The University of Wisconsin–Madison Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering host an annual summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Selected participants spend 10 weeks conducting research in one of three areas: chemistry, chemical engineering, or biological engineering.

Summer 2024 Program Details

Dates: May 28 to August 3

Stipend: $6,000

Apply online by Feb. 15


Eligible students are undergraduates who have
a strong desire to complete a Ph.D. and meet the
following criteria:

  • Have completed their sophomore or junior
    years of college.
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0
  • Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    enrolled in an accredited college or university.

REU Program Highlights

  • Multiple, faculty-led seminars each week on various Materials topics
  • Professional Development program
  • An end-of-summer REU poster session in which students present their research results and conclusions
  • Social activities with students from other REU programs
  • A summer in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin
  • Students receive a stipend of $6,000
  • Housing and travel to and from Madison are provided
  • Individual research project

Research opportunities in the Department of Chemistry are offered in the following areas:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemical Education
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry

Research opportunities in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering are offered in the following areas:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bioscience and Engineering
  • Colloids/Particle Technology
  • Kinetics and Catalysis
  • Materials
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Polymers and Rheology
  • Reactor Modeling and Reaction Engineering
  • Systems, Modeling, and Control
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport Phenomena

Deadline to apply, February 15

Program Contact:

Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Director REU in Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering
1415 Engineering Drive
3035 Engineering Hall
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 890-1534