Research Experience for Undergrads
Summer Program

Each year, MRSEC funds 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. The 2017 application is open (below) until February 12 at 12AM. Letters and transcripts should be postmarked or emailed by February 12. 

Selected participants receive:

  • $5000 stipend
  • Student housing on the University of Utah campus
  • Up to $600 toward travel expenses to and from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Research experience to prepare you academically and professionally in science and engineering
  • Research presentation skills, technical training and professional development opportunities

Use the following form to apply to the 2017 Utah MRSEC REU. A complete application includes 2 letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Applicants should arrange for letters and official transcripts to be sent to the administrator directly. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Do not send have letters or transcripts sent until you have completed the following application.

Online Letter of Recommendation link

REU Administrator email for questions and to recieve Clearing house e-transcripts:

Utah MRSEC REU Administrator
University of Utah College of Engineering
72 Central Campus Drive #1650
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Would you like a REU 2017 to hang about this opportunity? Request one today!

2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Application


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Past research participants and projects:

2016 REU Program
2015 REU Program

2014 REU Program
2013 REU Program
2012 REU Program