REU Program Information

Pending renewal funding from the National Science Foundation. Contact to be notified of program updates.

REU program dates announced: May 27th to August 5th, 2023!

The REU Site: Engineering for Healthcare engages a diverse cohort of undergraduate students in research and curricula focused on critical engineering challenges in healthcare. REU Participants (i) perform high-impact research in partnership with engineering faculty and graduate student mentors, (ii) attend workshops and seminars dedicated to research best practices and science communications training, (iii) attend seminars and fieldtrips where important high-priority challenges in healthcare that require engineering solutions are elucidated through partnerships with clinical faculty or healthcare professionals, and (iv) disseminate their research results through both oral and written communications. REU Participants will gain an awareness of how traditional engineering principles can be applied to address modern engineering problems in the healthcare field and in society. Because of this training, REU Participants complete the program better prepared to succeed in their current undergraduate curriculum and are better prepared to make a positive impact upon entering industry, graduate or medical school. A diverse cohort of participants will be recruited for this REU Site, including students that attend universities with limited research opportunities and students that may not have previously considered research-oriented careers.

This REU Site is supported by the National Science Foundation via Award #1757128.