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.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

Conduct Meaningful Research With World-Ranked Faculty

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.

Paid Opportunity

Students admitted to an REU program receive a competitive award that provides a monthly research stipend.

Each student in one of our REUs works with a faculty member and his or her research group to tackle an innovative research project. Students admitted to an REU program receive a competitive award that provides a monthly research stipend.

Explore below to learn more about our Pratt School- and research center-based REU programs.

Pratt School Programs

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Find more details, including a list of previous research projects on the Duke BME website.

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Learn more about the CEE department's REU, including a list of previous projects on the Duke CEE website.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Learn about the ECE REU program and see a list of previous research projects on the Duke ECE website.

REU for Meeting the Grand Challenges

This new program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) to be held during summer 2018. Through this REU, students will work on a research project related to solving one of the Grand Challenges of Engineering — 14 complex tasks aimed at ensuring the resiliency and sustainability of the world's population and of future generations. Learn more

 

Research Center Programs

Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT)

Duke-led CEINT hosts an REU funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Participating students 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 France. This 10-week summer program offers a paid stipend, and covers housing and travel. Learn more