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

REU students typically receive a competitive award that provides a monthly stipend.

REU students work with Duke Engineering faculty to tackle innovative projects. Applications typically open in late fall and close in January.

REU Programs at Duke Engineering

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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