Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Students Participating in Research Experience for Undergraduates at UW-MadisonThe Integrated Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Material Science Research Experience for Undergraduates programs provide students interested in chemical-related sciences and engineering the opportunity to pursue summer research in three themed summer programs. Together, participants in all three programs form a larger community of chemical-related researchers. Summer REU students see the breadth and depth of the chemical sciences and engineering research conducted at UW-Madison.

Program Descriptions

  • REU in Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering: Students participating in this program explore phenomena in the fields of chemistry and chemical and biological engineering through hands-on research projects in the laboratories of faculty in the Department of Chemistry or Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
  • REU in Nanotechnology: Students participating in this program conduct cutting-edge nanotechnology research in the laboratories of the UW-Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.
  • REU in the Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy: Students participating in this program conduct research on the development of new materials for renewable energy, including projects on bioenergy. Projects are housed in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Apply to REU (available Nov. 1)

Program Highlights

  • 10-week research experience in the lab of a UW-Madison faculty member
  • Weekly seminar series on current research topics
  • Special seminars on applying to and surviving in graduate school
  • Professional development in science communication
  • Social trip to Chicago with REU students from other schools

Summer 2018 Program Details

  • Dates: May 29 to Aug. 4
  • Stipend: $5,000 plus housing and travel to and from Madison
  • Apply online by Feb. 15

Program Eligibility

Undergraduates majoring in mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, biotechnology-related areas, other physical sciences, science education, or public policy who have a strong desire to complete a Ph.D. and meet the following criteria:

  • Students who have completed their sophomore or junior years of college.
  • Students with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited colleges or universities.

Program Contact

Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Director of the Integrated Chemistry, Chemical and Biological, and Materials Science Research for Undergraduates Programs
2020 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706