How to Apply


  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • REU Dates: May 20 – August 2, 2024

Applications are being Accepted.

Come join us!


Application Requirements:
To apply to this REU through the Google Form, you’ll need to supply:

  • Contact information for 2 recommenders. Please note that recommenders will not be contacted unless you are in the final pool of applicants.
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A resume and answers to the below questions as a single PDF.

In the third page of the application form, you will be asked to upload a resume and document with answers to the below questions; please don’t fill out this form until you’re ready to do so. Each question should be answered separately in 1 paragraph.

  • How have you helped others?
  • The focus of this REU is on materials science, with a particular focus on accelerating discovery through data-rich approaches. What about materials science is interesting to you? Please also discuss your experience with materials science, if any.
  • What is your background in STEM? Please describe your interest in STEM and previous experience with STEM (classes, research experience, coding experience, etc.) if any.
  • What are your career plans after getting a bachelor’s degree? Please describe the potential impact you envision this summer research experience having on your future plans. 


In order to participate (and receive payments/reimbursements), students must meet the following requirements:

  • Current U.S. citizenship, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent residency
  • Current enrollment in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree
    • High-school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study are also eligible to participate
    • Students who have received their bachelor’s degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are generally not eligible to participate
  • Availability for full-time research work MondayFriday, 9:00am-5:00pm from late May to the end of July.  

Non-US citizens/nationals/residents may participate but cannot be financially supported by the program in any way and so must also demonstrate that they have the means to support themselves during the summer.

Statement on Underrepresented groups:

The REU projects described here offer an opportunity to tap the nation’s diverse student talent pool and broaden participation in science and engineering.  Toward that end, we particularly encourage women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering (including Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander) to apply.

Stipend & Housing

Participants will receive a stipend of $6,600 for the summer, be provided room and board at Mines, and receive a travel allowance.


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