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Integrated Research Experience for Undergraduates

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The Integrated Research Experience for Undergraduates provides students interested in chemical-related sciences and engineering the opportunity to pursue summer research in four, themed summer programs. The four programs are in: (1) Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering, (2) Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy, (3) Materials, and (4) Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics. Together, participants in all four programs form a larger community of researchers.

Participants recieve a stipend of $6,000.


-10-week research experience in the lab of a UW-Madison* faculty member.

-Multiple, faculty-led seminars each week on various topics.

-A special seminar on applying to, surviving, and excelling in graduate school.

-An end-of-summer REU poster session in which students present their research results and conclusions.

-Social activities with students from other REU programs.

Application Deadline: 2/15/2024

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Wisconsin, Madison (Lead)
Iowa State University
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering

Biochemical Engineering
Biological & Synthetic Macromolecules
Chemical Physics
Materials Chemistry
Mathematical Physics
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Physical Sciences

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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