Undergraduate Research Opportunities

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Are you interested in undergraduate research or thinking about graduate study in engineering? The National Science Foundation provides opportunities for students to contribute to ongoing research projects through Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).  REU participants generally receive a stipend, travel reinbursement, room and board, and worthwhile preparation for graduate school or industry.

REUs take place in universities and other research sites all over the world.  The NSF lists all or these opportunities online.  Examples of opportunities for Summer 2016 are posted below, as they become available.

BME CUReS Cancer

The University of Texas at Austin, TX

Deadline (past): March 1, 2015

The goal of this experience is to bolster social and intellectual connectedness and sense of belonging as a biomedical researcher, linking social and academic integration. All engineering disciplines and quantitative science majors are eligible.

Each participant will receive a $5,000 stipend for support during the ten weeks and housing and meals are provided.  Participants are also offered $250 for travel to Austin and $650 to present at BMES Annual Meeting in October 2015.

Eligibility information can be found at http://sites.utexas.edu/bmereu/apply/. The online application must be completed and submitted by the deadline of March 1.

Questions about the program or application process? Please send them to margocousins@utexas.edu