Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Purdue University

May 20, 2019 - July 26, 2019

 

 

CISTAR's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is a ten-week summer internship program. Students will be matched with an Engineering faculty member at one of CISTAR’s five partner universities to work on a research project of mutual interest. Additionally, students will attend weekly professional development seminars, receive mentoring regarding opportunities for graduate study and participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF). Special consideration is given to students currently attending institutions that do not offer Ph.D. programs.

Research Areas: 

  • Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Nanoscale Structures

  • Catalyst Characterization, Spectroscopy, and Imaging

  • Materials Discovery and Development

  • Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis

  • Theory, Modeling and Electronic Structure Calculations

PROGRAM LENGTH: Eleven-week session

ELIGIBILITY: Students majoring in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Environ. Science, Economic Analysis. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, currently enrolled in a college or university, and attending in the fall.

STIPEND: $5,000 stipend plus housing and travel.

Application Period

Accepting applications till February 15, 2019 for Summer 2019.  

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One-page resume.
  • Official or unofficial transcript.
  • Letter of interest indicating an understanding of the CISTAR mission and system, and your future goals; you should link how past experiences and this research opportunity would help you obtain those goals.
  • The name and e-mail address of one professor, faculty member, or other individual who can vouch for your academic merits and has agreed to provide a recommendation.

 

Research Experience & Mentoring Program (REM)

The Research Experience and Mentoring Program (REM) is a unique opportunity for NSBE SEEK mentors that allow participants to also work on relevant research focused catalysis, separations, and process design research while serving as a mentor in a six-week research program at Purdue University. 

Program dates for REM-REU: May 20-July 3 

Application Period: Accepting applications till February 15, 2019 

Stipend: $4,000. Some additional funding for housing and travel

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One-page resume.
  • Official or unofficial transcript.
  • Letter of interest indicating an understanding of the CISTAR mission and system, and your future goals; you should link how past experiences and this research opportunity would help you obtain those goals.
  • The name and e-mail address of a professor, faculty member, or other individual who can vouch for your academic merits and has agreed to provide a recommendation.

For questions, please contact Assistant Director for Education, Maeve Drummond, maeve@purdue.edu, 765-494-2254