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Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU)  Summer 2015  (listed by Deadline)

NSF REU Sites -- various REU labs have different deadline for application submission. 

A list of REU sites in Computer and Information Science and Engineering.  Students can identify the site based on their research areas of interest.  

MIT Broad Institute Summer Research Program: Application Deadline February 2nd

The Broad Institute is committed to increasing the number of scientists from diverse backgrounds in the field of biomedical research. The Diversity Initiative in Scientific Research was launched in 2003 with a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute that provides financial sponsorship for underrepresented minority scientists to participate in research programs at the pre-baccalaureate, undergraduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels.


NIST - SURF Gaithersburg: Application Deadline February 4th to Dr. Boonthum-Denecke   (it will have to be sent to NIST by February 13)

SURFing is a partnership, supported by NIST, NSF, and the participating colleges/universities. We anticipate providing meaningful research opportunities for approximately 130 students in the Gaithersburg site-wide program. The NIST facilities are located just outside Washington, DC.  Students conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a NIST research scientist or engineer. One of the main purposes of the program is to encourage students to pursue doctorate degrees and consider careers in research and methodrology. The students receive a stipend for the 11 week program of $5500 plus accommodations at a residence hotel near NIST, daily transportation between the hotel and NIST, and an allowance for travel from the student's residence to Gaithersburg, MD. The program will run from May 26 to August 7, 2015  OR  June 8 - August 7, 2015 and concludes with a 3 day seminar where all students present their results.

[ This NIST-SURF application must be submitted by the university, so you should submit your application to Dr. B. by the deadline mentioned above ]

Direct link to student application.

AFIT Summer Internship Program: Application Deadline February 6th

SOCHE's Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for engineering and science students to gain valuable experience working at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) through the Graduate School of Engineering & Management. AFIT is located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio and has a long history of graduate research and education.

REU at MIT: Application Deadline February 13

The Center for Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Processing Center at MIT jointly sponsor a nine-week summer research internship program for undergraduates. This summer, we will offer intern positions to ten students who will work in faculty-led research groups on the MIT campus. Attached is flyer about the program that I hope you will share with your students.  Because research projects offered in this program are led by faculty from many different departments at MIT,  undergraduates majoring in a broad range of science and engineering disciplines are welcome.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will enter their junior or senior year of study in the fall of 2014 to be eligible to participate in this program. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

This year summer program dates:  June 8 - August 8, 2015.    

DREU: Application Deadline February 15th.

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) was known as the Distributed Mentor Project (DMP) prior to 2009. The objective of the DREU is to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering. This highly selective program matches promising undergraduate women and underrepresented groups with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty member's home institution. Students are directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for students who are considering graduate school, providing them with a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and also increasing their competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.

SUPERB-ITS - Berkeley: Application Deadline February 15th 

SUPERB-ITS in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Department at UC Berkeley prepares and motivates diverse, competitive candidates for graduate study. The research focus of the REU site is computer science in the context of information technology for sustainability.

IU Bloomington and IUPUI STEM Summer Scholars:    Application Deadline February 16

Summer Scholars Institute, May 29-July 24, 2015

The Summer Scholars Institute, an eight-week program held at the IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses, enrolls select HBCU and IU students from our partner institutions. These STEM Scholars engage in continuous, substantive research at the Summer Scholars Institute and their universities.   Eighty-five percent of scholars' academic time during the institute is spent in research projects with HBCU and IU faculty.  Summer Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend, plus room and board.

The Washington Center - Federal Diversity Internship Initiative:    Application Deadline February 18

The Washington Center is pleased to offer paid summer internship opportunities through the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative. .

GA Tech SURE Program In Robotics: Application Deadline.  February 20th.

Paid research opportunity in ROBOTICS is available for undergraduate students during the summer of 2015. Established as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) grant, the SURE Robotics Program adds a robotics component to Georgia Tech’s SURE Program, established in 1992. Launched in May 2014, and funded with co-support from the Department of Defense and NSF’s Division of Engineering Education and Centers, the program supports undergraduate students in an immersive, ten-week summer robotics research experience designed to attract qualified underrepresented students into graduate school in the fields of engineering and science.

Program runs May 26 - July 31, 2015

Socially Relevant Computing Summer REU at UNC Charlotte: Application Deadline February 22nd

The program runs  June 1 - July 31, 2015 

Our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program engages undergraduate students in socially relevant computing research. The program immerses students in a truly collaborative research community. We  teach research skills through training sessions and experiential, hands-on learning, while students are active contributors to a community of practice that includes faculty, graduate students, and peers.

Students have the opportunity to explore and advance the state of the art in pervasive computing, computer vision, data visualization, social networks, and human-computer interaction to address real-world problems with broad societal impact. Past projects have included the development of algorithms for analyzing medical images to improve clinical diagnosis of heart conditions and breast cancer, creation and evaluation of serious games for teaching introductory concepts in computer science, studies of privacy and user expectations in social media, and the design of smart spaces for museum artifact preservation. 

On-campus housing is available for free and students will receive a participation stipend.  (Contact:

REU Comp Sci & ECE at Auburn: Application Deadline February 27th 

Summer research opportunities on smart UAVs is an excellent opportunity to explore the exciting frontier of unmanned technology. Twelve students will be selected to participate at Auburn University. They will form four teams who will compete to design the best algorithms to autonomously fly 6 to 12 UAVs on a limited air field. 

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is offering summer projects for students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities at APL.  Students participating in the 2015 NASA/APL Internship Program will work at the APL facility in Laurel, MD. Students will receive a stipend ($4K-undergrads and $5K-grads) for the 10-week program, and housing will be provided. Talks by key mission engineers and scientists, along with tours of APL and NASA/Goddard will be provided throughout the summer. Students must be U.S. Citizens, and have successfully passed a background check of criminal, social security and driving record. The investigation will be facilitated by the Visitor Control Office at APL.

TRUST REU - Berkeley: Application Deadline February 28th 

The TRUST REU is a nine-week residential research program on the UC Berkeley Campus. The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering graduate programs in Cybersecurity and Privacy by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty member and a graduate student mentor. 

UMass SURE Program in NanoTechnologyApplication Deadline February 28th

Program runs June 1 - August 8, 2015

Women and underrepresented minority students are strongly encouraged to apply. Undergraduate majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Physics, and Polymer Science & Engineering are recommended for the program. 

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

NASA Summer Internship:  Application Deadline various -- last deadline is March 1st (CHECK website for various NASA location and internship position)

Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering and Space Science (ACCESS)
ACCESS (Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering, and Space Science) is a 10-week paid internship program at NASA centers around the United States. It is designed for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who have strong backgrounds in science and a desire to pursue technical careers. Students will work with scientists and engineers in an area compatible with their skills and interests. 

NASA Science and Technology Institute for Minority Institutions (NSTI-MI)
NSTI-MI is a research opportunity project for faculty and an internship project for undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. minority serving institutions. The purpose of the project is to increase research opportunities in NASA-related research; stimulate cross-disciplinary research; improve the transfer of information, ideas and technology; foster R&D management strategies and expertise; and establish educational frameworks and networks that will continue to expand the nation’s science and technology talent base. The Institute is located at the NASA Research Park at the NASA Ames Research Center, and is jointly managed by NASA and the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP).

REU at U of Nebraska-Lincoln: Application Deadline March 1st (priority deadline is  February 1st)

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a consortium of NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and other summer research opportunities programs (SROP). One unique feature of the Nebraska Summer Research Program is the partnership between the REU and SROP programs and the Office of Graduate Studies. Students benefit in having a community of scholars in which to learn and to share research with.  This intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students  with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.   10-week program: June 8 - August 12.      8-week program: June 8- July 31

CCT REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences : Application Deadline  March 1st

Program runs May 25 - August 1, 2015

The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) hosts a nine week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $4,500, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $500 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

CRCV Computer Vision REU: Application Deadline  March 15th

This year, ten undergraduate students will participate in this program from across the U.S. The University of Central Florida will serve as a central point for coordination and administration of the program. This year's program will start in May, and will end in August; this is open to all sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates in computer science, computer engineering and related fields, who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students will be given an introductory course in Computer Vision during the first few weeks, and then be introduced to various research projects in the Computer Vision area. The students will work full time on their individual research projects during the summer semester. Each student will be paid a stipend of $6,000 for the summer, and receive a small travel allowance, a small meal allowance, and a housing stipend for the summer. 

University of the District of Columbia Homeland Security STEM Summer Student Research Assistantship: Application Deadline  March 16th

Program runs June 8 - July 17, 2015

Students will work in interdisciplinary research teams with a faculty mentor in a homeland security science and technology project in the social and behavioral sciences priority research areas (See listing of Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology priority research area at the end of this information package).

Blue Waters Student Internship Program: Application Deadline  March 20th

Blue Waters Student Internship Program is actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities. Students in the program will gain experiences involving the application of high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics or engineering.  The program provides a student stipend for undergraduate participants totaling $5000, and  travel to the Blue Waters Symposium 2016 for both undergraduate and graduate students.

 This program provides support for internship activities at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States. Faculty who would like to mentor an undergraduate student can post descriptions of available positions. Positions can be intended for a particular applicant or opened to all qualified applicants. Undergraduate students should submit an application for consideration.  Graduate students are welcome to apply to attend the Petascale Institute. They are responsible for arranging their own research advisor; any stipend would be the responsibility of the research advisor. 

Griffiss Institute Summer Internship: Application Deadline  March 20th

The 2015 application cycle has begun for our Summer Internship Program at the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

The majority of the students selected will be majoring in technical fields such as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. For basic information on the areas of research that the selected interns will be working in please view the AFRL/RI Core Competencies using the link below.  There could be a few positions available in accounting and finance and multimedia (graphic's, graphic communications, marketing, etc.).

REU in Collaborative Data Visualization Applications: Application Deadline  April 1st (but make sure to submit early)

Program runs June 1 - July 24, 2015

Clemson Computing and Information Technology's Advanced Visualization Division invites undergraduates with an interest in visualization to participate in cutting-edge undergraduate research at Clemson University.

The program identifies research collaborators with visualization needs and assigns each student to a REU team. Each REU Team consists of a research/science collaborator, a visualization mentor and a visualization REU student. This arrangement fosters collaboration among team members, an appreciation of the visualization process and an understanding of the role visualization plays in discovery and analysis. Research areas of this site include: computer science, genetics and biochemistry, geophysics, sociology, molecular modeling and simulation, inorganic chemistry, social media, parks recreation tourism management, biological sciences and digital humanities. Students will participate in activities as a member of their REU Team, their Research Lab, and their REU cohort thereby creating a rich, multidisciplinary research experience that will include enrichment lectures, excursions and social events.

Other website for summer internship