Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computation
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Computer Science: Computer Applications
Engineering and Technology: Bioengineering
The program will pay $6,000 over the entire work period and will involve 400 hours of in-person research with a UAB faculty mentor. The research represents actual projects that will contribute, in some way, to the work already being conducted in the labs. Additional support for travel, housing, and other expenses (some restrictions apply).
10 openings available.
The NSF REU program is a 10-week program that involves a hands-on research experience for undergraduate students, whereby participants work in the labs of some of UAB’s renown scientists. The Summer 2024 program dates: May 19, 2024- July 26, 2024. For Summer 2024, we will begin accepting applications December 1, 2023. The application form, resume, unofficial transcript, two-page essay, and letters of recommendation should be received by April 1, 2024, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis (meaning they will be reviewed upon receipt and some offers may be made before the April 1, 2024. That being said, applicant’s are encouraged to apply early. Final decisions will be made no later than April 15, 2024.
Strict guidelines set by the UA System, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Department of Physics as well as the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration must be adhered to by all persons on campus.
The following only represent examples of the possible research projects
Materials under Extremes
Lasers and Spectroscopy
3-D Printed Materials
Machine Learning/Computer Simulations
High Entropy Metals and Ceramics
Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoscale Materials
Diamond Growth and Characterization
High Pressure Materials Research
Properties of Microelectronic Materials
New Laser Materials
Industrial Research Projects
Ultrafast Terahertz Spectroscopy in Materials Research
Computational Research Projects
Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Study of Excitable Tissues
Photochemistry and its Applications
High Performance Lightweight Composite Materials; Hybrid Materials
The program is open only to United States Citizens and permanent residents of the United States that are
Currently enrolled in a U.S. institute of higher education and who will be returning to an undergraduate program after participating in the program).
Must be available for the entire 10 week period
Due to the 40 hour a week schedule and planned events, participants are not permitted to take classes during the day between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
Our REU Program
The UAB National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) “Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computational Materials Research”
The NSF REU program provides a 10-week, hands-on research experience for undergraduate students. During the 10-week period, participants will work in the labs of some of UAB’s renown scientists. The research represents actual projects that will contribute, in some way, to the work already being conducted in the labs.
In the video, REU Program Director, Dr. Yogesh K. Vohra discusses the objective of the REU Program, followed by 2013 REU Robert Reeves (pictured), explaining his research project and how it fit into the overall scheme of existing work being conducted in the lab.
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