**** The 2018 Program is taken a break ****
We are moving into a new Integrated Science Building.  We will be
back in operation the summer of 2019, so please be sure to apply.

 

Click on the following link for the details: https://chem.ku.edu/ISB

 

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Welcome!  The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas is proud to sponsor the National Science Foundation supported Research Experience for Undergraduates for the 30th year. The program provides initial research experiences for 10-12 students in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment. Most participants are recruited from primarily undergraduate institutions with substantially limited or no research infrastructures. Undergraduates attending any U.S. university who are majoring in chemistry or a closely related field, and who are considering a career--and perhaps graduate study--in chemistry, are encouraged to apply.

Key components of this program are career enhancement and educational activities that encourage and prepare the students for graduate studies and careers in emerging and interdisciplinary areas of the chemical sciences. Close interactions between the participants and their faculty, graduate student, and postdoctoral mentors provide guidance and feedback throughout the program and beyond. In addition, the students develop important skills for the oral and written presentation of their research accomplishments. See the 2017 Program Announcement (pdf).

The dates of the 2019 Program will be announced later.  Each participant receives a competitive stipend plus full room and board and a travel allowance, a total value of approximately $8,800.

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The University of Kansas is an equal opportunity institution.
Minorities, women and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The KU Academic Achievement and Access Center is dedicated to providing necessary services for individuals with special needs.


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2017 REU NEWS

Published News: 
On July 24, 2017 - Cameron Liss had his research featured in the ACS Journal of Chemical Theory & Computation.  Cameron served as a 2016 REU Participant under the direction of Professor Marco Caricato.  The article is titled:  "Electronic Coupling for Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Systems with a Bridge-Overlap Approach"  Click to access abstract


► "HEADLINER" - Mark Graven not only makes the new in Ireland, but here at KU:  Click for the story

1992 REU Alumni Joseph Cavaleri
remembers when....
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►  2017 REU Participants - Click for list

  REU Past Chronicles
     2015 Tidbits

►  Thanks for the memories!