The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. Columbia Engineering offers summer research experience for undergraduate students who are interested in gaining some hands-on practical experience in the art of research. All summer research programs run for approximately 10 weeks, but will vary with the particular experience.
Students should expect to begin around May 26th and to continue through July 31st. For the duration of the program, students work full-time on projects under the direction of faculty and/or graduate students. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements. To identify appropriate REU Sites, students should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web at https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm.