Many undergraduates get their first exposure to science and engineering
by participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates
(REU) program. Each REU project is designed to involve
the student in all aspects of research and has a clearly identifiable
research goal at a level appropriate for undergraduate study.
This program is subscribed by undergraduates from across the
country. Applications and transcripts are due February 28, 2010
and selection of the summer students proceeds with Center faculty
through April. With direction from a faculty advisor and, in most
cases, a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student, the REU student
defines and sets up the program necessary to accomplish the ten-week
summer project. A presentation of their research is made by each
student at the "end-of-summer" seminar attended by Center faculty,
student mentors, and fellow REU students.
The tentative summer 2010 program dates are June 6 to August 14.
Apply for the REU program at www.reusite.seas.harvard.edu/application
For more information about past projects and participants, please visit www.eduprograms.seas.harvard.edu/reu.htm
For more information about this program, contact Kathryn
Hollar, Director of Educational Programs, at:
Pierce Hall Room 185
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138