Spend the Summer Doing Research in Santa Cruz, CA
The UCSC Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity of engage in research in physics, chemistry, and engineering related to the discovery and study of materials that can be used in future sustainable technologies such as low-power electronic devices, renewable energy sources, and biomimetic devices.
The program is especially designed for talented students from community colleges and other non-PhD granting institutions of higher learning who may be thinking of pursuing a post-graduate degree in the sciences or engineering. Underrepresented minorities in science and engineering are encouraged to apply.
Participants earn a $5,600 stipend for the eight-week program. Housing at the UCSC campus is included.
Research projects involve faculty at the UC Santa Cruz Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Electrical Engineering. In addition to the research, students engage in educational and professional development activities, for example, technical writing, oral presentation, scientific poster preparation, and graduate school application skills.
The program also includes field trips to national labs, weekly group meetings to discuss research, and social activities in the beautiful setting of Santa Cruz, CA.
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting on February 24, 2023. Applications submitted before this date will receive full consideration.
The 2022 research abstracts will give you an idea of what the program's projects are about. The 2023 projects have not been determined yet and may be different.
For more information, see the flyer below. Click to download and distribute.