Advanced Materials Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

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General Info

The University of California San Diego MRSEC Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides full-time summer undergraduate research opportunities at the forefront of materials science and engineering. Participants in our highly collaborative and interdisciplinary program, which focuses on predictive assemblies and engineered living materials, will be fully immersed in the research laboratories of any one of our 20 MRSEC faculty from 5 departments across campus (Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, NanoEngineering, Physics), as they engage in projects with a focus in either or both experiment and theory.

Program Highlights

  • $500 per week stipend
  • Free on-campus housing
  • Allowances for meals and travel
  • Focuses on: Training & mentoring in cutting-edge materials science research
  • Supplemented with: Research seminars and professional development workshops; industrial field trips; social networking & team-building activities
  • Culminates in: Presentation at UC San Diego's Summer Undergraduate Research Conference (August 2021)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Majoring in engineering, materials science, chemistry, biology, or physics
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time availability during the program
  • Women, veterans, applicants from under-represented minority groups, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply

Application Information

  • Major components of the online application include: personal and academic information, a personal statement, a copy of your unofficial school transcript (pdf), resume, and contact information for two references
  • Your reference(s) will be contacted via email that requests an electronic letter on your behalf, with instructions on how to submit their file
  • Once you begin an application, you can check the status of it any time by logging into this website
  • All components of the application must be submitted before the deadline to be considered complete
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed

Acknowledgment Of Funding Sources

National Science Foundation