The University of Delaware REU experience for students with disabilities

The University of Delaware, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, is excited to announce a NSF-funded Research Expierence for Undergraduates (REU) program - the Science and Engineering Leadership Intiative. Motivated by the realization that people with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, SELI strives to position today's student with disabilities to become tomorrow's leaders in academia and industry.

Program: June 19, 2017 - August 11, 2017

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

  • Participation in state-of-the-art research.
  • Meet like-minded peers.
  • Scientific field trips.
  • Mentoring for graduate school and STEM careers.
  • Expand your personal resource network.
  • Stipend and housing provided for 8 week program.
  • Present your work at the UD 2017 Undergraduate Research & Service Learning Celebratory Symposium.
  • Opportunity to present research results at the Spring 2018 American Chemical Society National Meeting.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Application Process

The REU program is open to all undergraduate students with disabilities (mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or other) who are majors in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemistry related fields. Research experience is not required. Preference will be given to students who are:

  • Juniors (i.e. one to two years away from graduation)
  • Interested in chemistry and biochemistry research projects (related disciplines will be considered)
  • Considering graduate or professional school following graduation
  • Highly motivated to excel

Please email the following information to no later than March 31, 2017

  1. Transcript
  2. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  3. Personal Statement
  4. The attatched cover Form



University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Posted Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017
Apply By: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
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