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.

The 2015 summer program application is now closed. 
Applications for the 2016 application will open October 12.

Past research participants and projects:

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

Utah MRSEC REU Administrator:
Chelsey Short
Utah MRSEC REU Program
72 Central Campus Drive, WEB 1650
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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.