Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Illinois REUs

Incubating a New Community of Leaders Using Software, Inclusion, Innovation, Interdisciplinary and OpeN-Science (INCLUSION)

Work on interdisciplinary socially-impactful research projects that develop and use open source software.
Contact: Olena Kindratenko: | 217-300-0247
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The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS)

Participate in research at the intersection of electrical, mechanical and material engineering to increase the power density of electrified cars, construction equipment, boats and airplanes.
Contact: Joe Muskin: | 217-265-6481 or Dr. Jessica Perez: | 217-300-5866
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Physics at Illinois

Work on challenging, meaningful research projects in a wide variety of physics subfields.
Contact: Dr. Patrick Snyder: | 217-300-9957 
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Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (I-MRSEC)

Solve a challenging, meaningful scientific question by taking part in the interdisciplinary innovative materials research.
Contact: Dr. Pamela Pena Martin: | 217-300-6699
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Illinois Space Grant Consortium – Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Conduct research on NASA-related science and engineering topics.
Contact: Diane Jeffers: | 217-244-8048
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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Toxicology (SURE Tox)

Train and perform research in the field of toxicology.
Contact: Prof. Jodi Flaws: | 217-333-7933 or Prof. Romana Nowak: | 217-244-3902
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Carle Illinois College of Medicine REACH Program

Participate in an intensive clinical and research immersion summer experience in the field of medicine.
Contact: Lisa Goodpaster: | 217-300-7103
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Summer Research Opportunities @ Illinois (SROP)

Work on a research project in various fields of study and learn more about graduate school.
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Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students (PRECS)

Designed to provide community college students with authentic research experiences in phenotypic plasticity, the phenomenon of a single genotype producing multiple phenotypes depending on the environment.
Contact: Dr. C. Britt Carlson: | 217-353-2132
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New Laws of Wave Propagation in Materials and Structures

Work on projects related to nanoscale materials, metamaterials or bio-inspired jumping robots.
Contact: Joe Muskin: | 217-265-6481
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National Science Foundation REU

The National Science Foundation (NSF) REU provides indirect funding for undergraduate students to participate in research. The NSF REU program sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-departmental research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. An NSF REU site may be located in the United States or different country. Students participating in REUs are generally provided a stipend, housing, and transportation to and from the site.

Undergraduate Research Contacts

Natasha Mamaril, PhD
Associate Director for Undergraduate Research

3278 Digital Computer Lab
1304 W Springfield Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801