Research Experience for Undergrads
Summer Program

Each year, MRSEC funds up to 10 exemplary undergraduates to participate in summer research projects in the areas of Plasmonics or Organic Spintronics. Students with an interest and background in physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering (chemical, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical) are good candidates for the MRSEC Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
REU 2016
REU 2016 Flier

To apply:
Complete Online Application below
Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the administrator (more information below)
Have your university’s transcript office send your official transcripts (unofficial copies will not be considered)

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Remember to arrange for 2 online letters of recommendation. The person recommending you should complete the online letter here: Be sure to inform those you ask whether or not you have waived your right to review the recommendation. Additionally, your official transcript, sent by your college or university’s transcript office, must be received by 11:59 PM FEBRUARY 21, 2016. Have transcript sent to:
Administrator by 11:59 PM FEBRUARY 21, 2016. Late application materials will not be considered.

Utah MRSEC REU Administrator:
Chelsey Short
Utah MRSEC REU Program
72 Central Campus Drive, WEB 1650
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Late application materials will not be considered.
You will hear from us by 3/18/2016.

Selected participants receive:

  • $4500 stipend
  • Student housing and meal plan on the University of Utah campus
  • Up to $600 toward travel expenses to and from Salt Lake City
  • Research experience to prepare you academically and professionally in science and engineering
  • Research presentation skills, technical training and professional development opportunities

The 2016 MRSEC REU Program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will obtain an undergraduate degree after December 2016. Women and minority students are especially encouraged to apply. Students from non-research institutions may be given priority.

Past research participants and projects:

2015 REU Program
2014 REU Program
2013 REU Program
2012 REU Program