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REU Program

Interdisciplinary Materials Research, Research Experience for Undergraduates

We are pleased to report that the REU program in materials at SIUC has been funded by the NSF for another three year cycle. Southern Illinois University will sponsor research opportunities for undergraduates in disciplines related to Interdisciplinary Materials Research in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering during the summer of 2018.  The REU Program is principally focused on providing students with the opportunity to perform research at the forefront of materials science and engineering.  Potential projects span a broad range of topics under the guidance of faculty from the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Microbiology.  The available research topics are chosen to complement the research of associated faculty. We will update information as it becomes available.

 Dates of this year’s program will be Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018.

Review of applications to begin: Monday, February 26, 2018 

Please Note: the application process for Summer 2018 is now complete and is closed

 In order to be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Those students selected for the program will receive a stipend worth nearly $5,000.  The students will also be provided space in a 2-person room in University Housing paid for by the University.  (The interns are expected to pay for their own meals.)  Students are also provided with a travel allowance of $750.00, to help defray the cost of traveling to and from SIUC or to travel to a scientific conference. A $1000 research allowance is also provided to support each student's research project.