Application Information

Eligible candidates (U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents) will be sophomores and junior science majors from all backgrounds with a minimum 3.0 GPA who show interest in pursuing a PhD in a STEM field and have completed necessary laboratory experience for catalysis projects and/or math background for molecular dynamics projects. Academic qualifications for specific projects will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. In some instances, students with lower GPA could be accepted based on strong recommendations and the essay. Students from underrepresented backgrounds such as female, African-American, Hispanic, low-income, and first-generation-to-attend-college students are encouraged to apply.

The first cohort of students will be admitted for Summer 2020.

Application materials:

  • On-line application form. It includes general information questionnaire, selection of specific group, and an essay. There are four essay questions that you will need to address separately:
    • Why are you interested in the REU program?
    • What, if any research or background experience have you had that you perceive as being relevant for this internship?
    • What areas of research are you interested in and why?
    • What are your future career plans?
  • Official transcript
  • Two recommendation letters. you will need to provide the contact information of your two recommenders.  We will then reach out to them for the letter.

The application deadline is February 5 of each year. Accepted students must confirm attendance by mid-March and present proof of citizenship or US residency.