Summer Research Experiences

The goal of the ten-week Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is to provide hands-on scientific research activities in Center laboratories. Stipends are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential and compatibility of personal interests and long-term career goals with current Center research interests. If selected, the student will be matched with a faculty research mentor. REU participants are selected from a nationwide pool of undergraduates, including University of Chicago students. Applicants with computational science backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. At the conclusion of their projects, students will produce a written summary report and present their findings at a symposium.

In 2012 students presented their work at a symposium.

Get information about the 2014 REU summer program.


Any questions regarding the Center’s education and outreach programs should be addressed to:
Dr. Barry Aprison
CCSB & IGSB Education and Outreach Director
or at (773) 834-2787.