The University of Maryland MRSEC grants ended in September 2013 after 17 years of successful operation. This site remains as a history of the center, but will not be actively maintained.

Undergraduate/Graduate Programs

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Note: The UMD-MRSEC hosted its final REU during summer 2011.

Join the UMD-MRSEC for a life-changing summer research experience! We offer exciting research internship opportunities for undergraduate students currently in their sophomore or junior year with a strong interest in physics, chemistry, and engineering. Approximately 7 - 10 summer undergraduate research fellowships, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Maryland, will be awarded for summer 2011. Work with faculty and graduate students to enhance your research skills. Network with cutting-edge researchers, visit national labs, and get to know Washington, DC! Download the 2011 UMD-MRSEC REU Flyer.

The program runs from June 6, 2011 - August 12, 2011. During the ten-week period, students will work with MRSEC faculty on interdisciplinary materials research projects involving chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering. See 2011 Projects or check our previous projects. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. No previous research experience is required to participate in the program. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Click here to see the 2011 REU Poster Session Abstracts

Click here to see the 2011 REU Picture Gallery

Important Dates

Application Deadline: February 18, 2011. All materials must be postmarked by this date.

Program Dates: June 6 - August 12, 2011. We will begin making offers on a rolling admissions basis around the first week of February 2011. We suggest getting your application in as soon as possible.

Exciting Opportunities

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