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Research experiences with faculty mentors give talented undergraduates a chance to see and take part in what is happening on the front lines of discovery. Here’s how students bring learning to life.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

This summer program invites undergraduates from UD and other institutions to participate in intensive 10+ week research programs with faculty mentors working on real-world problems. This is a list of programs that were available in Summer 2022.

Center for Biomechanical Engineering (CBER)

  • 10-week, full-time, summer research experience
  • A research advisor and host bioengineering laboratory
  • $6,000 stipend for each student
  • University housing supplement
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Contact: nelson@udel.edu

Center for Composite Materials (CCM)

  • 12-week, full-time, summer research experience
  • Research projects with graduate student and faculty mentorship
  • Multidisciplinary teams on a variety of research topics
  • Interdisciplinary research symposium
  • Application deadline: April 30
  • Contact: Kristen Scully kscully@udel.edu

Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI)

  • 10-week, full-time, summer research experience
  • Research projects with graduate student and faculty mentorship
  • Research seminars and professional development workshops
  • Industry and government lab site visits
  • $6,000 stipend for each student
  • University housing supplement for external applicants
  • Interdisciplinary research symposium
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Contact: cpi-info@udel.edu

Sustainable, Resilient Transportation Systems

  • 10-week, full-time, summer research experience
  • $6,000 stipend for each student
  • Reimbursement for travel up to $500
  • University housing supplement
  • Interdisciplinary research symposium
  • Application deadline: March 14
  • Contact: jtatar@udel.edu

Energy Research Internship (DEI/CCEI/RAPID)

  • 10-week, full-time, summer research experience
  • $4,000 stipend for each student
  • University housing supplement
  • Interdisciplinary research symposium
  • Application deadline: March 15
  • Contact: dei-info@udel.edu

Materials Research Experience for Undergrads (CHARM)

  • 10-week, full-time, summer research experience
  • $6,000 stipend for each student
  • Opportunities for experimental or computational research in soft or hard materials
  • Research lab and industry site visits to broaden the scope of learning
  • Interdisciplinary research symposium
  • University housing supplement for external applicants
  • Application deadline: February 15
  • Contact: kbothi@udel.edu

Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi-modal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

  • 10-week, full-time, summer research experience
  • Attendees from institutions in Delaware, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia.
  • $4,500 stipend for each student
  • University housing supplement for non-UD students
  • Application deadline: April 8
  • Contact: jtatar@udel.edu

Research Opportunities for Current Students

Undergraduate Research Program

The University of Delaware believes that exceptionally capable and well-motivated students should be given a chance, while they are still beginners, to see and have a part in what is happening at the frontiers of knowledge today. Toward that end, undergraduates work as assistants or junior members of their faculty research teams. Preparing to do their own research, they have the opportunity to share in a professional researcher’s work.

Science & Engineering Scholars Program

The Science and Engineering Scholars Program combines the resources of the University’s science and engineering colleges and research centers, the Undergraduate Research Program, and industrial and government sponsors to give the selected students in-depth research apprenticeships in all areas of science and engineering

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