Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UW–Madison

Each summer, GLBRC hosts a group of undergraduate students to participate in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, designed to immerse students in research. Mentors guide students throughout the research process, from designing their experiments to presenting their findings on a poster. Students participate in professional development activities, build references for graduate school, and explore research as a potential career.

GLBRC's REU program is run in partnership with the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Department of Chemistry, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and the Biological SIGNALS program. Read the descriptions below to learn more about the program topic areas.

*These programs intend to offer an in-person program during the summer of 2021; however, if necessary they will offer an online research program. Please visit respective program sites for details.

Program Topic Areas

Biological Interactions: Phenotype, Genotype, & Environment

There is a seemingly endless amount of variation found in living organisms which results in many and varied phenotypes. This variation allows individuals to adapt and thrive in ever changing, complex environments. Science has made great gains in cataloging the building blocks of diversity through genome sequencing efforts; however, an organism's phenotype is not always what scientists would predict due to the interaction of the genome and the environment. The NSF-REU Biological Interactions Summer Research Program seeks to help diverse undergraduate students to explore biology through observation of phenotype and to investigate the influence of genotype, environment and interactions of the two on phenotype.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, visit the official program page.

REU in Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering

Students participating in this program explore phenomena in the fields of chemistry and chemical and biological engineering through hands-on research projects in the laboratories of faculty in the Department of Chemistry or Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, visit the official program page.

REU in the Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy

Students participating in this program conduct research on the development of new materials for renewable energy, including projects on bioenergy. Projects are housed in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, visit the official program page.

Location
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Timing/Duration
June 1- August 7
Who Should Apply
Students who are African American, Hispanic, Native American, Southeast Asian, Native Alaskan or Native Pacific Islander or who are from low-income homes or who are the first in their family to attend college or who attend small liberal arts institutions without broad research facilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Stipend
$6,000. Housing and travel to and from Madison are provided
Application Deadline