REU Programs for Freshmen

Brown University Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences.

In this 9-week internship students will work on cutting edge research with Brown Faculty.
“Potential research projects for the summer of 2022 address key questions about the history of climate change inferred from marine and lake sediments; ice sheet albedo and its implications for melting; human interactions with atmospheric chemistry; magma chamber properties and the potential for volcanic eruptions; the determination of igneous rock thermal histories; the properties of the Earth’s lithosphere and asthenosphere measured by seismic waves; the history of the surface environment on Mars.”

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: February 1, 2022
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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
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“The Buck Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to investigate insights into the critical molecular and biological drivers of aging as well as translation of that research into new therapies which will improve healthspan. Summer Scholar participants will conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar will be  responsible for his or her own research project. The Program emphasizes both laboratory and communication skills training to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers.”

Applicants should have biologically or computationally related prior research experience.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and seniors.
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students. International students please see CPT requirements.
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Deadline to Apply: January 17, 2022
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GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY 

REU in Immersive Media Computing 

An eight-week experience in which students work with faculty advisors, industry advisors, graduate student mentors, and other undergraduate students to complete a research project under the guidance of faculty and industry advisors. Undergraduate students in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or other related fields, especially underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply.

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

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Microsoft Explore Program

In this 12-week paid summer internship program students will explore the main phases of the product development cycle: Design, Build and Quality. Ideal candidates will be majoring in a technical field such as Compuer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

Levels: Freshmen & Sophomores that are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in the United States, Canada or Mexico.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: Not Specified
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AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY

 

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), formerly UGSRF, allow students to participate in hands-on research in the laboratory of an established researcher and APS member for 10 weeks. Students must have had less than nine months of prior laboratory experience.

Fellows have the opportunity to:

  • network with other APS Fellows interested in and conducting biomedical or basic research;
  • explore the nature of research and the scientific process;
  • investigate physiology career options, what it takes to find career success;
  • learn about scientific writing and draft a meeting abstract, learn about common ethical issues in figure and text preparation; and
  • pose their career questions to members of the APS

    Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Citizenship Requirements: There are no citizenship requirements
    Minimum GPA: 3.0
    Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022
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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

This program is seeking innovative, sustainability-minded, engineering and science undergraduates to participate in a paid summer program. This program will immerse participants in technical research and expose them to the graduate school experience, specifically within the scope of the CBBG: to develop sustainable biologically-controlled and biologically-inspired solutions in hazard mitigation, environmental protection and restoration, infrastructure construction, and
subsurface exploration and excavation.

Levels: College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non graduating Seniors.
Minimum GPA: No Minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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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: TBD
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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Cognitive and Autonomous Test Vehicle REU
The participants are engaged in collaborative work with graduate students doing research in the fields of autonomous systems and cognitive radio. The project approach utilizes a spiral development process for participant projects, which enables participants to see how a research problem can be decomposed, and also enables each year of the project to build upon previous projects. The process focuses on requirements verification and testing, and thus enables a safe interaction with the Cognitive and Autonomous Test Vehicle (CAT Vehicle). The CAT Vehicle is a full-sized Ford Escape robotic car that employs various sensors that can be used to make the car drive autonomously, or that can be used when the car is under human control to test new techniques or sensing algorithms. Participants are expected to gain experience and produce research results and publications in areas related to cognitive radio, wireless communications, autonomous control systems, and model-based design, among others.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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Georgia Tech

The Research Experience for Student Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship (REVAMP) program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer site. The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) hosts the program to train undergraduate students in the fundamental principles of:

  • Advanced manufacturing science and technology
  • The transition of basic discoveries in manufacturing science into innovative commercial products and processes.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and non-graduating seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens and Permanent Residents,
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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2022 Cell Manufacturing Technologies REU Program

CMaT announces its virtual Cell Manufacturing Technologies Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2022. The REU is a summer research program that will fund undergraduate students assigned to CMaT labs at: Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM), University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and University of Georgia (UGA).

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & non graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2022 
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

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“The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) funded Collaborative Approaches among Scientists and Engineers (CASE) Research Experience is a 10-week research program for undergraduates located at Auburn University. Field and laboratory research projects are available for students majoring in STEM disciplines including chemistry, biology, physics, and all branches of engineering.”

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 18, 2022
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Bryn Mawr College

“MathILy-EST provides early research opportunities each year for six college students who are deeply but informally prepared for mathematics research. The focus of the program is on first-year students, with second-year and entering college students also considered for participation. The MathILy-EST REU is co-sited with MathILy—participants work in spaces near the MathILy classrooms, and live in the same dormitory as MathILy instructors and high-school students.”

Levels: Freshmen & Sophomores
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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Carnegie Mellon

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.

The program is interested in promoting research opportunities for students traditionally underrepresented in computer science, and for first- and second-year undergraduate students. Neither research experience nor advanced coursework in computer science or software engineering is required. The program’s major funding source, the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, will not support international students. However, international students may apply to work with one of the program mentors and be funded from other sources. These students will not necessarily receive the same stipend, meal allowance, and housing as NSF funded students.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022
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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2022
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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2022
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Boise State

This REU invites students interested in data driven security to research topics in the areas of counter-terrorism, misbehavior detection and misinformation mitigation, and cybersecurity. 
Students must be majoring in Computer Science or a Mathematics related discipline

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens/Permanent Resident students
Deadline:  Check website
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Boston University, Florida International University, University of Michigan 

NSF Engineering Research Center in Cellular Metamaterials

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and community college students
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Deadline to Apply: Rolling Admissions
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UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO

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

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

  1. Pollutant Identification and Measurement
  2. Pollutant Source Control 
  3. Environmental Remediation

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

Students from under-represented minority groups and non-research focused institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. No prior research experience required.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO

The Frontier Technologies in Biometrics and Authentication REU offers participants the opportunity to develop highly sought-after skills in biometrics and authentication, which have become a core part of cybersecurity course curriculum.

In this 10-week REU program, undergraduate students will work with a group of experienced faculty members and industrial mentors, and conduct cutting-edge research in biometrics and authentication. Participants will complete a short-term intensive research training experience, which will prepare them for a research path in the field of cybersecurity, as well as benefit their graduate applications and job opportunities.

Applicants should have basic programming skills (e.g., Matlab, C/C++/C#, Python or Java)

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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CalTech Summer Undergraduate Research Program

CSURP is a program for undergraduate students who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering and are interested in conducting supervised summer research. CSURP Students are placed at research institutions across the United States. The CCHF includes 22 research groups based at 15 different locations. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in synthetic organic chemistry.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: Applications open in November with a February 2022 Deadline
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Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute

The CHORI Summer Student Research Program is designed to provide an unsurpassed opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the world of basic and/or clinical research for three months during the summer. The program pairs students with one or two CHORI principal investigators who serve as mentors, guiding the students through the design and testing of their own hypotheses and methodology development. At the end of the summer, students present their research to their peers just as any professional researcher would do

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Status: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 25, 2022
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Cincinatti CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Participants in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship will you will meet students from all around the country who have come to Cincinnati for the summer to learn about careers in biomedical research. Participants will gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge laboratories, working under the supervision of our world-renowned research faculty and take full advantage of the opportunities available in a professional research environment. All majors are accepted, however, students should have an interest in a career in biomedical research or medicine.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Status: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022
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CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

The Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3) research experience for undergraduates (REU) is a National Science Foundation supported summer program at the City College of New York (CCNY). 

​10 students are embedded into faculty research labs in the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, and Physics in the Science Division, the Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at the Grove School of Engineering, and the CUNY School of Medicine.  Experiences at the laboratory bench or in front of a computer are supplemented with activities to promote interactions between students, peers, senior colleagues, faculty mentors, and to expose students to science in / out of the laboratory.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen or Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2022
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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY REU

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

Levels: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY 

Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Science and Technology REU

The Extreme Ultraviolet Engineering Research Center (EUV ERC), founded by NSF in 2003, has supported research experiences for undergraduates (REU) for a diverse group of 264 students from more than 40 US institutions.  The Center conducts research and trains engineers and scientists in the area of lasers and photonics, focusing in particular on the generation and application of EUV light. This laser-generated shorter wavelength light is opening new revolutionary opportunities in science in areas including nanotechnology, materials, chemistry and biology.  The EUV ERC REU program will provide students with a unique opportunity designed to understand EUV science and technology and to become involved in EUV-related research projects that are technically and scientifically challenging and highly interdisciplinary.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2022
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

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

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 15, 2022
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Cornell University


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
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Molecular Biology and Genetics of Cell Signaling
This is a ten week summer program for ten students, focusing on diversity and funded as an NSF REU site. Each student does an intensive research project in one of the two dozen labs associated with the program. The research topics of these labs span molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, development, and structural biology. Students give poster and oral presentations at the end. The MBG REU Program has weekly meetings with discussions by faculty to give overviews of their research, with descriptions of the grad school application process, and with faculty critiques of students’ drafts of their posters and slides. Also included are several social activities with peer mentors who are current PhD students here.

Levels: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: January 31, 2022
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US Department of Energy

In partnership with the the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education the US Department of Energy’s Robotics internship program offers a 10-week paid summer research program for students majoring in robotics related fields.

Levels: High School Seniors. College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors. Graduate Students and Post graduate students.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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 XSEDE EMPOWER ( Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research )An XSEDE-wide effort is underway to expand the community by recruiting and enabling a diverse group of students who have the skills — or are interested in acquiring the skills — to participate in the work of XSEDE. The name of this effort is XSEDE EMPOWER ( Expert Mentoring Producing Opportunities for Work, Education, and Research ). We invite the whole community to recruit and mentor undergraduate students to engage in a variety of activities, such as computational and/or data analytics research and education in all fields of study, networking, system maintenance and support, visualization, and more.

Levels: College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
Minimum GPA: No Minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: There are no citizenship requirements but students must be able to work as independent contractors in the US.
Deadline to Apply: Check website
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Emory University

 

Combining Models with Data Summer 2022

“Subject to the approval of funding, the REU Site Computational Methods for Data Science within the Department of Mathematics at Emory University has several funded opportunities for undergraduate summer research. The site will be held in conjunction with the Emory Research Experience for Teachers that provides additional funding for in-service high school teachers.”

The site’s core activity is a six-week on-site research and training that will be hosted at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. This activity is preceded by a three-week virtual pre-REU/RET phase that focuses on team building, on-demand teaching of advanced mathematical concepts, and finalizing the design of the research projects. During the on-campus phase, the teams will work on their research project and receive mentorship from faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. The pre-REU/RET phase will start on May 24 and the on-campus phase will begin on June 14.

This program particularly encourage women, students from underrepresented groups, first-generation college students, and institutions where research programs in STEM are limited to apply.

Levels: College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
Minimum GPA: No Minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: There are no citizenship requirements. Students must be enrolled at a US Institution.
Deadline to Apply: Check website
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FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 

Preparing RF Engineers for Communication, Imaging and Sensing (PRECISE)
Radio frequency (RF) technologies in microwave, millimeter-wave and terahertz frequency bands has ubiquitous presence in modern electronics. Wireless communication has enabled game-changing technology through LTE and 5G campaign, which is ultimately responsible for modern internet, big-data and cloud computing boom. Smart electronics, Internet of Things (IoT), wearable technology, all critically rely on continuous innovations in this area.

PRECISE REU site provides research experience to undergraduate students through summer research projects mentored by faculty participants at FIU. The program also includes research seminars given by faculty and researchers and engineers from our industrial partners as well as professional development activities to help students acquire critical soft skills and to help in graduate school applications. You will find that here at FIU we appreciate those with the perseverance to succeed. They hope to see you as part of their team soon.

Women, members of under-represented minority populations, and students from institutions that do not have strong STEM research programs are encouraged to apply.

This REU site is supported by the Department of Defense in partnership with the NSF REU program.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: Check website
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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 

The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) with seven research laboratories (Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Subsonic tunnel and Wind Energy, Advanced Sensing, Intelligent Control, Fundamental Combustion, Ballistic Impacts), at Georgia Southern University will host a three year 10 week summer-term, interdisciplinary REU Site: “Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials and Controls of Aerial Vehicles”.  The projects proposed for this REU will challenge students, advance knowledge, and produce valuable scholarship. In addition to their research projects, all REU participants will be mentored to develop their scientific knowledge and skills; research methods, including workplace ethics and technical writing and oral communication.

Special consideration will be given to students from HBCUs and minority-serving institutions (MSI), 2-year and community colleges, and 4-year colleges where research opportunities are limited.  

 Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Requirements:  US Citizens or Green Card Holders currently enrolled at a US Institution.  
Minimum GPA: N/A
Deadline to Apply: Rolling admissions, apply early
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George Mason University

Undergraduate Research in Educational Data Mining
The primary goal of this inter-disciplinary REU Site program is to expose ten high quality undergraduate students to advanced topics in analytics, data mining, and visualization techniques as applied to data from the education domain. Students will participate in projects with the central theme of improving instructional technology design, enhancing academic curricula and modeling learning experiences. This focus on education-centered analysis will provide the participating undergraduate students a deeper understanding of both general data mining techniques and a broader taste for educational design. This REU Site program will make it a priority to engage and recruit under-represented minorities and women to pursue multi-disciplinary careers that transcend computer science and educational sciences. Careful student-student and student-mentor(s) pairings, as well as opportunities for developing organically- formed partnerships will foster an inclusive academic culture.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen or Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February  15th, 2022
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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Hands-on research in Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Glycomics and Computational Biology will bring participants recruited nationally from underrepresented groups to the University of Georgia campus for 10 weeks in the Summer of 2020. The first week involves lab safety training, some workshops, and the beginning of a sequence luncheon seminars on current research at UGA and bioethics.  The remainder of the time throughout the summer is spent in the laboratory working on an individual research project. REU participants present their research as a poster and oral presentation at the end of the summer.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  March 1, 2022
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GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S. Citizen & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2022 
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Harvard Medical School

“The Undergraduate Summer Internship is our headline program for bringing new minds into our scientific community. Each year, we recruit a vibrant cohort of undergraduates with a passion for science and a curiosity about what doing a PhD or MD/PhD might look like.”

“Last year’s cohort included freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Our interns were majoring in all sorts of things: molecular & cellular biology, English, bioengineering, computer science, electrical engineering, math, music, and statistics. Students participated from all over the US (entirely from their ‘home offices,’ i.e., bedrooms) and proudly represented UMass Boston, UC Berkeley, Northeastern, Kenyon, Johns Hopkins, Gettysburg, Duke, Columbia, and Clemson. “

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

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

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

International students are encouraged to visit this link to verify their eligibility.
Deadline to Apply: Check Website
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Harvard

Civic Digital Fellows are mission-driven software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers who spend their summers innovating at the intersection of technology and public service.

Fellows receive a $4,000+ stipend, housing, and travel to and from Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital will be your home for 10 weeks—from the first week of June until mid-August. Also one-on-one mentorship from top technology and civic leaders (e.g. members of the US Digital Service). Due to COVID-19 this could possibly be a virtual experience.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: 2022 Dates TBD
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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 

Launching Aerospace’s Underrepresented Students into the Next Chapter-Unmanned Aerial Systems  
The goal of this Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is to promote greater participation of underrepresented minority (URM) students in aerospace engineering research on unmanned-aerial systems (UAS). To achieve this goal, the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University offers the REU site, entitled Launching Aerospace’s Underrepresented Students into the Next Chapter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (LAUNCH-UAS). There are four objectives for this site:

1.       Provide students with cutting-edge summer research experience in UAS
2.       Expose students to aerospace research projects and engineers
3.       Develop students’ research and professional skills to prepare them for graduate programs
4.       Provide students with opportunities to build a community of mentors for graduate programs and beyond.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: Ferbruary 26, 2021
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University of Iowa
Microbiology at The University of Iowa

“The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline. We will offer our REU for about 8 students in Summer 2022. Our application deadline is February 15, 2022. We hope that this experience will encourage students to pursue a career in basic science and give them the skills they need to succeed in that career path. The focus of the program is a hands-on research project conducted under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors. A range of research projects will be available, including basic mechanisms of bacterial and viral gene expression, virus structure and assembly, biofilm formation, microbial development, and prokaryotic cell biology. Students will also attend lectures to broaden their understanding of microbiology and educate them about graduate school and career options.”

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Resident
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2022
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Hunter College

“The VR-REU program in immersive visualization and virtual/augmented/mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) will involve 10 students per summer directly in multidisciplinary research projects. Participants will be provided training in immersive 3D visualization tools and technologies. The objective of the program is to inspire participating students to consider STEM as a career path and pursue STEM careers at the graduate level, and specifically target participation of women and underrepresented groups. The program will identify research collaborators with immersive visualization needs and assign each student to a REU team. Each REU team will consist of a research mentor and a REU student. The mentoring team includes members not just from CS but also from diverse backgrounds including film and media, journalism and biological science.”

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: Check Website
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JACKSON LABORATORY

The Summer Student Program is available at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. Outside the laboratory there is much to explore. Depending on the location, students can visit the sights of Boston, New York, or the trails and vistas of Acadia National Park. The Summer Student Program is designed for students who want to immerse themselves in genetics and genomics research. It emphasizes laboratory discovery, communication of knowledge, and professional growth.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 2, 2021
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University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Train and perform research at the forefront of biomedicine using advanced imaging and microscopy technologies at Discoveries in Bioimaging, a 10-week, NSF-funded summer research experience for undergraduate students.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 10, 2020
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JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

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

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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Lehigh University

The Lehigh Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is funded primarily by the National Science Foundation.  The mission of the REU program is to broaden participation in research by groups who are underrepresented in STEM fields.  Therefore we strongly encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and students whose home college does not provide Physics research opportunities.  Previous research experience is not a requirement.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, & non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, International Students
Deadline: March 4, 2022
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Los Alamos Lab Summer Intern Program

Through its designated national user facilities, Los Alamos allows its partners and other entities to conduct research at many of its unique facilities.Their signatures facilities are a critical component for maintaining the vitality and leadership of our science, technology, and engineering capabilities for national security.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines
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University of Maryland Baltimore County Online Interdisciplinary Big Data Analytics in Science and Engineering REU 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County - InterfolioThis REU Site program will provide 8-week summer online research experiences to undergraduates on how to utilize modern data science and high-performance computing (HPC) techniques to process and analyze big data in many science and engineering disciplines such as Atmospheric Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Medicine.

The REU Site program will be conducted purely online to allow students to conduct research without traveling and work with experts nationwide. In recent years, astronomical growth of available datasets in many science and engineering disciplines often requires big data analytics techniques to efficiently and effectively process the large datasets and gain knowledge from them. The program will help students identify frontier research challenges when facing big data in science and engineering, and guide students to conduct research to tackle the research challenges using advanced cyberinfrastructure software technologies (big data, distributed machine/deep learning, HPC, etc.) and hardware resources (including big data cluster, CPU cluster and GPU cluster). The program will provide development of the national workforce in areas of critical need on “Data + Computing + X”.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and non graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2022 
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MDI Biological Laboratory

“The MDI Biological Laboratory’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program aims to engage students in scientific explorations in the Laboratory’s focus area, comparative regenerative biology, while providing them with opportunities to build skills important to successful careers in the biological sciences. For 10 weeks, each REU student will conduct independent research under the mentorship of a research scientist while having access to state-of-the-art research laboratories, core facilities and support staff. Students will join in MDI Biological Laboratory’s active scientific community, which includes other undergraduate research fellows, visiting scientists, graduate students and post-docs as well as research assistants.”

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022
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Ma’ayan Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City

Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Seniors and Masters students
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2020
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Quantitative Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE)

The QSURE internship program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students with an aptitude in quantitative sciences and an interest in cancer and population health.  Students will participate in an individual research project and receive exposure to methods in biostatistics, epidemiology and health outcomes research.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: Be authorized to work in the US
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: January 20, 2021
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Michigan State University

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) offer the potential for significant improvements in the mobility, safety, accessibility, and sustainability of transportation systems. As rapid advances occur in the automotive industry, there are a myriad of associated social consequences that will result from large-scale deployment. However, these consequences are not well understood, and there is an imminent need to train students in sociomobility -an area of research at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences. Michigan State University invites undergraduate students to apply to a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in sociomobility, which will train future thought leaders for careers that are focused on the development of innovative, multidisciplinary solutions that jointly address both the technical and societal aspects of autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021
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MICHIGAN STATE

iCER ACRES is a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in computational and data science. This REU is coordinated by Michigan State University’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), in partnership with the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER).

Research projects provided though iCER ACRES focus on the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, and software for applications in multiple research areas that require high-performance computing resources.  Research areas include: computational chemistry, biology, astrophysics, mathematics, big data science, and computational electromagnetics.

Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of calculus and programming by May 2020. AP courses and self-study are acceptable ways of meeting the minimum calculus and programming requirement

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2021
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university of Michigan

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

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

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

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan is a two-year experiential learning national summer program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. Each scholar spends two consecutive summers at the University of Michigan performing environmental research (year 1) and participating in an internship (year 2) relating to the environmental field.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA/Dreamers)
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Deadline to Apply: January 10, 2020
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University of Michigan

This REU at Michigan’s Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLASP) is currently seeking a highly motivated, diverse and inclusive cohort of undergraduate students to participate in its summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site program entitled: Program in Climate and Space Science Observation (PICASSO). This REU program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The program is open to students from any academic discipline who are interested in exploring a potential career in the STEM fields of meteorology, climate, and space sciences. Program participants will work closely with faculty, research staff, and graduate students to engage in research from a broad range of disciplines, including:

  • Meteorology
  • Climate science and adaptation planning
  • Atmosphere-biosphere interactions
  • Aerosols, and atmospheric chemistry, and air quality
  • Space-based remote sensing
  • Space-weather and planetary atmospheres.

    Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating Seniors
    Citizenship Requirements: 
    Minimum GPA: 2.8 
    Deadline to Apply: February 14, 2021 
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University of Minnesota Lando NSF/REU

The Summer Lando/NSF REU is for outstanding national and international undergraduate students. It is designed to encourage students in the chemical sciences to learn more about research in chemistry, and provide them with the opportunity to work in a lab under the direction of a faculty member. We offer a variety of professional and social events for participants throughout the summer.

Applications accepted from students in their sophomore or junior years of undergraduate study in chemistry or closely related fields. This is an international competition. The Lando/NSF REU is open to all students outside the University of Minnesota.

Levels; Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: None all undergraduates may apply
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 4, 2022
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Montana State University

Since 1998, the Montana State University REU program in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has recruited ten students each year for 10 weeks of summer research. The theme of the research in this year’s program is Next Generation Materials and Catalysts. Possible research topics within this theme are diverse and include biocatalysis (enzymes), catalysis for small molecule activation, switchable catalysts, bio- and bio-inspired materials, energy storage and conversion materials, and functional materials that operate under extreme conditions. All interested students are welcome to apply, and we especially encourage applicants from small colleges in the Northwest, Rocky Mountain, and Great Plains regions of the United States. American Indian and Alaska Native students, as well as students from tribal colleges in Montana and elsewhere, are especially invited to apply.

Applicants do not need to have prior research experience but should be interested in a PhD and have a strong interest in chemical, biochemical, or materials research.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 15, 2021
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NASA/CALTECH JET PROPULSION LAB







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, 2021
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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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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)

“The The NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program sponsors  a 11-week summer internship program for undergraduate students enrolled at U.S. 2-year and 4-year institutions majoring in chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, fire research, nanotechnology, information technology, mathematics, biology, manufacturing, statistics, or other STEM discipline. The program provides students with hands-on research experience under the mentorship of a NIST scientist or engineer in Boulder, CO or Gaithersburg, MD.”

 Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 19, 2021
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Northeastern University

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

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

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

Applications are encouraged from students who are first generation college students, women, and students underrepresented in STEM. Students should be majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or other related disciplines

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  March 15, 2021
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE

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

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 26, 2021
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North Dakota State University

Growing Up STEM: An REU program in discipline-based education research at North Dakota State University

We are excited to announce a NINTH summer of undergraduate research in discipline-based education at North Dakota State University. Growing up STEM is for any undergraduate interested in exploring the learning and teaching of STEM at the undergraduate level. Join us for an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Potential projects are diverse and interdisciplinary. Our program includes on-campus housing, a $5000 stipend, mentoring by some of the best researchers in DBER, and a cohort experience like no other.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: No Minimum GPA
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022
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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Northwestern’s Quantitative Biology Undergraduate Summer Research Program offers a virtual summer research fellowships to majoring in biology, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or physics to participate in hands-on laboratory or computational research that applies mathematical concepts and methodology to understanding mechanisms in biology.

The majority of projects will use coding languages including MATLAB and Python.
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 25, 2021
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OHIO STATE

The Center for Emergent Materials is looking for undergraduates majoring in physics, materials science, chemistry, or electrical/computer engineering to apply to their 10-week virtual program for summer 2021. The NSF-funded CEM REU program involves a wide range of research projects where students will learn to address scientific issues including:

  • Integrating materials synthesis and growth, characterization, novel probe development, and theory
  • Modeling in order to enhance computation technology
  • Modeling the behavior of skyrmion magnetic interfaces.
  • Improving energy efficiency through the discovery of new materials, novel phases of matter and innovative spin science.

Members of groups under-represented in engineering or physical sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

Levels Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Citizen US Citizen & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

The OHSU Equity Research Program offers an exciting opportunity for diverse undergraduate college students to spend eight weeks working on research projects alongside faculty, scientists and graduate students. The program has a variety of tracks including Public Health, Medicine, and Biomedical Sciences, or Nursing in a clinical or community setting. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA eligible students
Deadline to Apply: January 25, 2021
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OREGON INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY

“The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s research experience for undergraduates program, “Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast” (EMBOC) offers fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from both 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities to participate in ongoing marine science research at the University of Oregon’s marine lab during the summer months.” Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of college-level introductory biology classes.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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Summer undergraduate research internships in ocean ecology, biogeochemistry, physical oceanography, and marine geology and geophysics in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students the unique opportunity to work on individual research projects, and participate in group field trips, seminars and science colloquia over a nine week period at CEOAS under the guidance of university scientists, who serve as mentors. The summer REU program runs from June 13 to August 12, 2022. Successful applicants receive paid round-trip travel to Oregon, on-campus housing for the duration of the internship, and a weekly stipend.

CEOAS offers a broad range of undergraduate research opportunities and engineering applications in the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of the Earth, oceans, and atmosphere. CEOAS research areas include ocean ecology, biogeochemistry, geomicrobiology, fisheries oceanography, physical oceanography, autonomous ocean observing, atmospheric science, climate modeling, marine geology, sedimentology, paleoclimatology, and geophysics. We welcome applications from students with backgrounds and interests in any of these areas, including atmospheric science, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, microbiology, or physics majors.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2022
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PENN STATE

“The Department of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates Site focused on the Integration of Biology and Materials. This REU program will provide a 10-week collaborative research experience for undergraduate students aimed at advancing the field and applications of biomolecular materials. Projects will span a variety of topics including design of biomaterials, control of living-nonliving interfaces, and development of processes for effective recovery of biomolecules. In addition to the research experience, students will participate in a variety of technical and social activities including seminars and facilities tours. Interactions with other REU sites at Penn State and a focus on collaborative work in teams will provide social, research and personal growth opportunities beyond the research project work.”

Undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or related majors are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 19, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG

TECBio REU @ Pitt

Simulation and Visualization of Biological Systems at Multiple Scales  REU program is a 10-week summer program that will provide a challenging and fulfilling graduate-level research experience to undergraduate students. Housing, travel, and a stipend allowance will be provided

Students will receive classroom training in topics pertinent to the emerging field of computational biology, such as computational structural biology, cell and systems modeling, computational genomics, and bioimage informatics, in addition to a wide variety of theoretical and experimental research projects.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 14, 2022
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

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 https://www.herl.pitt.edu/education/undergrad.  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 17, 2021 through July 22, 2021. Questions regarding any element of the program can be sent to rjw64@pitt.edu.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and non graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 12, 2021
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University of Pittsburgh

iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3)

The i3 admissions process is competitive, however, students are evaluated for qualities beyond GPA. We seek students who have shown academic promise, including those who have demonstrated improvement over their college careers.Students from all majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. The information sciences are interdisciplinary and connect with many other fields of study. Past i3 Scholars have majored in information science, computer science, psychology, sociology, public policy, communication, business, economics, public health, history, English, and engineering, among others.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA Recipients
Deadline: February 17, 2022
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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021
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CAL POLY POMONA

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

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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PEPPERDINE 

 

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. 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 17, 2021
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PORTLAND STATE

This NSF-funded Portland State University REU site was established in 2001 under the direction of Dr. Jun Jiao. It has a particular emphasis on multidisciplinary research in the applications of microscopy and microanalysis Students go on to pursue research projects in diverse fields like Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geology, Environmental Science, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Computer Sciences.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors.
Seniors accepted if they will be attending graduate school in fall 2021 
Citizen US Citizen & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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Princeton
Quantum Intern with IBM and Princeton

“In 2019, IBM Quantum and Princeton University launched the QURIP program, during which 10 students from educational institutions across the United States spent the summer focused on theoretical and experimental research in quantum computing.”

Interns will spend the first part of the experience working at Princeton University on a research project in either quantum materials, condensed matter physics, atomic physics, quantum information science, quantum algorithms, and quantum architecture. For the second part students will apply their research as working as an IBM intern.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors.
Citizen US Citizen & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: not specified
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2021
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

“Engage in research this summer on Purdue’s West Lafayette, Indiana campus! SURF matches undergraduates with a faculty member and graduate student mentor who introduce them to the research tools used on the cutting edges of science, engineering, and technology. (Open to Purdue students and undergraduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities”



Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Citizenship Requirements: Not Specified
Deadline: February 15, 2021
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CISTAR (Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources) 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: Check Website
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Rice University

“Students will be introduced to complex, interconnected planet-scale systems by participating in research on how the Earth becomes habitable. Novel research projects will explore the relationships between dynamic planetary processes and life by answering questions of how the Earth influences life and how life, in turn, modulates Earth’s own evolution. Projects range from field and laboratory experiments that help us understand the composition of Earth’s deep interior, creating and modifying its surface, to modeling the evolving composition of its atmosphere.”

Applicants do not need to have prior research experience

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: No minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2022
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UC SAN DIEGO REU IN BIOMATERIALS

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: Check Website
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UC SAN DIEGO DESIGNING FOR SAFETY & SAFETY BY DESIGN

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: January 15, 2021
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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 27, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) seeks inquisitive motivated undergraduates with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science, majoring in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology or geology. 

Undergraduate college students contemplating a career in scientific research and development are encouraged to apply for a summer research internship in marine science and technology. This ten-week summer internship program offers qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. In addition to their research, students will attend weekly seminars given by members of our faculty and scientific staff

Levels: Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors
Minimum GPA: not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  Check Website
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UC Santa Cruz exposes early-career college students to the field of environmental conservation through field research, leadership and professional training. This is a two summer program that begins with and eight-week, paid, intensive summer course integrating conservation design, leadership and research

The program is looking for 20 passionate, creative undergraduate students from any major, currently in their freshman or sophomore years or with at least two more years of college left.

Levels: Freshmen & Sophomores
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents, and Dreamers
Deadline:  February 1, 2021
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RESEARCH IN INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS FOR STUDENTS

“The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) -Los Angeles program provides an opportunity for talented undergraduates studying math, computer science, and related disciplines to work in teams on real-world research projects proposed by sponsors from industry or the public sector. The student team, with support from their academic
mentor and industry mentor, will research the problem and present their results, both orally and in writing, at the end of the program.” Next summer’s program will take place at UCLA.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, & International Students
Deadline: February 12, 2021
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Santa Fe Institute

The SFI Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a ten-week residential research opportunity in which students develop innovative research projects in collaboration with an SFI mentor. The program asks students to discard traditional disciplinary boundaries, and combine concepts and tools from the physical, natural, and social sciences

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors All Levels
Minimum GPA: No minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: Applicants are welcome from any country. International students will need to be sponsored on an F-1 visa by their home institution (contact your international office at your university to inquire about CPT/OPT status).
Deadline:  January 11, 2021
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MultiPLE Sites including University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania,

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NSF Center for NSF Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand




The program supports a select group of undergraduate, community college, and tribal college students to participate in authentic research in chemical synthesis of quantum photonic materials and integration printable electronic applications under the mentorship of world-class faculty and graduate students. Participants embark on a nine- to ten-week immersive research project in a single IMOD research lab, and produce an abstract and poster summarizing their work. Students may be placed at a number of different participating IMOD labs and will participate in shared virtual seminars and symposia, and will become members of the IMOD community.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 7, 2022
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Center for Neurotechnology REU

 

The CNT at the University of Washington will sponsor a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on the Seattle campus during the summer.  This program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to work on research projects with scientists and to take part in workshop training sessions in ethics, communications, and scientific presentation skills designed to provide the undergraduate scientist with a solid foundation for graduate study.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US citizens & permanent residents
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2022
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The Doris Duke Conservation Program at the University of Washington is an eight-week, two-summer experience immersing students in conservation practice. Applicants should be transferring to a four year school in Fall 2020 

Levels: Freshmen & Sophomores
Minimum GPA: No minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents, Dreamers and DACA students are encouraged to apply
Deadline:  February 5, 2020
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SANFORD RESEARCH

REU Site in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Sanford Research

Sanford Research offers the Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), which provides opportunities for undergraduate students interested in research careers to participate in research.

This dynamic summer program allows you to apply your classroom knowledge by working in a laboratory under the supervision of a principal investigator and interacting with research teams that include graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

In addition to obtaining research experience in state-of-the-art facilities, you will attend weekly career and professional development workshops, as well as build your presentation and communication skills through scientific presentations. You will also benefit from the collegial and interactive research environment and enjoy the social community in Sioux Falls, a small city with an abundance of dining, shopping, sporting events and entertainment.

Students are encouraged to apply if they attend an institution that does not have substantial research opportunities or are underrepresented in the biological sciences, including underrepresented minority students, first-generation college students, individuals from lower-income backgrounds, students with disabilities, and veterans or members of the Armed Services.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: No minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  January 31, 2022
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SANDIA NATIONAL LABS

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

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







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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,  Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents and International students on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadlines to Apply: January 15, 2021
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Wiki

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Program
The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, sponsors a ten-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,  Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: Not Specified

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadlines to Apply: February 1, 2022
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

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

​​Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors , & Seniors​​
Citizenship Status: US Citizens & Permanent Residents​​
Minimum GPA: 3.25
Deadline to Apply: February 13, 2021
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SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH SITES INCLUDING HOWARD, UCLA, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

Levels: Freshman and Sophomores
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Citizenship Requirements: an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services OR a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident
Deadline: February 5, 2021
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STANFORD

Stanford’s Science Technology and Reconstructive Surgery (STARS) Program is a 7-week program for high The 7-week STaRS Internship is for high school and undergraduate students considering careers biomedical and biological sciences. Students must be age 16 or older at the time of the program to apply. Students under 18 will require signed parental consent forms to work in a biochemistry laboratory.  For the 2021 program the program may be virtual or in person.
Levels: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, and non Graduating College Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: There are no citizenship restrictions
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: January 20, 2021
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STANFORD UNIVERSITY

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements:
Minimum GPA: Not Specified:
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2020
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Sandia National Lab

Summer Intern Program

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

Levels: All
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines so apply early
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University of rochester

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR UNDERSTANDING MUSIC, MEDIA, AND MINDS
“How can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? What can methods from signal processing and natural language analysis tell us about the history of popular music? Can a computer system teach a person to better use prosody (the musical pattern of speech) in order to become a more effective public speaker?”

This REU combines machine learning, audio engineering, music theory, and cognitive science. Students will work in teams of two will be mentored by two or more faculty members drawn from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Science, the program in Digital Media Studies, and the Eastman School of Music.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors 
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
GPA: Not Specified
Students must have completed two computer science courses or have equivalent programming experience by the start of the program.
Deadline to Apply: February 9, 2021
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Advancing Human Health from Nano to Network
“ Human health research at the University of Rochester (UR) covers a wide range of engineering and science disciplines and a breadth of topics including accessibility, drug delivery and the development of therapeutic and novel medical devices. Students who are interested in understanding human health as a continuum of interrelated complex systems and questions will excel in this REU program”

Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2020
Students will need to apply via a two-step process:

Step 1.  Apply for the NSF Common Application, be sure to select “Human Health REU at University of Rochester” in the Site Selection section of the application to apply for this REU

Step 2. Apply to the supplemental application for this REU https://form.jotform.com/93014015256952

NANO-, BIO-, AND QUANTUM PHOTONICS AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
“This program will engage participating students in the frontiers of photonics research in nanoscience, bioscience and quantum science while at the same time providing them with experiences to recognize the excellent career opportunities, both academic and industry based, available in photonics.”

Students should be majoring in engineering or other physical sciences

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Citizenship Requirements: US citizens & permanent residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

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

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2021
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TEXAS A & M

This REU summer research program focuses on interdisciplinary projects in sustainable chemistry.

Participants become full members of a research group, carrying out fundamental research on topics that span the chemical sciences. Students will participate in a Sustainable Chemistry workshop and professional development focused on Science Communication.

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

Texas A&M University

Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) Program at the College of Engineering
The USRG program at Texas A&M University provides an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduate students to immerse themselves in research under the guidance of College of Engineering faculty, postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.25
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.25
Deadline to Apply: March 5, 2021
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Summer REU Program

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a summer program hosted by universities across the nation to enhance undergraduate participation in research. For 10 weeks, REU students participate in real-world scientific investigations under the guidance of a faculty mentor and receive both a stipend and housing for the duration of the program. Undergraduate research training is indispensable and helps students develop research and professional skills to facilitate advancement to graduate school. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & non graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: no minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022
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University of Utah

 

The purpose of SPUR is to provide undergraduate students with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. The program provides opportunities to gain research experience in a variety disciplines.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Dreamers and DACA students
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

 

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

Students gain skills in advanced programming and problem solving and use the CI to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering, science, and computational medicine. Research projects emphasize advanced computing as a tool to power discoveries that will impact social change for future generations.Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2021
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US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SULI Program

Summer internships at the DOE Labs including Ames Lab, Argonne National Lab, Brookhaven National Lab, Fermi National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab,Pacific Northwest National Lab, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Stanford Linear Accelerator Lab, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors and Recent graduates
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 12, 2021
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US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Community College Institute Program
The Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 16 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.
Deadline to Apply: January 12, 2021
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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, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON


Biological Interactions Summer Research Program provides intensive, full-time bioscience research and professional development for undergraduate students as they prepare for graduate school and research careers in biology.
Biological Interactions: Phenotype, Genotype, and Environment at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Biological Interactions is designed for undergraduates who might not otherwise have this kind of research opportunity. There is no cost for the program and participants receive a stipend, summer housing, and travel to and from Madison. Underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply, as are students from smaller institutions without broad research facilities.


Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2022
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West Virginia University 

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

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 5, 2021
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Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE)

VINSE REU undergraduates will work with faculty and their research groups on interdisciplinary nanoscale research projects at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.  Weekly enrichment lunches are held covering topics ranging from ethics and the responsible conduct of research to demystifying graduate school and how to make your letter stand out when reaching out to faculty.  Just minutes from downtown Nashville, students participate in group outings including an Escape Game experience, a canoe trip, and a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Status: US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Program Dates: May 30, 2021 – August 5, 2021
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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Vanderbilt

The Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Informatics is designed to provide
students from diverse backgrounds with a high quality Biomedical Informatics research experience; thereby encouraging students to consider pursuing PhDs and research careers in the field. Biomedical Informatics is the interdisciplinary science of acquiring, structuring, analyzing and providing access to biomedical data, information and knowledge. As an academic discipline, biomedical informatics is grounded in the principles of computer science, information science, cognitive science, social science, and engineering, as well as the clinical and basic biological sciences. Exceptional students from any of these disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15 ,2021 (rolling applications will be accepted)
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Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU is pleased to announce 10 openings for a 10-week summer undergraduate research experience at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Students admitted to the program will work on projects related to the development of complex and novel pharmaceutical products, in areas including drug delivery, inhaled therapeutics, continuous manufacturing and nanomaterials in medicine.

Students will be mentored jointly by faculty in the College of Engineering and in the School of Pharmacy at VCU, with the participation of faculty from Virginia State University. Students will work alongside and have support from graduate students who are currently developing their dissertation work.

The REU in Pharmaceutical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University will conduct research in three fundamental areas: i) the engineering of pharmaceutical materials; ii) the engineering of complex formulations and iii) the generation and control of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

The program seeks a diverse student population including under-represented STEM groups, community college students, student from 4-year institutions with limited undergraduate research opportunities, as well as larger institutions..

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA:  Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2022
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Wakeforest University School of Medicine

The Biomedical Engineering Department and Center for Biomedical Informatics offer several summer research opportunities focusing on Imaging and Mechanics-based Projects on Accidental Cases of Trauma (IMPACT) and other biomedical engineering and informatics topics.  This 10 week summer research opportunity offers experiential training in an outstanding research environment with a highly talented academic team.  Students selected for our program experience hands-on research training, mentorship and teamwork, professional development activities and scientific dissemination.

Underrepresented students from colleges with limited research opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2022
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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

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 Data Science at WPI 

“The Data Science Program at WPI, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, offers a 10-week, all-expenses paid Research Experience in Data Science for undergraduate students. The WPI Data Science program has successfully operated the site since 2016. This site offers students from geographically diverse institutions around the country access to vibrant scientific research projects and undergraduate mentorship.

The students, working with WPI faculty, graduate students, and peer students, learn state-of-the-art data science techniques and technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data technologies.  They apply these new skills to research focused on solving societal challenges of high impact in our communities.”


Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & non graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2021
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