NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

The National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provides ten undergraduate students from universities across the nation an opportunity to work alongside Idaho university faculty and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) researchers. During the 10-week program held at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls, students will complete projects related to advanced manufacturing. At the end of the program, they will share their work with an active research community, co-author publications and present their research findings.

Applications for the 2024 REU Program are now closed.

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Program Overview:

  • The 10-week program invites 10 undergraduate students from the nation’s 2-year and 4-year institutions.
  • Students collaborate with INL researchers as well as faculty from Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho at the CAES headquarters near the INL Research Campus in Idaho Falls.
  • Projects focus on advanced manufacturing utilizing CAES’ cutting-edge facilities and equipment (including a scanning transmission electron microscope, instruments for manufacturing sensors and instrumentation for extreme environments).

Program Details:

  • Program Dates: June 3 to August 9, 2024.
  • Application Period: Open until March 4, 2024.
  • Stipends and Housing: Selected students receive a $600 weekly stipend, housing, meal per diem, and travel allowances.
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