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Summer 2024 applications are CLOSED

Application deadline: Friday, February 2, 2024

The program will run from Wed May 29 – Tue Aug 6, 2024

Note: We have 344 applications this year. We will review them as quickly as possible and start to make matches with host research groups. All updates will be posted here, in this timeline.
2024 Review Timeline
February 3, 2024: Site closed to applications, send demographic survey for NSF, begin review.
February 4, 2024: 7 offers sent, 1 acceptance, 5 pending decision, 1 awaiting rsvp, 0 declines
February 5, 2024: 12 offers sent, 2 acceptances, 8 pending decision, 2 awaiting rsvp, 0 declines
February 6, 2024: 13 offers sent, 2 acceptances, 9 pending decision, 2 awaiting rsvp, 0 declines
February 7, 2024: 17 offers sent, 3 acceptances, 11 pending decision, 2 awaiting rsvp, 1 decline
February 8, 2024: 17 offers sent, 4 acceptances, 11 pending decision, 1 awaiting rsvp, 1 decline
February 9, 2024: 17 offers sent, 5 acceptances, 10 pending decision, 1 awaiting rsvp, 1 decline
February 10, 2024: 17 offers sent, 6 acceptances, 9 pending decision, 1 awaiting rsvp, 1 decline
February 11, 2024: 18 offers sent, 6 acceptances, 8 pending decision, 2 awaiting rsvp, 2 declines
February 12, 2024: 20 offers sent, 7 acceptances, 8 pending decision, 2 awaiting rsvp, 3 declines
February 12, 2024: There are now more offers out than we have space for – offers still out once the program closes are automatically rescinded.
February 13, 2024: 20 offers sent, 9 acceptances, 6 pending decision, 2 awaiting rsvp, 3 declines
February 14, 2024: 20 offers sent, 12 acceptances, 4 pending decision, 1 awaiting rsvp, 3 declines
February 15, 2024: 21 offers sent, 12 acceptances, 4 pending decision, 1 awaiting rsvp, 4 declines
February 16, 2024: 22 offers sent, 15 acceptances, 1 pending decision, 1 awaiting rsvp, 5 declines
February 17, 2024: 23 offers sent, 16 acceptances, 2 offers rescinded, 5 declines
February 17, 2024: Our 2024 program is filled. Thanks to all for your interest in U-M. Sorry we do not have more funding for more spots. We hope you will keep the University of Michigan in mind when you are planning for graduate school. Best wishes for a productive (and fun) summer.
Summer 2024 Program
Because of the number of applications we receive, offers and status updates will only be posted here so that everyone can readily monitor the progress of filling the slots. We genuinely wish we had more!
Review will not happen until the application deadline, and the first offers will go out soon after.
Note: “rsvp” in the entry space 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.
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. We do not contact applicants who have not been accepted to the program, when the spots are filled and the admission process is closed, that will be posted here.
  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
Esther Oko Muhlenberg C eoko at muhlenberg dot edu Prof. Nagorny
Aiden Cosgrove Haverford C atcosgrove at haverford dot edu Prof. Montgomery
Philip Mancino Cornell U pam289 at cornell dot edu Prof. Geva
Ella Chu Bowdoin C echu at bowdoin dot edu Prof. Wolfe
Samuel Mulgund Muhlenberg C sroter at muhlenberg dot edu Prof. Chen
Matias Moreno Pennsylvania State U msm6568 at psu dot edu Prof. Bartlett
Mireya Haran Seattle U mharan5871 at gmail dot com Prof. Sanford
Andrew Robles Williams C andrewrob090 at gmail dot com Prof. Soellner
Lizzet Solache Salgado Carleton C solachelizzet at gmail dot com Prof. Mapp
Sophia Lemieux Brandeis U sophialemieux at brandeis dit edu Prof. Lehnert
Servando Casillas C of Dupage venomg.34 at gmail dot com Prof. McNeil
Samuel Chackerian Carleton C chackerians at carleton dit edu Prof. Matzger
Rachel Lee Cooper Union rachel.lee at cooper dit edu Prof. Maldonado
Olivia Lyon Dickinson College lyono at dickinson dot edu Prof. Bartlett
Fatima Danazumi Amherst College fdanazumi at gmail dot com Prof. Marsh
Stephanie Reyes Vargas UPR-Rio Piedras stephanie.reyes10 at upr dot edu Prof. Sherman
Program start: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Program finish: Tuesday, August 6, 2024
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)
Summer 2023 Program
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
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)
Anna DiFelice
Lafayette College
Professor
Chen
Joel Asare
St Lawrence University
Professor
Ault
Lily Press
Muhlenberg College
Professor
Lehnert
Sophia Lee
Mount Holyoke College
Professor
Sension
Sophia Gospodinova
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Professor
Nagorny
Nestor Martinez
Hamilton College
Professor
McCrory
Samantha Piwoni
Lawrence University
Professor
Sension
Evan Buckwalter
Le Moyne College
Professor
Bartlett
Audrey Farrell
Smith College
Professor
Sanford
Sebastian Velez
Texas State University
Professor
Walter
Maxi Ledesma
University of Texas at Austin
Professor
Sanford
Ethan Prout
Williams College
Professor
Schindler
Carlos Agosto
UPR – Humacao
Professor
Wolfe
Riley Wexler
Muhlenberg College
Professor
Zimmerman
Gabe Jones-Thomson
Haverford College
Professor
Schindler

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.