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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) - Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computational Materials Research

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The REU program is a 10-week program that involves a hands-on research experience for undergraduate students, whereby participants work in the labs of some of the University of Alabama, Birmingham's renown scientists.

The program will pay $6,000 over the entire work period and will involve 400 hours of remote/on ground research with a UAB faculty mentor. The research represents actual projects that will contribute, in some way, to the work already being conducted in the labs.


The program is open only to United States Citizens and permanent residents of the United States that are:

-(1)Currently enrolled in a U.S. institute of higher education and who will not be graduating prior to the Spring semester of the program year (applicants must be returning to an undergraduate program after participating in the program).

-(2)Must be available for the entire 10 week period.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Alabama, Birmingham (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Optics & Photonics

Applied Physics
Computational Modeling
Electrical Engineering
Materials Lifetime Science & Engineering
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Physical Sciences
Polymer Science & Technology
Scientific Computing
Tissue Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Page last updated 4/24/2023
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