Summer Research Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs for 2014

Summer Undergraduate Research programs are referred to with a variety of titles. These include Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). All of these refer to the same type of program, a summer research position in which students usually receive a stipend (and sometimes additional funding such as travel and housing expenses) for performing research.

These programs allow students to participate in a research lab, work with the faculty, live in the community, and can help a student decide if this particular program is a suitable graduate school for them or not. If the student decides to apply to the graduate program (or professional program, if applicable) they can usually get a letter of recommendation from their summer research mentor. This personal contact can certainly be helpful in gaining acceptance to the program.

Below is a listing of all the summer undergraduate research programs about which the Undergraduate Advising Office has received announcements.

**NOTE: There may be other eligibility requirements for the programs in addition to the eligibility requirements listed below.

Finding a program: The summer research programs vary widely in the content and scope of what they cover, as well as the areas of concentration, ranging from semiconductors and photolithography to marine science research. Students should look through the listing below to find a program that is similar to their research interests.

You can also find an extensive listing of summer research programs at the following websites:

Applying to a program: Application requirements also vary widely from program to program. Usually the more prestigious programs will have higher requirements. Many programs require applicants to submit copies of their transcripts, and most also want one or two letters of recommendation from faculty. Some want applicants to provide a short essay. Be sure to check the details of each program for specific requirements!

Eligibility: Some programs are aimed at students with experience in a specific area, others are open to students with no research experience. Many are limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents (usually funded by the NSF), but some are open to international students. Some will have higher GPA requirements and increased course requirements. Some are targeted at students who are between their junior and senior years while participating in the program, while others are open to sophomores as well. Once again, be sure to check the details of each program for specific requirements!

Stipends: These vary from program to program, usually in the range of $3,000 to $5,500 for the summer. Most programs offer free or reduced-cost housing, some offer health insurance for the summer, and many offer travel allowances.

List updated 2/21/2014


Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) Fleming Scholar Program

"The Fleming Scholar Program was founded in 1956 as a way to give Oklahoma’s high school and college students “hands-on” biomedical research experience. The program is named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the famed British scientist, who discovered penicillin and in 1949 came to Oklahoma City to formally dedicate the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s first building."

"Fleming scholars work in state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratories on individual projects and are supervised by senior members of the OMRF scientific staff. Every effort is made to assign scholars to laboratories conducting research of particular interest to them."

Eligibility: To apply for the Fleming Scholar Program, you MUST be:
An Oklahoma resident at the time of high school graduation.
At least 16 years of age.
Classified as a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior at the time of application.
A United States citizen or permanent resident or have unrestricted employment authorization in accordance
with applicable Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations (example: J-2 with Employment Authorization Document). Applicants with an H-4 visa are not eligible to apply.
Willing and able to commit to the program’s entire eight-week time frame, which begins the first Sunday or Monday following Memorial Day.

Stipend: "Scholars are paid an hourly rate commensurate with their relevant educational level. Paychecks are distributed the last working day of each month."

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

Website: http://omrf.org/education-outreach/fleming-scholar-program/


University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURE, NARCH and SRP)

The Graduate College at the OU Health Sciences Center hosts four summer undergraduate research programs aimed at preparing and encouraging undergraduate students to pursue careers in biomedical research or health related sciences. Studies show that undergraduate research programs are beneficial to the success of applying to and completion of a graduate degree program. Our programs introduce outstanding undergraduate students to the rigorous academic preparation required to achieve these goals, through participation in intensive, hands-on research experiences in the laboratories of OUHSC biomedical faculty mentors.

  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) - Deadline: February 7, 2014
  • The Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) Student Development Program - Deadline: March 7, 2014
  • The Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) Summer Research Program (SRP) - Deadline: February 28, 2014


Stipend: $3,000 for each program

Eligibility:
SURE - Have completed 2 years of undergraduate study at a US institution, and be currently enrolled in good standing. Record of high academic achievement in science course work and experience in laboratory research.

NARCH - Must be a member of any Oklahoma Tribe; preference will be given to Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole tribal members. Have completed 2 years of undergraduate study at an institution in the United States and be currently enrolled in good standing. Record of high academic achievement in science course work and experience in laboratory research or health sciences is desired.

SRP - Available to undergraduate students who have completed between 60 and 100 credit hours.

Website: http://graduate.ouhsc.edu/specialprograms/summer-undergrad-programs.html



University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Research Experience for Undergraduates in High Performance Computing

"In total, the program of this REU Site, as summarized in the detailed schedule provides a combination of formal introduction to high performance computing in the mathematical sciences covering aspects of scientific, statistical, and parallel computing with team work on an interdisciplinary application project. This combination of aspects will give participants a powerful and exciting experience of how to combine learning with applying material to project work, all in an atmosphere of mutual support by all members of the project from undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, to clients."

Eligibility: be a continuing undergraduate student at an accredited academic institution in the U.S. (i.e., still be a student in the fall semester following the program; NSF requirement); earned a minimum of 30 college credits with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; provide documentation of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency (NSF requirement); reside in campus housing at UMBC during the program; participate in the summer research experience full-time

Stipend: program stipend $3,600; UMBC campus housing and food allowance provided; travel allowance provided

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Website: http://www.umbc.edu/hpcreu/



Nebraska Summer Research Program

"This intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.

Programs: - Bioenergy Systems; - Biomedical Engineering; - Chemistry; - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; - Applied Mathematics; - Nanomaterials & Nanoscience; - Optics and Laser Physics; - Redox Biology; - Virology;"

Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Stipend: not specified;

Application Deadline: February 1st - priority deadline; Complete applications due February 17, 2014

Website: http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/



The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins

"This National Science Foundation sponsored program provides advanced training in the manipulation and analysis of proteins for undergraduate students. It facilitates deep understanding of experimental laboratory research, insights into protein biochemistry and contemplation of the broader context of research. A wide range of student research projects mentored by faculty in the Department of Biochemistry is available. Examples include the experimental analysis of enzyme mechanisms, post-translational protein modifications, proteomics, and protein-nucleic acid interactions studied in the biological context of cell cycle control, chromatin regulation and renewable energy research."

Eligibility: - Undergraduate who has completed at least 4 semesters of college study; - Students must have at least one semester of college remaining after the summer of 2014; - U.S. citizen or permanent resident; - Grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;

Stipend: $5000 stipend; Housing on campus; Round trip transportation to West Lafayette

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

Website: https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/REU.aspx



University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment Marine Sciences Summer Program

"Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program awards ten science, engineering, and mathematics undergraduates summer internships to conduct guided research in marine science.

Students between their junior and senior years will receive preference. Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biochemistry."

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and its possessions and must be enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor's degree. Students who will receive their degree prior to August 2014 are not eligible.

Stipend: $6,000 plus housing and travel assistance

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

Website: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/for-current-undergraduates/marine-sciences-summer-program



Christian Brothers University Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program at CBU provides international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from socially or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research careers.
This program offers research sites in Brazil and Uganda. Students spend 10 weeks during the summer at their designated international research site. CBU has partnered with leading scientists and universities in these countries who serve as research mentors for MHIRT students.

Eligibility: Participating students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 3 semesters of course work in a major related to biomedical or behavioral science. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.Previous undergraduate research experience is preferred

Stipend: $1000 to $1400 per month

Application Deadline: Priority application deadline: Dec. 17th, 2013; Final application deadline: Dec. 31st, 2013

Website: http://www.cbu.edu/mhirt



St. Jude Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

"The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research."

Eligibility: Trainees MUST be a United States citizen, non-citizen national, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Most POE students are highly qualified undergraduate or graduate students preparing for careers in medicine or biomedical sciences. A few are attending or have been accepted into graduate, medical, pharmacy, or nursing school. POE applicants MUST have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.40/4.00 in math and science (biology, chemistry, physics) AND at least a 3.40 overall. Graduate students and medical students must also meet the undergraduate GPA requirements. Applicants will have research experience and will have completed at least their sophomore year of college when they begin the program. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirements.

Stipend: $4,000 plus housing

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

Website: http://www.stjude.org/poe



Undergraduate Student Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL sponsors a variety of programs. Each program can have different eligibility requirements, stipends, and application deadlines. The programs include:
- Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE)
- Laboratory Technology Program (TECH)
- Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS)

Eligibility: varies

Stipend: varies

Application Deadline: varies

Website: http://www.orau.org/ornl/undergraduates/default.htm



Harvard Medical School Center for Causal Consequences of Variation (CCV) 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"The Church Lab (Department of Genetics) at Harvard Medical School is offering paid, 10-week summer undergraduate research internships for underrepresented students interested in research careers in genome sciences. Research Interns will participate in a variety of projects with the Center for Causal Consequences Variation (CCV), a Center for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS), focused on the development of cutting edge methods for genomics that hold promise for significantly advancing biological and medical research."

Eligibility: Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a four-year degree granting college or university. Please note that students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents (Green Card holder) from one of these underrepresented minority groups: Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, or Native American Samoan/Guamanian.

Stipend: $4,000

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

Website: http://ccv.med.harvard.edu/diversity_summer_internships.htm

 

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program & Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at UTSouthwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (beginning in early June and ending mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.

The Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) program at UTSouthwestern Medical Center's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is an intensive summer research training experience designed for college students who are preparing for careers in biomedical research. Fellows spend 10 weeks (beginning in early June and ending mid-August) pursuing individual research projects in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members..

Eligibility: SURF - Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate science degree program and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or possess an F1 Visa.
QP-SURF - Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or currently possess an F1 Visa.

Stipend: $4,000

Application Deadline: February 9, 2014

Website: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/graduate-school/programs/non-degree-programs/surf.html
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/graduate-school/programs/non-degree-programs/qp-surf.html



Northwestern University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

"The NU-Materials Research Science and Engineering Center is an interdisciplinary program focused on multi-functional nanoscale material structures. Over 35 faculty from 9 different departments are involved. REU students will have the opportunity to contribute to a research project led by a center faculty member and will participate in interdisciplinary research group meetings, expanding their science and engineering experience into a range of fields. Students with an interest in nanomaterials and majoring in a science or engineering field are encouraged to apply. Each student will be assigned to a graduate student or post-doctoral associate mentor who will work closely with them."

Eligibility: The program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Stipend: $4500 stipend and a travel allowance

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Website: http://www.mrsec.northwestern.edu/content/educational_programs/reu.htm



Stowers Summer Scholars

The mission of the Stowers Summer Scholars Program is to provide an invaluable laboratory experience for those serious science students who are interested in learning more about graduate school and a future in academic research.

Each student participating in the Stowers Summer Scholars Program works on an independent research project under the direction of a principal investigator. The program offers Scholars the opportunity to become immersed in a research topic for a full-time ten-week period. Topics include chromatin and regulation of gene expression; chromosome structure and cell division; computational biology, modeling and technology; developmental genetics and cell biology; developmental neuroscience; and stem cells and regeneration.

Eligibility: To be considered for the program, students should have completed one year of undergraduate studies with at least a 3.2 GPA. They should be enrolled in or just graduated from a degree-granting program in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, computing, engineering, mathematics, or a related field. Students who will begin a Ph.D. program in Fall 2014 are not eligible. Students who were previous scholars are also not eligible.

Stipend: $4,000 stipend, as well as compensation for travel

Application Deadline: February 3, 2014

Website: http://www.stowers.org/education/stowers-summer-scholars



University of Arkansas Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas is proud to sponsor a National Science Foundation supported REU program for the 24th year in 2014.

The 10-week summer program allows undergraduate chemistry majors, who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2013, to carry out research in a chosen area, including:

Analytical chemistry
Biochemistry and protein dynamics
Inorganic chemistry and nanotechnology
Organic chemistry
Physical or theoretical chemistry

Eligibility: Chemistry majors who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall of 2014.

Stipend: Participants will receive a scholarship of up to $5,100, a housing allowance of up to $1,700

Application Deadline: March 7, 2014

Website: http://chemistry.uark.edu/4828.php



University of Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program


"The University of Iowa SUMR Program offers an intensive experience for highly motivated undergraduates interested in future combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. The program provides the opportunity to conduct hands-on intensive research with scientists at The University of Iowa. Participants carry out independent research conducted under the direction of an established mentor in the biomedical sciences. In addition, the program offers weekly seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, career development seminars, case-based learning sessions and physician-scientist shadowing. Participants gain an appreciation for the role of the physician-scientist in asking pertinent medically related research questions, carrying the results of the work to the patient's bedside. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation."

Eligibility: Citizen or permanent resident of the United States; Will graduate from college in the 2014-2015 academic year; Major in biological or physical science; Prior research experience.

Stipend: $4150 and travel allowance

Application Deadline: February 3, 2014

Website: http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/mstp/New/mstp/summer/index.htm



Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials Processing Center (MCP) & Center for Materials Science and Research Summer Scholars Program

"The program started in 1983, and has brought hundreds of the best science and engineering undergraduates in the country to MIT for graduate-level materials research. A wide range of project areas is available."

Eligibility: Open to students who are starting their junior or senior year at any college or university, other than MIT in September of 2014. Only US citizens/permanent residents may apply.

Stipend: $6,000 plus travel expenses

Application Deadline: February 12, 2014

Website: http://mpc-www.mit.edu/mpc/summer-scholars-program



University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park Summer Program in Cancer Research

"The Science Park Summer Program in Cancer Research (SPCR) provides an authentic research experience for outstanding undergraduate students considering careers in biomedical research. This highly competitive program routinely receives over 100 applications for a limited number of slots."

Eligibility: The SPCR is open to undergraduate students pursuing a 4-year degree in science, public health or mathematics and wishing to gain hands-on experience in research. Criteria used in selection of interns include college grades, personal statement, relevant laboratory experience, and letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant's potential for advanced training and success in biomedical research.

International students currently residing in the U.S. who are either permanent residents or hold an
appropriate visa are eligible for participation in SPCR.

Stipend: $3,500

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

Website: http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/departments-programs-and-labs/departments-and-divisions/science-park/education/undergraduate-research/index.html



University of Pittsburgh Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TECBio)

"TECBio: "Simulation and Visualization of Biological Systems at Multiple Scales" is an NSF-funded, 10-week, summer, REU program that provides a challenging graduate-level research experience in computational biology. In addition to performing cutting-edge research, TECBio students will also participate in other academic activities, such as classes, seminars, and discussions, while experiencing the various social and cultural activities available in Pittsburgh - America's most livable city."

Eligibility: - students in life, physical, & computer sciences or engineering; - rising juniors/seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents;

Stipend: $5,000

Application Deadline: March 2, 2014

Website: http://www.tecbioreu.pitt.edu/



Louisiana State University Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computer Sciences

"The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University (LSU) provides an ideal setting for the REU student to become familiar with interdisciplinary research. With research groups exploring gravitational waves, complex emergent phenomena in material science, or computational music, the participants work on cutting edge research in Computational Sciences."

Eligibility: not specified

Stipend: $5,000, plus travel expenses

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Website: http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/


University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program

"GCRL's Summer Field Program is designed to allow undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to learn about coastal environments in an intensive field and lab based setting. On site amenities include research vessels, dormitory, dining hall, research labs, library, and a specimen museum. Make your plans today to attend the 2014 Summer Field Program and gain an experience of a lifetime!"

Eligibility: not specified

Stipend: none; program requires payment of academic fees

Application deadline: May 2, 2014

Website: http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/summer_field/index.php

University of Southern California “Snapshots of Chemistry” REU

“Spend 10 weeks of your summer carrying out research in residence in our Chemistry Department. We use the term "Snapshots of Chemistry" to emphasize our focus on gaining insights on key chemical features of molecular processes via visual images. Research projects will cover a broad range of topics, spanning from femtosecond time-resolved observations of transient events to synthesis of novel drugs, development of nanostructures and catalysis in energy research, biochemical and structural investigations of proteins and nucleic acids, and theoretical investigations using advanced algorithm and state-of-the-art computer graphics and multimedia capabilities”

Stipend: “Participants will receive a stipend for the program. Housing, meals, student health insurance, and travel costs will also be covered.”

Eligibility: Open to sophomores or juniors who are US citizens or permanent residents. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: March 15, 2011

Website: http://chem.usc.edu/undergraduate/reu_prog.html

 

 

University of Arkansas REU - Assessment and Sustainable Management of Ecosystem Services

“The REU focuses on field-based research in areas ranging from water quality to Ozark bird ecology and sustainability studies.  This program provides opportunities for Native American and other underrepresented groups to work on research relevant to their interests.”

Stipend: $4000, plus room and board and travel allowance.

Eligibility: “Native Americans students, as well as all other interested students are encouraged to apply.”

Application deadline: April 8, 2011

Website: http://ecoreu.uark.edu/

 

University of Utah Bioscience Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

URAMP: Bioscience summer research program for underrepresented students.
SURP: Biosience summer research program for all qualified students.
USURP: Bioscience summer research program for Utah residents not currently attending U of U.

Eligibility: varies with each program;

Stipend: $3,500 plus housing/food and travel expenses;

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014

Website: http://www.bioscience.utah.edu/affiliated-research-programs/summer-undergraduate.php

 

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) REU Program

"The C2B2/NSF REU program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in meaningful research alongside faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students at each of our four partnering institutions. Students will be conducting research in one of C2B2's six thrust areas at either the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado School of Mines in Golden, or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden. "

Eligibility: - Students from all academic fields, interested in bioenergy research. -U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international citizens. -Undergraduates currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the time of program participation.

Stipend: $4,300 plus $1,900 subsistence (housing/food) allowance

Application Deadline: February 16, 2014

Website: http://www.c2b2web.org/7JobsUnd_REU.php 

 

 

University of Texas at Dallas NSF REU Summer Program in Software Safety: Methodology, Practice and Research

"The Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Dallas will conduct a ten-week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ten undergraduates from May 23 to July 31, 2014. The focus is on "software safety," however, the technology and skills learned by the students have general applicability to research and practice in their future studies.

We provide a close collaboration with our industry partners. In addition to work on assigned research projects at UTD, field trips to Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, and EDS/HP will be arranged to help the students better understand how software safety is adopted in practice for real-life applications."

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are those who have an interest in pursuing a graduate education, are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution, and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Incoming seniors will be given preference, but sophomores and juniors with strong academic records will also be considered. Special welcome is extended to students from underrepresented groups (women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) and academic institutions with limited research opportunities.

Stipend: $5,000, housing allowance, and travel reimbursement

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Website: http://paris.utdallas.edu/REU/



University of Texas at Dallas REU Program in Surface Engineering for Sensing, Energy and Nanoelectronics


"Research is in the broad area of Surface Engineering, with applications in Sensing, Energy and Nanoelectronics. Participating faculty mentors and research labs are listed on the Projects page. Most research will be performed in the in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Laboratory, which houses many state-of-the-art laboratories. Fellows will make use of on-site shared facilities, including a 5000 sq. ft. class 10,000 clean room fully equipped for semiconductor device fabrication, a comprehensive suite of high-resolution microscopy and nano-characterization tools, and advanced electrical characterization facilities, as well as the extensive instrumentation and resources maintained by individual research groups."

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are those who are interested in pursuing a graduate education, are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution and are US citizens or permanent residents. Juniors / incoming seniors in a relevant area of engineering or science (physics, chemistry, materials science, or mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering) will be given preference, although sophomores with strong academic records will also be considered.

Stipend: $4600, on-campus housing and meals for the duration of the program, and a travel allowance for Fellows originating from outside Dallas.

Application Deadline: In order to receive full consideration, applications should be received by Feburary 15th.

Website: http://mse.utdallas.edu/REU/ 



University of Maryland Baltimore County Interdisciplinary Program in High Performance Computing


"We are excited to host this unique Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in scientific, parallel, and statistical computing, all extremely hot areas of current research. Participants will work in teams on projects brought in by high caliber researchers from academia and industry, closely supported by experienced graduate students and faculty members in collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting. The participants will acquire the skills necessary to perform hands-on high performance computing on a state-of-the-art distributed-memory cluster in the UMBC High Performance Computing Facility."

Stipend: $3,600 plus housing, food allowance and travel allowance;

Eligibility: be a continuing undergraduate student at an accredited academic institution in the U.S. (i.e., still be a student in the fall semester following the program; this is an NSF requirement and cannot be waived); earned a minimum of 30 college credits with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; provide documentation of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency (NSF requirement)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Website: http://www.umbc.edu/hpcreu/




University of Missouri, Columbia Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School

"The course is designed to provide comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics as a means of interesting students in pursuing graduate studies in technical fields related to nuclear forensics."

Stipend: Each student will receive a meal plan for $20/day with lunch regularly provided Monday through Friday and a $5,000 stipend.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students specializing in the physical sciences are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

Website: http://pearl1.lanl.gov/external/nuclear-forensics/



University of Arkansas REU in Astronomy and Planetary Sciences


"The Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences has active research and educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Space and planetary science is truly an interdisciplinary field and is home to those who wish to explore worlds beyond our own – astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology, space engineering, geochemistry, and planetary geology.

Our NSF funded summer research experiences for undergraduates (REU) program is now entering its thirteenth year. We fund at least ten students from around the country each year in a 10-week summer program to work with our faculty on current research projects, working closely with their mentors and space center graduate students. Our faculty comes from many departments on campus including physics and astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and mechanical and electrical engineering."

Stipend: $5,000 plus $500 in travel funds, and housing/meal allowance;

Eligibility: "Students with undergraduate status in summer 2014 from all the major science and engineering disciplines with an interest in astronomy or space sciences are encouraged to apply to our program."

Application Deadline: March 3, 2014

Website: http://spacecenter.uark.edu/97.htm