REU Program


Steps to getting involved in REU Program

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides workshops to guide you through the process of finding a research mentor if you are unsure of how to identify the faculty member you would like to work with. "Getting Started" is the first step and the schedule is at the bottom of the page.

Students interested in working with chemistry department faculty are required to follow the following steps:

  1. Review the research areas and pages of faculty members involved in research
  2. After reviewing the research areas, narrow down to 1-2 faculty members that you are interested in doing research with.
  3. Email the faculty member you should include the following information:
      •  Name, U#, Academic Standing (Freshmen, Sophomore, etc)
      • Major and degree (BA/BS/Non-degree) - Expected graduation date Semester/ Year
      • Chemistry Courses taking and/or completed with Grades &  Overall GPA
      • Write a short paragraph describing your research interest and motivation. REU positions are very competitive, make sure you convey your message clearly.
      • Briefly describe your research experience (enter 'none' if applicable):
      • Describe your future goals (i.e. Health professions school, Graduate School in or Chemical Sciences (e4tc.
      •  It is also recommended that you include a academic reference (include title, name and email address) in case the faculty member wants to contact them.
      •  Let the faculty member know how many hours you would be interested in spending in the research lab, and whether or not you would be taking CHM 4970 for 1-3 credits or utilizing the zero-credit option of IDS 4914.
  4. Once matched, register online and complete the EH & S Lab & Research Safety Course
  5. If accepted for REU, the faculty mentor must sign the REU permit request form for CHM 4970 for 1-3 credits or the form to utilize the zero-credit option of IDS 4914. 

For Spring 2019 registration: ALL completed forms with faculty signature must be turned in no later than Wednesday, January 9th at 5PM in CHE 205 to Roberto Avergonzado.

Students who miss the deadline will only be allowed to volunteer in the lab. Please contact your advisor for more information. No late-add petitions will be supported or processed.