Programs for Community College Students

Community College students are encouraged to look at the freshman and sophomore listings. The programs included here are ones that either only accept community college students or have specifically emphasized a keen interest in reaching community college students.

University of Texas at Austin

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

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

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

Deadline to Apply: April 12th but applications will be on a rolling admissions so apply early.
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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: February 15, 2019
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Rutgers University Computational Biology Summer Research Experience at Rutgers

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

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

As part of the program, students will participate in a five-week online workshop, consisting of discussions, live video chats with NASA experts and various mission design challenges. Students will then apply for the opportunity to spend four days at a NASA center, getting an inside look at NASA missions and science, networking with NASA scientists and engineers, and developing a presentation to showcase their work to a panel of judges.


Site Name: Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering REU


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

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

The National Community College Aerospace Scholars, or NCAS, program is an educational experience for community college students interested in exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program provides selected students with a four-day, in-person learning experience at a NASA center.

As part of the program, students will participate in a five-week online workshop, consisting of discussions, live video chats with NASA experts and various mission design challenges. Students will then apply for the opportunity to spend four days at a NASA center, getting an inside look at NASA missions and science, networking with NASA scientists and engineers, and developing a presentation to showcase their work to a panel of judges.

Levels: Community College Students
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens
Deadline: Check website for deadlines and session dates
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Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) Multiple sites including Arizona State, Texas A&M , Northeastern University, University of Maryland

School or Organization: Multiple sites including School University of Wisconsin-Madison, Augsburg University, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Description: Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology,through support from the National Science Foundation, hosts a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on Sustainable Nanotechnology. Selected participants will spend 10 weeks conducting research in collaboration with one more principal investigators of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. Each student will be located at one of the participating institutions but will interact with faculty and students at all institutions via in-person and cyber-enabled interactions

Levels: Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, & Non-US Citizens
Deadline: February 8, 2019
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2019 TUNL/Duke REU Program
Undergraduate Research in Nuclear and Particle Physics at TUNL/Duke University

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs provide opportunities for students to participate in science and mathematics research at institutions throughout the country. REU programs are especially valuable for students attending academic institutions with very limited research opportunities. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the REU program at TUNL/Duke enables students to participate in research at the frontiers of nuclear and particle physics.

Students participate in a 10-week summer program combining research experience, lectures, and social activities. The REU program dates for 2019 will be Sunday, May 19 to Saturday, July 28. Students applying to this program have a choice of indicating their preference to work in one of two research components: (1) nuclear and particle physics at TUNL or (2) high-energy particle physics with the Duke High-Energy Physics (HEP) group.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US CItizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  January 18, 2019
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Columbia University


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

Levels:Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 1, 2019
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Multiple Sites Including Penn State, University of Michigan, Florida International University

The Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) is a National Science Foundation sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC). ASSIST develops and employs nanotechnology enabled energy harvesting and storage, ultra-low power electronics, and sensors to create innovative, battery-free, body-powered, and wearable health monitoring systems.  The program is open to any student who is majoring in a science or engineering-related field.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 15, 2019
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Clemson University


Program Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (“the SURE program”) in Solid-State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics Technology was created to address this need.  The SURE program will provide an average of ten students per summer the opportunity to pursue ten weeks of directed research in the areas of electronic, photonic, and magnetic devices, including material and device design, processing, characterization, and modeling.  Faculty members on the REU team currently conduct independent, interdisciplinary, and industry-coordinated studies ranging from fundamental materials and physics to functional devices, circuits, and systems. Ideal candidates will be majoring in Students should be Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Bioengineering, Physics, or other closely related disciplines

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 15, 2019
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Multiple Institutions including Howard University, Stanford University, University of Arkansas, and University of Illinois

The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) offers a 10-week summer research program that provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to explore careers in research. Students gain an experience that will help strengthen their knowledge, skills and understanding of research methodologies as well as graduate school. The POETS REU program places students at one of its four universities. While at a POETS institution, REU students work on a POETS research project under the guidance and mentorship of a faculty member and graduate student or post-doctoral mentor.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0 and above
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 15, 2019
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