Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The University of Rochester is one of the smallest and most collegiate schools among the nation’s top research universities. Our goal is to develop students as researchers, collaborators, and mentors for academia and industry.
The Kearns Center provides academic advising and coordinates professional and social activities for many summer research programs within AS&E, including four National Science Foundation (NSF) REU programs:
- Advancing Human Health, From Nano to Network
- Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds
- Nano-, Bio-, and Quantum Photonics
Our best research students come through recommendations from faculty and fellow students who recognize talent at all levels.
NSF REU students receive:
- A $4,500 research stipend
- Round-trip travel/travel reimbursement
- On-campus housing and meal plan
- An assigned advisor and mentor
- GRE test preparation classes
- Graduate school preparation seminars
- Instruction in research methods
- One credit of academic coursework
- Complimentary tickets to local museums, sporting events, and/or concerts
The Advancing Human Health, from Nano to Network program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is currently in a renewal year. Program operation for Summer 2020 is contingent upon successfully being renewed by the National Science Foundation.