2019 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students

CISTAR's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) a ten-week summer research internship program for undergraduates majoring in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials engineering, ceramic engineering or science, environmental science, or economic analysis.

Students participating in the CISTAR REU 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).

PROGRAM LENGTH: Ten-week session

ELIGIBILITY: Opportunities available at CISTAR partner universities for undergraduate students studying chemical engineering, materials engineering or chemistry. 

STIPEND: $5,000 plus housing and travel


  • 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 at least two professors, faculty members, or other individuals who can vouch for your academic merits and has agreed to provide a recommendation.


Apply Now: http://bit.ly/REUapp19


For more information about CISTAR research opportunities, please visit: 

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