Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates - or REUs - offer engineering students from colleges across the United States opportunities to gain valuable research skills that make them highly competitive for jobs, internships, and graduate school scholarships.

Explore Research Experiences for Undergraduates in:

Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University provides a research experience for undergraduate students (REU), hosting undergraduates from around the country in its research laboratories. The REU students will work with a faculty member and their research group to tackle an innovative research project. Students admitted to the program will receive a competitive research stipend.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Each summer, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University hosts undergraduate students from around the country in our research laboratories. These students work with a faculty member and their research group to tackle an innovative research project. Students admitted to the program receive a competitive award that provides a monthly research stipend.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Each summer, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University hosts undergraduate students from around the world in our research laboratories. These students will work with a faculty member and their research group to tackle an innovative research project. Students admitted to the program receive a competitive monthly research stipend.

Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology 

The Duke-led Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) hosts a Center-wide Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation. The REU program is hosted by four CEINT partner institutions: Duke, Virginia Tech, and Carnegie Mellon Universities as well as the European Center for Research and Education in Geosciences and the Environment (CEREGE) in Aix-en-Provence, France. This REU provides students with opportunities to participate in their own original research projects at these placement sites with a focus on the environmental impacts of nanotechnology. This 10 week summer REU program offers a paid stipend and covers students housing and travel to research sites. To learn more and apply, visit: ceint.duke.edu/reu or contact Dr. Glenda Kelly- Associate Director for Assessment and Outreach-CEINT at glenda.kelly@duke.edu 

Soft Matter and Materials 

The Triangle MRSEC is a collaborative center involving Duke University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We are studying programmed assembly of soft matter, inventing materials that have never before existed and creating ways to use those materials. Join us this summer and be a part of our research.