REU at Materials Research Center at Columbia University and City College – Apply by Feb. 15th!

The joint Materials Research Center program at Columbia University and City College of NY (CCNY) will support outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows each year. In addition, a joint REU program between Columbia and the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) may have additional openings. Those selected will have an opportunity to participate fully in an interdisciplinary research program that draws faculty from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, nearby government laboratories (Brookhaven National Laboratory), and industry (IBM).

Our materials research program encompasses two research thrusts around the theme of building higher dimensional materials from lower dimensional structures with unprecedented levels of control. The first thrust combines two-dimensional layered materials such as graphene into layered heterostructures; the second combines molecular ‘superatoms’ into three-dimensional solids.  Both thrusts are built around techniques pioneered by the team, and bring together researchers with diverse capabilities, strong accomplishments, and a record of collaboration. Additional Summer Research Fellows in related areas will also be available.

During the program, all REU students will also be involved in workshops, visits to local industry, recreational activities, a symposium of presentations by students, and other activities. It will include training in: laboratory practices and safety; shared materials characterization tools; and scientific writing/presentations. Students attend a weekly research seminar series by Columbia, CCNY and ASRC faculty, and present results at a daylong symposium at the end of the program.

Summer 2017 research areas available: 2D material interfaces and heterostructures | Correlated materials and superconductivity | Fabrication and characterization of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices | Magnetic materials | Materials theory | Molecular cluster synthesis | Nanoassembly | Optical characterization & devices | Self-assembling materials | Thermoelectric materials

Summer 2017 program dates: May 28, 2017 – August 5, 2017
Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Application Instructions | Frequently Asked Questions | Click here to apply


Professional Internship Program at National Energy Tech Lab -Apply by Feb. 15th!


The Professional Internship Program is designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the challenges of conducting energy research. It is an opportunity to network with world-class scientists using state-of-the-art equipment and to expand students’ knowledge in their field of study while exposing them to new areas of basic and applied research. Participants interact daily with assigned mentors who guide research activities during the internship. These research activities help transition classroom theory into hands-on experience, helping provide answers to today’s pressing scientific questions. Learn more about core research and development capabilities at NETL here.


  • Carbon Management
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Combustion Science
  • Computational Research
  • Environmental Science
  • Fuel Cell Research
  • Geosciences
  • High Temperature/High Pressure Science
  • Materials Performance
  • Methane Hydrates Research
  • Process Development
  • Reciprocating Engines Research
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensors and Controls
  • Separations Science
  • Surface Science



Undergraduate students: Two weeks to one year initial appointments renewable up to four years

Graduate students: Two weeks to one year initial appointments renewable up to five years

Post-BS: Two weeks to one year initial appointments renewable up to two years


To be eligible, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at a regionally accredited college/university, or a post-baccalaureate within one year of graduation
  • Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment


  • Stipend – All internship programs provide a weekly stipend based upon academic classification and experience.
  • Insurance – Insurance is a requirement for the Professional Internship Program. Currently, no insurance stipend is available for undergraduate students.
  • Inbound/Outbound Travel – Awards are made on a case-by-case basis. To qualify, your residence must be more than 50 miles from the laboratory.
  • On-station Travel – Classified as travel during your appointment, on-station travel is designed to enhance your learning experience by promoting attendance at conferences, workshops, and other educational meetings. Awards are made on a case-by-case basis. Most short-term (e.g., summer) appointments do not qualify for on-station travel.


Application is always open, but for best results, apply by February 15 for summer appointments, June 1 for fall, and October 1 for spring appointments.

For more information, contact Terry Howard at (865) 574-6912 or

NYIT REU – Apply by Feb. 28th!

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Interested in a paid summer research internship at NYIT?

The NYIT REU Program will provide opportunities for 10 motivated and talented undergraduate students to collaborate with our faculty and graduate students in research on methods of securing smartphones and their networks using both hardware and software approaches (women and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply).

Undergraduates will have access to NYIT’s state-of-the-art research facilities and gain valuable hands-on research experience in simulating the spread of malware on smartphones, implementing cryptographic algorithms and authentication schemes for smartphones, studying topology control of wireless networks, geolocating smartphones, detecting physical attack on a network of smartphones, and developing privacy-protected medical sensing methods using smartphones.

Apply Now for the 2017 Summer REU Program!

  • Application/Recommendation deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Tentative Program Dates: May 31 – August 4, 2017
  • Read more about REU at the National Science Foundation >


The research projects require full-time commitment of the student (five days a week/40 hours per week). Students are not allowed to work while participating in the program. In conjunction with the requirements of the faculty advisors, all participants are required to submit a research paper, produce a research poster, and make a final presentation describing their work. Students also participate in supplemental activities including workshops, meetings, classes, field trips to enhance their program experience and preparation for graduate school.


  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Enrolled full time at a college or university
  • Junior or senior academic standing
  • Have not already completed a B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Have a 3.2 or better cumulative grade point average
  • Have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate
  • Research or other preparatory opportunities; the applicant should indicate his/her potential for success particularly as it relates to educational achievement while overcoming obstacles, which may include, but are not limited to: ability, economic, social, or educational challenges.


  • Completed online application form
  • Resume and Statement of Purpose, emailed directly to
    (The statement of purpose should be 500-600 words and include a brief introduction of yourself, work experience, projects or research you did as an undergraduate, and the projects you have interest in)
  • Two letters of recommendation using the NYIT Recommendation Form, mailed separately
  • Official copy of your current academic transcript, mailed separately

Mail all materials to:

NYIT REU Program
New York Institute of Technolog
Edward Guiliano Global Center
1855 Broadway, room 802B
New York, NY, 10023

Connect with us

For more information, please contact Dr. Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong at or 646.273.6129.

SUPERB-ITS Research at Berkeley – Apply by Jan. 30th!

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley –
Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS)

On this page:

Program Dates: June 7 – August 12, 2017


The SUPERB Application consists of the following:

  1. Online Application Form I
  2. CV or Resume e-mailed to
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation
  4. Transcripts e-mailed to
    (Unofficial copies are acceptable, however if you are selected you will be asked to provide official copies).

Deadline is January 30, 2017. However, students may be accepted on a rolling basis so please apply early.

The program is open to U.S Citizens or permanent residents who are rising juniors or seniors and have completed some upper division course work in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS).A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required with upward trends in grades being preferable. The program is open to students with or without prior research experience.

SUPERB-ITS, Tiffany Reardon
University of California, Berkeley
230 Bechtel Engineering Center #17052
Berkeley, CA 94720

Applicants will be notified of their status by mid February 2017.

SUPERB-ITS at a Glance

 * Dates: June 4 – August 5, 2017 (tentative pending NSF Funding)
 * Challenging 9-week research experience in engineering for juniors and seniors
 * Research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students
 * Weekly presentations by researchers
 * Lab tours, Industry field trip, Graduate school advising and GRE training
 * $4,500 stipend, housing, meals and $600 travel allowance provided

Program Description

SUPERB-Information Technology for Sustainability is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program.

Summer Research in Biochemistry at Texas A&M – Apply by Feb. 1st!

Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biochemistry

May 30 – August 2, 2017

The Program: Students can participate in a 10-week summer research program under the direction of the Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty. Topics of research include:

  • structural biology
  • molecular genetics
  • genomics
  • enzymology
  • biophysics

Students will have weekly meetings, which allows them to explore research opportunities, discussing research ethics, and learn effective oral and written presentation skills. Financial support will include a stipend of $5250, in addition to living expenses on campus, and some assistance with travel expenses.

Schedule of Events, Summer 2016

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate students majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, biology, or any life science. Preference will be given to candidates who have finished their third year and already taken organic chemistry and biochemistry courses. However, outstanding students who have completed their second year of college work will also be considered. This program is committed to provide research opportunities for students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences.

  • Your application must include:
    • completed application form, including statement of purpose and goals
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • transcript from undergraduate institution

Application deadline is February 1, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns, email Gary Kunkel or Mary Bryk or call our office at 1-800-482-6246.

Penn State Physics & Materials REU and RET

Program Details

Apply here for 2017


The period of the program for the summer of 2017 is from May 30 st to August 4th, inclusive (9 AM May 30- 5 pm Aug 4). It is expected that students will normally be working here at Penn State throughout this time. If these dates conflict with your school’s academic schedule please let us know on your application form. It may be possible to arrange alternative dates in some cases.


Students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the summer for the NSF funded Interdisciplinary Materials Physics and MRSEC REU Programs. Housing on campus will be paid for for NSF funded students.

Students of Penn State’s Physics Department will receive a salary determined by the department. Currently this salary is $4000. Housing is not included for Penn State Physics Students.


Visiting students will be matched with mentors from Condensed Matter Physics, Interdisciplinary Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering departments, according to their mutual interests. In your application you will have the opportunity to describe your research interests. Examples of previous research can be found on the research page.


We can reimburse out-of-state students for some travel expenses to and from Penn State for visiting students. The University Park campus is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of State College. State College is about a three hour drive or bus ride from Pittsburgh, about four hours from Philadelphia, Washington DC or Baltimore and five hours from New York. Flights into State College are available through Detroit, Philadelphia or Washington Dulles.


The NSF requires that REU participants must be either US citizens or permanent residents (Penn State Physics Students can be of any nationality). During the summer students must be enrolled in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree. The only exception is for students transferring from one university or college to another. High school graduates who have not yet entered a bachelor’s program, and seniors graduating before the summer are not eligible. Most students in the program will probably be college juniors, however applications are also welcomed from sophomores and freshman.

Women, Minorities and the Disabled

An important goal of the REU program is to provide an opportunity to do research to students who are historically underrepresented within scientific research. This especially includes women, members of underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities whose talents will be an important contribution to the nation’s scientific resources for the future. Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the staff at (814) 865-3884 in advance of your participation or visit.

Housing Arrangements

The visiting REU participants will be housed in on-campus university apartments that are a short walk from the department of Physics. Students will be responsible for making their own arrangements for meals – all apartments have kitchens. A number of restaurants are available both on campus and off campus. Convenience and grocery stores are also within easy reach. Please note, you will be responsible for all problems and damages that may occur during your stay. Parking is an option as well and will be an extra charge.

Group Training:

The first full day on campus will be spent on an orientation tour of the physics department, research facilities, libraries, and the campus. This will include recreation and cultural facilities, and other resource centers. You will complete lab safety training, and get your penn state ID activated. You will meet your faculty advisor and the graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in your research group.


There are two outreach activities which occur during the suDSCN3114.JPGmmer in which REU students have had the opportunity to participate. One is a trip to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to learn about how science is conveyed in a museum setting. The other is helping to staff a science booth during Kids Day of the Central Pennsylvania Arts Fest,which happens in downtown State College. Both of these experiences provide an opportunity to learn and practice how science is conveyed to the public.

Professional Development:

The focus of this REU program is on scientific communication and interdisciplinary research. Each week will will have a meeting where we will cover topics of professional development relating to communicating science (be it to the public, to your peers, or to other scientists) and where faculty will describe their current research and other exciting current developments in their field. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.  To foster discussion about science and other topics there will also be networking and teambuilding activities organized to encourage everyone to get to know each other, and  graduate students, postdocs and faculty on an informal leveDSC02277.JPGl. This is one of the best ways to get a feel for what a career in science and engineering is all about.

Finally, at the end of the summer we will have a joint research symposium where you will give a short presentation on your project and a poster about your research to an audience of the other students who were engaged in summer reserach, your graduate mentors and your faculty advisors.

Summer  Information

The Summer Schedule and Google Calendar

Useful Summer Links

Texas A&M Mathematics REU – Apply by Feb. 15th!

Research Experience for Undergraduates 2017


The Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M will host an eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 30 to July 21 in the summer of 2017. We will have programs in Algebraic Methods in Computational Biology, Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry, and Number Theory. We will have up to 5 student participants for each program. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Support for the program has been provided by the National Science Foundation.

Summer 2017 Programs

•  Algebraic Methods in Computational Biology
•  Mathematics of Topological Quantum Computation
•  Number Theory

Program Expectations

  • The REU is a full-time summer position. Students are expected to work on mathematics and research approximately 40 hours every week.
  • Students will give bi-weekly short presentations (5-10 minutes) on what they learn and their research results during the program.
  • Students will write a report on their research. This will be approximately 10-15 pages long.
  • Students will make individual final 20 minute mini-symposium presentations on their research projects during the last week of the program.
  • Students will learn LaTeX for writing mathematical articles, reports, and making presentations.
  • Students may learn to use and program a computer algebra system such as MATLAB, Sage, or Mathematica.


Applicants should be highly motivated and successful undergraduates who are comfortable with calculus, basic matrix manipulations and elementary linear algebra. Students in the mathematical modeling in biology program should have some background in differential equations. Students interested in pursuing statistical modeling should also have had an introductory statistics course. No special prior experience with mathematical software or computers is required. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must not have received their bachelors degree before the start of the summer program.

Stipend and Support

Participating students will be provided free on-campus housing, along with an anticipated stipend of $4000 for the 8 week program plus subsidized travel to and from College Station.

Contact Information

Organizers: Riad MasriJulia PlavnikJ. Maurice RojasAnne J. ShiuMatt Young

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Apply by Dec. 30th!

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program
Department of Energy (DOE)
Reference Code
MLEF 2017
How To Apply

The MLEF application process is a two-part process.

  1. The online application: Go to to start the application process.  You will need to upload your unofficial transcripts, upload a resume, and provide contact for two individuals who can provide you with a reference.  Documents must be uploaded in PDF format. Your online application must be submitted by the application deadline listed above.  Once you submit your online application, you can no longer make changes to the information provided.
  2. References:  You will need to have two individuals submit references for you.  Please note that your reference will not be e-mailed with instructions until you submit your online application. Refer to the section below for more details.
Application deadline
12/30/2016 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Academic Levels
  • Graduate Students
  • Post-Master’s
  • Undergraduates
  • Post-Associate’s

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.

At the conclusion of the program, Fellows are required to attend a “Technical Forum” where they will present their research findings and tour a technical site located nearby.


The MLEF program provides stipends to Fellows based on the following scale:

  • Undergraduate students receive a weekly stipend of $600;
  • Master’s students receive a weekly stipend of $750;
  • Ph.D. students or graduates receive a weekly stipend of $850.

Some participates may be eligible to receive a housing and travel allowance.


Selections are based on a student’s qualifications and the needs of the host site. Proximity to the host is not factored during the selection process. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, DC and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Important Dates

Below are the important dates for the 2017 program.

  • Application Deadline: December 30, 2016
  • Letters of Reference only will be accepted until January 13, 2017
  • Candidates Notified of Selection: Candidates will be notified of their status by February-April 2017
  • Program Dates: June 5, 2016 to August 11, 2017
  • Kick-off Meeting/Orientation: June 12, 2017 in Washington, DC
  • Technical Forum: August 7-11, 2017

For more information on the MLEF Program, visit or contact us at


The MLEF is open to all students who meet the following application requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in a STEM degree program at an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) on or after January 1, 2016
  • Available to participate in the full 10-week program
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree , Master’s degree , or Doctoral degree or have received one of these degrees within 12 months.
  • Overall GPA: 3.00
  • Affirmation: I certify that I am at least 18 years of age; that I am a U.S. Citizen; that I am currently enrolled full-time in a STEM program at an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher)  on or after January 1, 2016; that I have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; and that I am available to participate in the MLEF program from June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Physics (All)
    • Earth and Geosciences (All)
    • Engineering (All)
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
    • Mathematics and Statistics (All)
    • Other Physical Sciences (All)
    • Computer Sciences (All)
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
    • Nanotechnology (All)
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Science Writing
  • Veteran Status: None

REUMASS Amherst: Computer Research in Data Science – Apply by Jan. 27th!



Starting in Summer 2015, the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will offer a new 10-week data science summer research program for undergraduates. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research projects in multiple areas relevant to data science including applications (computational social science, computational ecology and sustainability, mobile health, etc.), data analytics (machine learning, NLP, etc.), and computational infrastructure for data science (databases, parallel and distributed systems, cloud computing, etc.).

Students will work on research projects under the supervision of a faculty member and graduate student mentor. Students will present the final results of their work at an open poster session during the final week of the program and, where appropriate, at their home institutions and/or scholarly venues such as conferences.




REUMass will start with a one-week intensive data science boot camp for all participants. The program will also include weekly group lunches with a short presentation from a current CS graduate student and a technical presentation or talk relevant to data science research. The program also includes a field trip to nearby Computer Science research centers like Google Cambridge and the Microsoft NERD Lab.


Accepted participants must diligently work towards completing a research project during the duration of the program. To guide you with your research, we ask our students to submit a topic of their summer research, approved by their mentors by the end of their 2nd/3rd week. This is followed by a 10-min presentation of their research progress at the end of 6th week. Finally, students will participate in a poster session showcasing their research in the last week of the program.


Students participating in the program will have the opportunity to work on a research project related to one or more of the areas listed below. During the application process, students can select up to three areas of interest to help route their applications to faculty members with related interests. Students may also describe on their research interests in more detail, along with any related background or prior experience, in their statement of interest.

  • Applications: Computational Ecology and Sustainability
  • Applications: Computational Neuroscience
  • Applications: Computational Social Science
  • Applications: Health and Medicine
  • Analytics: Graphics and Visualization
  • Analytics: Information Retrieval and Search
  • Analytics: Machine Learning
  • Analytics: Natural Language Processing
  • Analytics: Theory
  • Infrastructure: Cloud Computing
  • Infrastructure: Databases
  • Infrastructure: Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Infrastructure: Programming Languages


NSF requires that all student participants be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. No exceptions can be made. Undergraduates who have taken computer science courses and will be entering their junior or senior year in Sept. 2017 are eligible to apply. We particularly encourage students with community college experience, either those in the process of transferring from a community college to a 4-year institution or those who are already at a 4-year institution but were previously enrolled at a community college.


Students are required to complete a two-step online application consisting of a Google forms questionnaire and the submission of additional materials including a current transcript and a 1-2 page statement of interest in the program. Students must also supply names and email addresses for two references who will provide recommendation letters (preferably faculty members at the student’s home institution — or another University — who know the student well). All application materials (including letters) must be submitted by Friday, January 27, 2017. The submission of new applications is currently open.


  • Application deadline: 11:59pm PST, Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Extended deadline for reference letters: 11:59pm PST, Wednesday, February 3 2017
  • Notification of acceptance beginsFriday, February 17, 2017
  • Move in dates: June 3-4, 2017
  • Program start date: June 5, 2017
  • Program end date: Aug 11, 2017
  • Move out dates:  Aug 12, 2017



Mailing Address:
REUMass Program
College of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Massachusetts
140 Governors Dr.
Amherst MA 01003

MASS REU – Apply by Feb. 10th!

Multi-physics of Active Systems and Structures (MASS)

NSF REU Summer Program



The REU program goal is to provide undergraduate students in mechanical engineering and related fields an opportunity to participate in ongoing active research programs, including the development of micro air vehicles, multi-modal robots, active flow control, aeroacoustics, sensors and actuators, smart materials, energy harvesting and storage, etc.. The multidisciplinary nature of these projects will engage students in cross-cutting technologies by inspiring the integration and synthesis of ideas and facilitating a better understanding of engineering design at the system level.

The proposed program will recruit undergraduate students in engineering for an educational enhancement program that will involve them directly in advanced research activities within the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering (CoE), Tallahassee, Florida. The unified theme of MASS will mesh well with our signature research endeavors such as the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) and the Aero-propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy (AME) Research Center, which will provide an excellent setting for this program. The strategic alignment of this REU site with our burgeoning research programs and a state of the art facility will provide an abundance of intellectual/human resources as well as the research and administrative infrastructure needed to carry out the mission of effectively integrating education and research.

The overarching goal of the project is to motivate more US students to pursue advanced engineering degrees or enter research-oriented careers. We will establish a strong and lasting relationship with neighboring educational communities to ensure an effective pipeline to recruit more qualified US students, especially under-represented minorities, into graduate programs.

Dates Importance
February 10 Application deadline. Applications must be postmarked by this date. Late application will be considered if there is space available.
March 3 Acceptance notifications sent
June 5 to August 11 REU Summer Research Program for 10 weeks.
August 10 REU Summer Research Program Open House and design competition.