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 at Duke.

Paid Opportunity

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

Each student in one of our REUs works with a Duke Engineering faculty member, and her or his research group, to tackle an innovative research project.

Read about the exciting research experiences students had during summer 2018 »

Applications typically close in late January or early February.

Pratt School of Engineering Programs

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Learn about the Duke ECE REU program and see a list of summer 2019 research projects at ».

REU for Meeting the Grand Challenges

This National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) enables students to 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.

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Duke Engineering 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.

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