Summer REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

Application Deadline – February 15, 2019

The summer REU program offers research opportunities for domestic undergraduates from institutions outside of the ASSIST center.  The program is open to any student who is majoring in a science or engineering-related field.

REU students will be immersed in a 10-week intensive research experience at one of ASSIST’s partner institutions where

they will experience the various aspects of university research.  Students will be partnered with a faculty mentor based on their interests, they will conduct a research project, and they will present their work at a student symposium at the end of the summer.

The program is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents only.  Women, members of under-represented minority populations, and students from institutions that do not have strong STEM research programs are encouraged to apply.

The Summer REU program runs from May 28, 2019 until August 2, 2019.

Students will receive a $4,000 stipend, on-campus room and board, and up to $500 for travel reimbursement for those students coming from outside of a 50 mile radius of the host university.

The application deadline for Summer 2018 is February 15, 2019.  To submit an online application, please click the green buttons at the top or bottom of this page.

Required Application Items: 

  • One-page resume.
  • Official or unofficial transcript.
  • Letter of interest indicating an understanding of the ASSIST mission and system, and your future goals; you should link how past experiences and this research opportunity would help you obtain those goals.
  • The name and e-mail address of at least two professors, faculty members, or other individuals who can vouch for your academic merits and has agreed to provide a recommendation.

Apply for the REU program:

For any questions regarding the summer REU program, please contact Dr. Elena Veety (