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Research Experience for Undergraduates

2018 REU Applications due Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5 PM! Applications and submission available now!


MSE VPUE Undergraduate Summer Research Program

"Science and Technology at the Nanoscale"


Materials Science and Engineering has received a grant from the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the School of Engineering to fund summer research projects for Stanford undergraduates. Each student will have a faculty mentor who will guide them through the summer research projects. This program is highly recommended for any student interested in getting hands-on experience with the cutting edge of Materials Science and Engineering research!

Please see the program brochure link below for available project descriptions. Selected students will receive a $7,000 stipend for participating in the 10-week (40 hours per week) program; room and board are not included. Students will be expected to prepare for their summer project during the spring quarter by attending research group meetings, reading background material related to their project and completing the required safety and equipment training. During the summer, students attend weekly group meetings with their respective research groups and faculty mentors and participate in enrichment activities with the other undergraduates.

At summer's end, each student prepares a poster explaining research project results for a departmental symposium. All Stanford undergraduates in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Seniors graduating in June 2018 or earlier are not eligible. This grant may not be used to support honors research projects. Students participating in this program may not register for more than 5 units of coursework, nor may they work for more than 10 hours per week in addition to their research appointment. Academic credit for participating in the summer program will not be awarded.


For more information, see the REU program brochure, which contains a list of participating faculty and summer research project descriptions.

Applications are due March 2nd, 2018 at 5pm. The initial application process involves a short questionnaire and essays. Individual faculty members will then meet with selected students to make a final decision.

Please contact Lecturer Ryan Brock with any questions.


The application form and submission is availble online.

2018 REU program brochure