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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Apply now for a $5000 undergraduate summer fellowship in surface engineering. REU Fellows will have the opportunity to perform research in state-of-the-art laboratories with faculty mentors, visit local high-tech companies and plan for their careers.

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2017 REU Site at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas. In order to receive full consideration, applications should be received by Feburary 15th.

Research is in the broad area of Surface Engineering, with applications in Sensing, Energy and Nanoelectronics.  Participating faculty mentors and research labs are listed on the Projects page.  Most research will be performed in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Laboratory, which houses many state-of-the-art laboratories. Fellows will make use of on-site shared facilities, including a 5000 sq. ft. class 10,000 clean room fully equipped for semiconductor device fabrication, a comprehensive suite of high-resolution microscopy and nano-characterization tools, and advanced electrical characterization facilities, as well as the extensive instrumentation and resources maintained by individual research groups.

The Program will run from May 30th to August 4th.

Fellows will live on campus and perform research in one of the mentors' labs. In addition to research, Program activities will include:

  • introductory short-course in surface engineering and materials science
  • research seminars and informal discussions with faculty and outside experts
  • visits to local high tech industries
  • seminars on the ethics and business of science and engineering
  • career planning presentations

The Program will conclude with a half-day symposium at which Fellows with present the results of their work to the other REU Program participants and the University community as a whole.

UT Dallas is located in the heart of Richardson’s “Telecom Corridor”, which is composed of more than 600 technology companies. Program participants will have a unique opportunity to see state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories and production lines not available at any university, and learn about the many science and engineering careers available to them.

Eligible applicants are those who are interested in pursuing a graduate education, are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution and are US citizens or permanent residents. Juniors / incoming seniors in a relevant area of engineering or science (physics, chemistry, materials science, or mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering) will be given preference, although sophomores with strong academic records will also be considered.

Successful applicants will receive a Fellowship of $5000, on-campus housing and meals for the duration of the program, and a travel allowance for Fellows originating from outside Dallas. The Program encourages applications from students from underrepresented groups, veterans and/or attending institutions with limited research opportunities.