Why should you apply for an Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at NC State University?
NC State’s Summer REU’s offer hands-on research experiences that:
- introduce students to all aspects of research (planning experiments, managing time, writing up results, and presenting work)
- familiarize participants with the ethical issues of research
- enable students to work on projects that can eventually become their senior theses
- support students as they determine if they are truly interested in pursuing a graduate degree that involves research
- assist students in deciding what field of research they would like to pursue
- help students meet individuals attending other universities, making contacts that can last a lifetime
- introduce students to mentors that can make a big difference in their future academic development
- make students more desirable candidates to graduate school search committees
- prepare students to be more competitive for national scholarships and fellowships
- provide students an insider’s look at NC State University (to which some students will apply for graduate work)
REU student participants are housed in the same location, which makes it easy to share experiences and make new friends with common interests and goals. In addition, REU participants engage in several joint activities such as: a Summer Research Program Welcoming Reception, Safety Training, Social events, the Undergraduate Research Summer Symposium and Seminars (How to Make Effective Research Poster Presentations, Seminar on Diversity, Seminar on Financing Graduate Education, Seminar on Research Ethics, Social Events, Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium).
Summer Research Programs at NC State University Links*:
- Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST)
- BeeMORE: Bees and Micobes in Organized Research Experiences
- Biotechnology Summer UG Research Experience (BIT SURE)
- CASL Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Research Program
- Food Science Summer Scholars
- FREEDM Systems Center NSF REU
- Global Engagement in Academic Research (GEAR)
- Integrative Molecular Plant Systems (IMPS)
- Kelman Scholars – Plant Pathology
- MAE REU in Composites
- MEAS – Wake Tech Program
- Nanosystems ERC for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST)
- North Carolina Global Training Initiative (GTI)
- Research Internship Summer Experience (RISE) – Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
- Science of Software in CSC
- Summer Institute in Biostatistics
Typically, Summer REU and SRE’s have application deadlines in February and early March for the upcoming summer but be sure to check with the specific program for deadline dates. For more information, use the contact information listed on the programs website.
*Please note that these are external sites not maintained by OUR and while we try to maintain up to date links, changes may occur without our office’s knowledge. Additionally, this is not a comprehensive list of all summer programs on NC State University’s campus. Check departmental websites to find other programs available.