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REU Opportunities

Center for Environmental Biotechnology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Deadline: 2/12/18
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NSF-REU at Clarkson University

Clarkson University hosts a 10 week summer research program to engage a diverse group of undergraduate students in first-class research projects in the theme area of Advancing Sustainable Systems and Environmental Technologies to Serve Humanity (ASSETs to Serve Humanity). The program brings together students from environmental engineering, ecology, and environmental chemistry to share their perspectives on remediation and management of biotic and abiotic pollutants. All research projects are within the area of sustainable management to understand the role of environmental science and engineering in managing pollutants in natural systems. Participants will gain professional experience, valuable mentorship, and graduate school preparation in a positive research environment.

Contact Name Dr. Shane Rogers

Contact Telephone 315-268-6501

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Deadline March 5, 2018

Summer REU program focused on sustainable civil infrastructure in Rural Environments at the University of Nebraska

Program theme:  Rural areas are fundamental to human well-being.  Within the United States, rural areas provide unique resources such as the infrastructure for food and bioenergy production as well as the transportation infrastructure from inland urban centers to ports. Despite this, little attention is paid to the unique challenges and opportunities these areas face with respect to building and maintaining civil infrastructure. In this ten-week summer research program, students will work with faculty and graduate students in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to improve our understanding of how best to address the challenges facing rural environments.  Through collaboration with industry partners, students will also be given opportunities to learn how infrastructure challenges are currently being addressed by civil engineering industry.

Who Should Apply?

Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. Must be a current undergraduate student with at least one semester of coursework remaining before receiving a BS

Program Timeline and Stipend

The program stipend is $4500

Program deadlines are:

•       February 1  - Priority deadline

•       March 1 – Application closes

•       April 1 – Notification of acceptance

•       Program dates: June 4 – August 8

For more information and to access the on-line application, go to

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The NSF funded KBS REU Site “Ecological & Evolutionary Dynamics in a Changing World” gives students an opportunity to conduct full-time research in collaboration with our outstanding faculty, postdocs and graduate students.

All REU positions offer a generous stipend, FREE room and board at KBS, up to $500 towards travel costs, and up to $300 for research supplies.

What are the benefits of an REU at KBS?

  • Join a dynamic group of students and faculty for an authentic field research experience
  • Learn the process of research: reading the literature, formulating questions and hypotheses, designing a study, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting your results as a research poster
  • Explore if a career in research is a good choice for you
  • Build references for your application to graduate school or other professional programs
  • You participate in professional development seminars that will prepare  you to be successful and think broadly about STEM career options

We are now accepting 2018 applications until March 1st!

If you have questions about the program or application process, please email]

NSF-REU at the University of Connecticut

Entrepreneurial Research Experience

The aim of this E-REU is to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in

entrepreneurial skills. As part of this REU, you will take part in cutting edge research on commercializable ideas with UConn faculty, as well as participate in an entrepreneurship program developed by co-PI and UConn’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dr. Hadi Bozorgmanesh.

Benefits include fully paid housing in UConn residence halls, a meal allowance ($500), and a $5,000 stipend. 

Talented students underrepresented in advanced scientific and engineering research, including veterans, are especially encouraged to apply. Eligible students must be enrolled/intending to enroll in an engineering or closely related STEM field. Please visit to apply online.

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2018

Your application must include:

• One letter of reference (1 page max)

• Your current resume (2 pages max)

NSF-REU at NC State University

> Are you interested in conducting research and being mentored by faculty,
    post-doctoral fellows and advanced graduate students? 
> Would you like to know how to prepare for and to pursue a PhD degree? 
> Does spending time on the beautiful campus of NC State appeal to you? 
> Will you have completed at least your sophomore year of college by next summer? 

You may be the right candidate for RISE (tentative dates: June 2 - August 2, 2018)! This program is hosted by the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University.

Students who participate in this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical areas related to all aspects of civil engineering research and innovation. We encourage participation from engineering students from underrepresented and underserved groups from the U.S. and its territories.


  • Conduct state-of-the-art research related to challenging civil and environmental engineering problems
    • List of recent research projects >>>>
  • Be mentored by NC State faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students
  • Experience the diverse research atmosphere and culture at NC State University >>>>
  • Present results at a research symposium and poster competition >>>>
  • Participate in weekly seminars and workshops to prepare for graduate school and professional development
    • e.g., preparation of research abstract, poster, research statement; planning for research and academic careers
  • Engage in social and community activities
  • Have opportunities to co-author scientific manuscripts with the mentors
  • Receive a $4,000 stipend; in addition, travel and university housing will be covered for non-NCSU participants
  • Have access to campus facilities (e.g., library, athletic, and health facilities)


  • Should have attended an academic institution in the U.S. or its territories
  • Should have completed undergraduate sophomore year by June 2018 or be in a master's program
  • Be enrolled as a student in an US academic institution in Fall 2018 semester
  • Hold a competitive GPA (3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale is recommended)
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in research and in pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Persons from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply


  • Application Deadline: Review starts February 1, 2018
  • Notifications: March-April, 2018
  • Program Dates: (tentative) June 2 - August 2, 2018

RISE participants must be resident at NC State University full-time during the 2-month program. During this period, participants may not enroll for classes, concurrent summer programs, or hold other employment. RISE is held on the NC State University campus in Raleigh, NC.

NSF-REU at Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Each year the Summer Intern Program - Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) places 12 to 15 undergraduates with faculty mentors for a summer research experience. Internships are available in many areas of marine science, including marine biology and ecology; biological, geological, chemical, and physical oceanography; environmental science; fisheries; and resource management.

The basis of the Summer Intern Program is a highly individualized research experience for each student coupled with group activities. As an intern in the VIMS/SMS program, you'll work closely with a mentor, and often within the context of a research team, to develop an individual project. Depending on the project, the summer may involve lots of 'hands-on' experience in the field or laboratory, or both. You'll have access to one of the best marine science libraries in the country, as well as extensive computer facilities. Interns are expected to work with their mentors to develop a project idea in the form of a brief research prospectus, conduct their research, and then present results in a final program that is open to the VIMS community. Interns also prepare a summary research paper that is maintained in the program archives. In some cases, this has been the basis for a subsequent publication in the scientific literature. For more information on intern research projects, check out the student research page.

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Application Date February 10, 2018

University of Arizona NSF-REU Program:  Biosphere 2  

The Biosphere 2 REU provides 10 undergraduates an opportunity to conduct guided research in environmental and Earth systems science at a leading and unique research institution. Students will receive stipends of $5,000 for the 10-week research internship, housing on the Biosphere 2 campus, $500 to cover travel costs to and from Tucson, AZ and a food allowance. For 2018, the program runs from June 4 to August 10. Students will be selected from across the country to participate in the program. They will conduct research inside Biosphere 2, in labs on the University of Arizona campus, and in the desert and mountain ecosystems of southern Arizona. 

The REU program at Biosphere 2 is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. We share the goals of the NSF to use the REU experience as a way to provide research opportunities for students who might not have such opportunities readily available at their home institutions. The summer program will allow students to gain experience in research firsthand, training and preparation for careers in science, and opportunities to communicate science to diverse audiences. Students will also work with partner organizations at the University of Arizona to connect research findings to applied environmental solutions. Participation in the REU program will help prepare students for graduate studies in science.

Students majoring in, or in a curriculum leading to, one of the following fields in environmental or Earth system science will be well suited to participate in the B2 REU: biology, ecology, plant sciences, hydrology, soil science, atmospheric science, geology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or computer science. Accepted students typically have at least one year of college completed prior to the summer REU program and, following the experience, have at least one year of college left before graduation. Students typically have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for NSF/REU grant support. We encourage applications from students in groups underrepresented in science.

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Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2018

Environmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution Prevention (EESPP-REU)

State University of New York at Buffalo
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Program Dates: May 30 to August 11, 2018 (10 weeks plus 3-day orientation)
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018, with rolling application review
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ReNUWIt REU Program - Summer 2018

ReNUWIt’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program engages undergraduate students in ReNUWIt faculty’s research labs, under the mentorship of ReNUWIt post-docs and graduate students. Participants learn laboratory/field techniques, are immersed in ReNUWIt’s collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, and conduct meaningful research in state-of-the-art facilities. REU participants also interact directly with ReNUWIt faculty and peers, receive professional development training, and experience ReNUWIt’s systems-level approach to addressing the nation’s water issues. Additional program requirements include meetings, oral presentations, a short written report, and summary slides and/or posters. Application Deadline: February 10, 2018

Aquatic Chemical Ecology REU Program

Georgia Institute of Technology Aquatic Chemical Ecology (ACE) at Georgia Tech is a ten-week summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. ACE at Georgia Tech gives students the opportunity to perform exciting research with faculty in the schools of Biology, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

Contact Name Benita Black Contact Telephone 404-894-3700 Contact Email Program URL Deadline To Apply 15-Feb-2018