Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

2015 Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates

May 17 to July 25, 2015
Summer 2015 Program

Summer REU 2014 Calendar

(2015 Summer Calendar coming soon)

The NSF-funded CEM Research Experience for Undergraduates program focuses on fundamental and applied science of exotic and novel materials and next-generation electronics that move toward a new generation of low-power-dissipation high-density electronics. Research involves a wide range of projects, from injection and detection of spin-polarized electrons in silicon or graphene to growth and characterization of complex oxide multilayer structures for possible computer memory applications.

Students will participate in professional development activities focusing on preparing for graduate school and research related careers. They will also participate in peer networking and social activities. Successful REU applicants will be paired with a faculty mentor from a core CEM department (Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Chemistry) and will perform experimental or computational research projects aligned with CEM focal areas.

This 10-WEEK UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM includes a stipend of $5000, reasonable travel costs, and housing (dorm room – two people per room). Participants have access to OSU library and COTA bus transportation.


A complete application packet includes:
(1) Completed application (either mailed in or emailed to:
(2) An Official Undergraduate Transcript
(3) 2 Letters of Recommendation (Forms for letters are included in the application)

Applications are available for download from the following links. For first consideration, please submit applications by February 15, 2015.

2015 Summer REU Application

Eligibility Requirements

US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in physics, materials science, chemistry, or electrical/computer engineering. Members of groups under-represented in engineering or physical sciences are especially encouraged to apply.


Contact Michelle McCombs ( or 614-247-8084).

This announcement is available as a PDF flyer. Please feel free to forward it to any interested students or applicable programs.