The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, funded via the National Science Foundation, allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend their summer conducting research at a REU host institution. Students spend approximately 10 weeks working closely on a research project with faculty members and graduate students. Students will also have the opportunity to utilize the research equipment and facilities specific to the host site.
Participants will gain knowledge of the fundamentals of scientific research, experience the rewards of discovery, practice both verbal and written communication of research results, and secure a foundation for making informed decisions regarding future careers.
Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
Although UConn Chemistry hosts a cohort of REU students each summer, UConn students are encouraged to apply to REU programs at other sites so as to further broaden their undergraduate research experience.
Non-UConn students interested in UConn's REU opportunities are encouraged to visit the Chemistry Department REU Program for more information and application materials.