students in laboratories of NYU faculty.

Priority will be given to students who are underrepresented, from diverse cultural backgrounds, of LGBTQIA+ identities, and first generation college student
LevelsSophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents or DACA Eligible
Deadline:  March 15, 2022


This summer, the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) at the University of Pittsburgh will be offering an NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Rehabilitation Engineering.

The mission of HERL is to continuously improve the mobility and function of people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation. The American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE) program is aligned with this mission and is designed to promote greater involvement and understanding of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology while fostering an understanding of the problems faced by individuals with disabilities.  The result of this 10-week program is a greater ability for students to apply engineering principles to improve the quality of life, level of inclusiveness, and greater functionality for people with disabilities.

HERL is an internationally recognized leader in these research areas and is uniquely qualified to offer an experience that will foster future growth for a new generation of researchers. ASPIRE participants will work directly with HERL faculty and graduate students on projects in our current research portfolio.

The program includes:

  • Seminars and workshops to augment the research experience
  • Exposure to new and challenging engineering and design concepts
  • Networking/collaboration opportunities
  • Graduate school application process
  • A stipend of $4,750

Given the current state of affairs, HERL is planning to offer ASPIRE in a remote/hybrid format for summer 2021.  For more program details and application instructions, please visit  The program site provides access to the current list research projects, as well as information to research projects from past cohorts.

The program runs  May 16, 2022 – July 21, 2022. Questions regarding any element of the program can be sent to

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and non graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 13, 2022

The objective of the REU site program, Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing, is to introduce undergraduate students to the forefront of sustainable manufacturing research, and provide students with the skills to pursue post-undergraduate studies to become contributing researchers and practitioners of sustainability in the manufacturing industry of the future. The site resides in midtown Detroit, Michigan, within the Southeastern Michigan Manufacturing Community.

This REU site program has a number of important features: (1) national priority area in advanced manufacturing and sustainability, (2) sustainable manufacturing research projects that challenge participants to consider economic, environmental, and social implications, and (3) activities to develop a vibrant sustainable manufacturing research community. This site is designed to provide a challenging and dynamic learning environment for students to conduct research in critical technical areas of sustainable manufacturing identified by the Department of Energy. Participants will develop collegial relationships as a group by participating in various scholarly and recreational activities. Participants will attend weekly group meetings that introduce participants to the multi-disciplinary nature of sustainable manufacturing, and elaborates on how undergraduate research projects fit into the sustainable manufacturing body of knowledge

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2022


ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Application 

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) fund promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers. SURF recipients must present their research at ASPB’s annual Plant Biology meeting in the year following the fellowship award.

Students must secure a mentor
Faculty Mentors – Students must secure a mentor before submitting an application. The proposed research project must be pursued in the mentor’s laboratory. Mentors must be a member of ASPB, have an ongoing research program of high scientific merit, and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and research. Mentors are expected to attend Plant Biology 2023 with their SURF student.

Levels: Sophomores or Juniors.
Minimum GPA Not Specified
Citizenship Restrictions: None
Deadline to Apply: March 14, 2022


2022 Vanderbilt Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Chemical Biology

Apply to the  2022 Vanderbilt Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Chemical Biology, sponsored by the  National Science Foundation  and the  Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology  (VICB). The objective of the REU program is to introduce students to the excitement and importance of research in chemical biology through a mix of educational and research activities. This ten-week program runs from  May 31, 2022 to August 5, 2022 .

Levels:  Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2022

Cal Poly Pomona 

This REU program is designed to increase students’ interest in UAV technologies by means of first-hand experience on UAV research with direct mentorship by faculty advisors from various departments within the CPP Colleges of Engineering and Science. This REU Site offers undergraduates opportunities to conduct research during a 10-week summer program, on state-of-the-art technologies and advanced research projects in UAV flight dynamic and control, computer vision, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, and robotics.

Levels:  Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 7, 2022

New York Tech is one of few REU sites in the NSF Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate that focus on mobile device and wireless network security. With the objective of providing research opportunities to those who are from institutions lacking research opportunities and from under-represented groups, our REU program has a large number of participants from undergraduate and liberal arts institutions as well as female and minority students. The program provides an opportunity for the undergraduate researchers to collaborate with faculty, graduate students, as well as their REU peers to conduct research in cutting-edge research areas with paramount societal importance and build their confidence as independent researchers.

Levels:  Sophomore, Junior, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 10, 2022

Plymouth State University 

Undergraduate students working toward a degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, geoscience, environmental science, geography, computer science, mathematics, physics or other related degree program are encouraged to apply. Prior research experience is not required.

Levels:  Freshmen, Sophomore,  Junior, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 16, 2022

Grace Hopper Travel Scholarship 
“ produces Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) in collaboration with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  GHC is the world’s largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists. Those who attend GHC gain access to career and academic workshops, networking opportunities, inspirational role models, and memories that will last a lifetime!

For 2022, GHC will be going hybrid! GHC Scholars will participate in the virtual component of GHC and receive exclusive opportunities such as pre-GHC programming, professional development, and networking opportunities.

Scholarships are available for Undergraduates and faculty!!

Eligibility  You must be a student who identifies as a woman or non-binary, enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college, university or high school at the time of applying

Deadline to Apply is March 30, 2022

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