REU student with Dr. Patrick Wolf in lab

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Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Spend your summer conducting research with Duke faculty

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates — or REUs — offer engineering students from across the United States opportunities to gain valuable research skills.

Paid Opportunity

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

Students work with Duke Engineering faculty members and their associated research groups to tackle innovative projects.

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Applications typically open in late fall and close in January.

Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

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REU for Meeting the Grand Challenges

In this National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), students work on a research project related to 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. 

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