Deadline for applications is February 8, 2021

The following items are required in order to complete your application:

1)  A Personal Statement, no more than 500 words, describing your academic and career goals and how the REU program will help you to achieve these goals.  (You will be asked to type this into a text field, but you might want to draft your statement in advance).

2)  Your current GPA.

3)  A copy of your transcripts in pdf, jpeg, gif, tiff, or png format.

4)  Email address for two references.  A letter will be automatically sent to each recommender when you submit your application.  Please notify your contacts in advance to ask if they are willing to submit a letter of reference for you.


You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is at least 18 years old, majoring in the physical sciences or engineering, with at least one year left to complete your degree. Participants are selected based upon academic achievement and scientific interests. Efforts are also made to include students from smaller schools where research equipment and opportunities might not be available, and to encourage participation by young women and other groups typically underrepresented in science and engineering. 

Please note: Although we are accepting applications for our Summer 2021 REU Program, please understand that we cannot guarantee that the program will run as planned.  Restrictions may arise due to the global pandemic that would require us to alter or cancel the program. As the University updates its policies and procedures, in regards to the safety of our on-campus population, we will share this information with you accordingly.

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