Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
The College of Engineering REU program aims to give undergraduate students an opportunity to directly participate in research efforts as research assistants with professors and graduate students on a variety of exciting and interdisciplinary research projects. Typically, students new to the program are given smaller projects, which they carry out under the guidance of graduate students and professors. Graduate students and professors both serve a dual role as research partner and mentor to the REU students. The goal is to introduce students to the scientific process, and research ethics and professionalism. As the students progress in the program, their projects become more individualized and complex. Several past REU students have published their work in major scientific journals and contributed to international conferences. This experience is also highly regarded in the engineering field and is useful for future job placement and graduate school applications.
For more information, contact the Biomedical Engineering REU coordinator or visit the website.