Other Undergraduate Research Opportunities
DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship
Deadline: January 15, 2013
The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. This program is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of DHS mission-relevant research areas and graduate students interested in the specific field of Nuclear and Radiological Threat Detection. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to and from their internship location. To learn more and to apply, visitwww.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/index.
DOE Office of Fossil Energy
Deadline: January 18, 2013
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to minority and female students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. If you have questions please contact the Mickey Leland Program at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.
University of California, Berkeley
Deadline: January 31, 2013
The goal of the Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley – Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS) in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Department is to prepare and motivate a group of diverse, competitive candidates for graduate study. The research focus of the REU site will be computer science in the context of information technology for sustainability. SUPERB-ITS participants spend nine weeks at UC Berkeley during the summer (June 10 – August 9, 2013) working on exciting ongoing research projects in information technology with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students. Students who participate in this research apprenticeship explore options for graduate study, gain exposure to a large research-oriented department, and are motivated to pursue graduate study. SUPERB-ITS participants receive a $4,500 stipend, room and board on campus in the International House, and up to $600 for travel expenses. Click here for more information and to apply.
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Virginia Tech is offering an REU for Bioprocess Engineering for Sustainability from June 10-August 2. This National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) gives undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to perform research and participate in educational programs in bioprocess engineering (BPE) and enjoy team-building and social activities in Blacksburg, VA. Research areas include synthetic biology and metabolic/ genetic engineering for biofuel and biochemical production, protein engineering for biopharmaceuticals, and sustainable biomaterials. Participants will attend the 2013 American Chemical Society Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Washington, DC June 18-20. Apply today! For more information contact: Justin Barone, BPE NSF-REU Site Director, Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, (540) 231-0680, email@example.com.
Texas A&M University
Deadline: February 11, 2013
The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites students from your program to apply for the 2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) Program. During this summer research experience, participants work closely with faculty members on current or individual research projects, attend development and GRE workshops, make a formal poster presentation of their research experience, and submit a final written report describing the results of their research.
- Interest in and a desire to actively participate in ongoing or individual research projects
- Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA (those who fall below will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Major in engineering or related science or math curriculum
- Completed sophomore year (at least 60 hours) by the end of Spring 2013 (exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis)
- Plan to graduate no sooner than December 2013
If you or your students have any questions about the program or application process, please contact Matthew Pariyothorn or call 979-845-7200.
Center for Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Processing Center at MIT
Deadline: February 13, 2013
The Center for Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Processing Center at MIT jointly sponsor a nine-week summer research internship program for undergraduates. This summer, we will offer intern positions to ten students who will work in faculty-led research groups on the MIT campus. Download flyer here.
Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will enter their junior or senior year of study in the fall of 2013 to be eligible to participate in this program. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Faculty associated with the two host centers represent many departments at MIT, so undergraduates majoring in a broad range of science and engineering disciplines are welcome.
If students have any questions about the program or the application, please feel free to contact Susan Rosevear at:
Susan Rosevear, Education Officer
Center for Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 13-2082
Cambridge, MA 02139-4301
Florida A&M University – Florida State University
Deadline: February 15, 2013
The NSF Summer REU Multi-physics of Active Systems and Structures (REU-MASS) program provides undergraduate students, who have completed their sophomore or junior year, in engineering or related fields in mechanical engineering and related fields an opportunity to participate in ongoing active research programs, including the development of micro air vehicles, multi-modal robots, active flow control, aeroacoustics, sensors and actuators, smart materials, energy harvesting and storage, etc.. The multidisciplinary nature of these projects will engage students in cross-cutting technologies by inspiring the integration and synthesis of ideas and facilitating a better understanding of engineering design at the system level. The program is designed for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in engineering or related fields. Women, underrepresented minorities, and students from colleges and universities without significant research opportunities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be citizens or permanent residents of the US. We are currently accepting applications for summer 2013.
Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
Deadline: February 22, 2013
The 2013 CReSIS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is an 8-week summer program that provides undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct research on topics of global significance and work directly with faculty advisors and GRA mentors. Undergraduate students with a strong interest in climate-related studies and polar science are encouraged to apply. Requirements include:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Preference given to students completing sophomore or junior year
- Students majoring in physics, engineering, (electrical, aeronautical, or mechanical), geography, atmospheric science, geology, geophysics, computer science, mathematics, and education
- Complete online application, provide a resume, copy of transcript(s) and references
- Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Deadline(s): March 8, 2013
The SMART LIGHTING ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER (ERC) is an integrated research, education, and technology transfer center funded by the National Science Foundation and NYSTAR. Each summer the ERC supports a 10-week research program for visiting undergraduate researchers who are valued members of one of multiple research groups within the Smart Lighting ERC. Participants attend all research group meetings for an understanding of how their project fits into the goals of the research group and the Center. Participants also attend weekly seminars, field trips, and lab tours with a community of undergraduate summer research scholars who are participating in other summer REU programs at Rensselaer. Midway through the program, each participant presents a 10-minute oral progress report and submits a written progress report. During the last week of the program, participants will present at a REU Symposium and prepare a final written report based on his/her summer research accomplishments. Participants have full use of Institute, departmental, and group facilities, including libraries, computer facilities, technical shops, recreational and sports facilities, and more.
For additional information, contact Smart Lighting Summer REU Program Director: Elizabeth Herkenham.
NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships
The One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) implemented by NASA seeks out students for Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships. OSSI is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of undergraduate and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.
Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science provides a listing of over 800 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads. Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Search for opportunities by programs, institution and disciplinary categories, or by geography!
Undergraduate Research Contact Information
Asst. Dean of Academic Scholarship, Mentoring and Outreach
Director, NUPRIME (Northeastern University Program In Multicultural Engineering)
220 Snell Engineering Center
College of Engineering
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115