Site CLOSED to applications
Application deadline: Friday, February 3, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023: We are actively reviewing almost 225 applications to the program.
Monday, February 6, 2023: We are aiming for 15 participants this year.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023: 15 spots: 9 offers (7 out, 2 rsvp, 0 acceptances)
Thursday, February 9, 2023: 15 spots: 11 offers (5 out, 4 rsvp, 2 acceptances)
Friday, February 10, 2023: 15 spots: 13 offers (5 out, 4 rsvp, 3 acceptances, 1 decline)
Saturday, February 11, 2023: 15 spots: 15 offers (2 out, 9 rsvp, 3 acceptances, 1 decline)
Sunday, February 12, 2023: 15 spots: 15 offers (1 out, 8 rsvp, 5 acceptances, 1 decline)
Monday, February 13, 2023: 15 spots: 15 offers (1 out, 6 rsvp, 7 acceptances, 1 decline)
Tuesday, February 14, 2023: 15 spots: 15 offers (1 out, 4 rsvp, 9 acceptances, 1 decline)
Wednesday, February 15, 2023: 15 spots: 16 offers (0 out, 4 rsvp, 10 acceptances, 2 decline)
Thursday, February 16, 2023: 15 spots: 17 offers (1 out, 3 rsvp, 11 acceptances, 2 decline)
Friday, February 17, 2023: 15 spots: 17 offers (0 out, 3 rsvp, 12 acceptances, 2 decline)
Saturday, February 18, 2023: 15 spots: 19 offers (2 out, 1 rsvp, 12 acceptances, 4 decline)
Sunday, February 19, 2023: 15 spots: 22 offers (4 out, 1 rsvp, 12 acceptances, 5 decline)
Monday, February 20, 2023: 15 spots: 22 offers (3 out, 0 rsvp, 13 acceptances, 6 decline)
Tuesday, February 21, 2023: 15 spots: 22 offers (3 out, 0 rsvp, 13 acceptances, 6 decline)
Wednesday, February 22, 2023: 15 spots: 22 offers (2 out, 0 rsvp, 14 acceptances, 6 decline)
Thursday, February 23, 2023: 16 spots: 22 offers (0 out, 0 rsvp, 16 acceptances, 6 decline)
The program is filled for 2023. Thanks to all for your interest. Please keep the University of Michigan in mind when you make plans for your graduate school applications.
Note: “rsvp” means that the spot is not claimed yet because the person is still thinking and/or waiting for another program to reply. Until there are names in all 15 spots, there are still openings. And we use a rolling admissions process which means there can be more offers out than we have spaces for, and after we fill the available spots, the remaining outstanding offers are automatically cancelled.
  1. Offers are made via e-mail only.
  2. Only the selected and accepted applicants will be announced in the space below.
  3. Because of the large number of applications we receive, we do not contact applicants who have not been accepted to the program.
  4. We use a rolling acceptance, and make offers to a greater number of students than we have spots for because many students have applied to multiple schools. Under no circumstance should you accept an offer from an REU program unless you are committed to that program. When you say ‘yes’ to a position in a professional setting, you should mean it.
  5. In general, you have a week or so to make up your mind. By all means, you should contact other programs to which you have applied with this offer, if you have decided there are programs whose offer you will take over ours.
Offer/Accept School e-mail Professor/mentor
Anna DiFelice Lafayette C difelica at lafayette dot edu Prof. Chen
Joel Asare St Lawrence U jyasar21 at stlawu dot edu Prof. Ault
Lily Press Muhlenberg C lhpress at muhlenberg dot edu Prof. Lehnert
Sophia Lee Mount Holyoke C lee68s at mtholyoke dot edu Prof. Sension
Sophia Gospodinova Rose Hulman IT gospodse at rose-hulman dot edu Prof. Nagorny
Nestor Martinez Hamilton C nlmartin at hamilton dot edu Prof. McCrory
Samantha Piwoni Lawrence U piwonis at lawrence dot edu Prof. Sension
Evan Buckwalter Le Moyne C buckwael at lemoyne dot edu Prof. Bartlett
Audrey Farrell Smith C alfarrell at smith dot edu Prof. Sanford
Sebastian Velez Texas State U xqz4 at txstate dot edu Prof. Walter
Rachel Furge Denison U furge_r1 at denison dot edu Prof. Geva
Maxi Ledesma U Texas Austin maxledesma at utexas dot edu Prof. Sanford
Ethan Prout Williams C ep7 at williams dot edu Prof. Schindler
Carlos Agosto UPR – Humacao carlos.agosto5 at upr dot edu Prof. Wolfe
Riley Wexler Muhlenberg C rwexler at muhlenberg dot edu Prof. Zimmerman
Gabe Jones-Thomson Haverford C            gjonesthom at haverford dot edu Prof. Schindler     
Program start: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Program finish: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Students must be in residence for the full 10 weeks
(a general REU problem for students on quarters)

Students must be fully vaccinated, per U-M rules

Stipend (10 weeks): $5000.00
Travel: fully covered
Housing: shared 2-4 person near-campus apartments with kitchens and other amenities (see FAQ)
Food: on your own (bring your favorite recipes)

The University of Michigan REU Site in Chemistry provides a full time research experience in any of our
research groups. The faculty consider the REU to be one of out most important activities because these are exactly the type of programs that got all of us interested in science in the first place!

Please review the research interests of the faculty at the department’s web site. You should assume that many, many possible REU projects exist in everyone’s group. All projects will be supervised one-on-one by a graduate student or postdoctoral mentor.


Descriptions of research clusters /fields of study and associated faculty will give you a good overview of the research areas available to you.
We actively welcome and hold the majority of our spots for students from undergraduate-oriented and community college settings where graduate level research experiences do not exist, and for students from other under-resourced settings.
The U-M Chemistry graduate program is also one of the most broadly demographically diverse departments in the country, and we are completely committed to supporting and promoting a welcome and high-value environment for all of our students.
Brian Coppola, Professor of Chemistry and REU Program Director
Melanie Sanford, Professor of Chemistry and REU Program Co-Director

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs are
funded by the US National Science Foundation.