2013 Program


Joshua Ostrander
Indiana Wesleyan University
Prof. Kevin Kubarych
Sara Tweedy
Harvey Mudd College
Prof Heather Carlson
Alexa Carollo
Muhlenberg College
Prof Roseanne Sension
Steven Boggess
California Lutheran University
Prof. Brent Martin
Burke Gao
Brown University
Prof Julie Biteen
Daniel Steyer
University of Toledo
Prof Robert Kennedy
Amber Lott
Georgia Southern University
Prof Adam Matzger
Taylor Kelson
Colorado College
Prof Raoul Kopelman
Grayson Ritch
Kent State University
Prof Nate Szymczak
Jessie Rafson
University of Southern California
Prof Stephen Maldonado
Desiree Garcia-Torres
University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras
Prof Carol Fierke
William Crosby
University Tennessee at Martin
Prof Anne McNeil
Sarah Neville
College of the Holy Cross
Prof Nicolai Lehnert
Joseph Thomaz
Purdue University
Prof Roseanne Sension
Sarah Cox
Alma College
Prof Anne McNeil

Dates for the 2012 Domestic REU: Wednesday, May 29 – Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013

Application deadline for the summer of 2013: Friday, February 8, 2013

13 Mar 2013: The Program is now filled!

  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 two 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 mentor
Joshua Ostrander Indiana Wesleyan U josh.ostrander.at.myemail.indwes.edu Prof Kubarych
Sara Tweedy Harvey Mudd C stweedy.at.hmc.edu Prof Carlson
Alexa Carollo Muhlenberg C ac244938.at.muhlenberg.edu Prof Sension
Steven Boggess California Lutheran U sboggess.at.callutheran.edu Prof Martin
Burke Gao Brown U burke_gao.at.brown.edu Prof Biteen
Daniel Steyer U of Toledo Daniel.Steyer.at.rockets.utoledo.edu Prof Kennedy
Amber Lott Georgia Southern U al03487.at.georgiasouthern.edu Prof Matzger
Taylor Kelson Colorado C taylor.kelson.at.coloradocollege.edu Prof Kopelman
Grayson Ritch Kent State U gritch.at.kent.edu Prof Szymczak
Jessie Rafson U Southern California jrafson.at.usc.edu Prof Maldonado
Desiree Garcia-Torres U P. Rico – Rio Piedras desiree.garcia5.at.upr.edu Prof Fierke
William Crosby U Tennessee at Martin wilbcros.at.ut.utm.edu Prof McNeil
Sarah Neville C of the Holy Cross senevi14.at.g.holycross.edu Prof Lehnert
Joseph Thomaz Purdue U thomaz0.at.purdue.edu Prof Sension
Sarah Cox Alma C cox1sj.at.alma.edu Prof McNeil

Feb 18: first offers sent
Feb 18: 9 offers out: 5 acceptances, 4 pending, others under review
Feb 19: 14 offers out; 8 acceptances; 6 pending
Feb 20: 14 offers out; 9 acceptances; 5 pending
Feb 21: we’ve added a 15th spot
Feb 24: 14 offers out; 10 acceptances; 3 waiting; 1 pending (another few offers will be sent out by Feb 26)
Feb 25: 15 offers out; 11 acceptances; 4 waiting
Mar 05: 16 offers out; 13 acceptances; 2 waiting; 1 decline
Mar 13: 19 offers out; 15 acceptances; 2 declines; 2 offers rescinded

The Domestic REU Program is not open to U-M undergraduate students.
REU programs are only open to US citizens or permanent (green card) residents.

Summer 2013 is the 24th year of funding we have received from the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. Throughout that time, we have especially welcomed applications from women and students from other populations underrepresented in the sciences.

University of Michigan REU in the Chemical Sciences

We generally receive about 250-350 applications for our program each year. You will receive an automatic notification when you submit your application, along with a file number to give your recommenders. If you do not hear from us, you may assume that your application is complete. We will contact individuals whose files are incomplete.

REU Projects: are available in all subject areas. Please see the Chemistry department website for general areas of faculty interests. You may assume that every member of the faculty is interested in hosting an REU student.

In addition to a research project, there will be other activities, including field trips, meetings of all our summer students, weekly group meetings, and a poster session.

Notice to European students participating in the NSF/ACS/DAAD/ECTN program: We are excited to welcome your application to spend the summer in Ann Arbor. Please indicate your interest in the University of Michigan’s REU program to host your visit to the US when you apply through the ACS site: www.acs.org/ireu.

All REU Fellowships include: $4000 stipend, housing, and travel. All students receive internet access to their existing home university/college e-mail account. You should ensure that you are covered by an appropriate health insurance policy in order to participate in a summer research program.

For questions, contact Prof. Brian P. Coppola, Program Director: bcoppola@umich.edu