2018 Program

Julia Smith
Haverford College
jsmith2 .at. haverford.edu
Prof. McNeil
Andrew Rice
Muhlenberg College
ar251376 .at. muhlenberg.edu
Prof. Sherman
Chu Thet Ywe
Earlham College
ctywe15 .at. earlham.edu
Prof. Wolfe
Dali Davis
U West Georgia
ddavis20 .at. my.westga.edu
Prof. Wolfe
Juan Venerio Trejo
El Camino College
venerio77 .at. hotmail.com
Prof. McCrory
Angel Luis Valzquez-Maldonado
UPR Rio Piedras
angel.vazquez24 .at. upr.edu
Prof. Bridwell-Rabb
Christopher Azaldegui
St. Edward’s U
cazaldeg .at. stedwards.edu
Prof. Mapp
Madelaine Howell
Arizona State University
madeleine.r.howell .at asu.edu
Prof. Goodson
Andrea Marcano Delgado
UPR Rico-Humacao
andrea.marcano1 .at. upr.edu
Prof. Chen
Beau Schweitzer
Berea College
Beau_Schweitzer .at. berea.edu
Prof. Bailey
Savannah Haas
Villanova University
shaas5 .at. villanova.edu
Prof. Pratt
Froylan Fernandez
Millersville U
fofernan .at. millersville.edu
Prof. Szymczak
Geraldo Duran-Camacho
UPR Rio Piedras
geraldo.duran1 .at. upr.edu
Prof. Sanford
Shay Nguyen
UCSB
ngannguyen6426 .at. gmail.com
Prof. Sanford
Patricia Armenta
LA Harbor C
patty_az96 .at. ymail.com
Prof. Lehnert

Welcome. The University of Michigan Department of Chemistry will once again offer its long-running REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Site in 2018. The entire faculty welcomes interest in its research programs, and projects are available in all disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of study. Please spend some time to acqaint yourself with the research interests of our faculty. Descriptions of research clusters/fields of study and associated faculty will give you a good overview of the research areas available to you

All REU Fellowships include: $4500 stipend, housing, and all travel. All students receive internet access through 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.

Monday, Nov 27, 2017: Applications OPEN for Summer 2018 (Wed, May 30 – Tue, Aug 7, 2018).’

Friday, Feb 9, 2018: Application deadline. Applications CLOSED.

Monday, Feb 12, 2018: We are currently reviewing over 340 applications for the 2018 program.

Watch this space for progress in how the offers are going. As long as there are open spots, we are still in the process and if you have not heard from us, you still might. It takes a little while for the faculty review on individual files, so the offers roll out over time as we hear back about the finalists.

Friday, Feb 16, 2018: 12 offers sent, 0 acceptances, 0 declines, 13 spots open
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018: 13 offers sent, 9 acceptances, 0 declines, 4 spots open
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018: 13 offers sent, 11 acceptances, 0 declines, 2 spots open
Monday, Feb 19, 2018: 13 offers sent, 11 acceptances, 0 declines, 2 spots open
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2018: 17 offers sent, 15 acceptances, 1 decline, 0 spots open (1 outstanding offer is now alternate)

Program Full – Thanks for your interest in the UM-REU 2018

We will post updates here at this site. Only students who receive offers will be contacted directly. The status of offers and acceptances will be shown here.

  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 Professor/mentor
Savannah Haas Villanova U shaas5 .at. villanova.edu Prof. Pratt
Julia Smith Haverford C jsmith2 .at. haverford.edu Prof. McNeil
Madelaine Howell Arizona State U madeleine.r.howell .at asu.edu Prof. Goodson
Andrew Rice Muhlenberg C ar251376 .at. muhlenberg.edu Prof. Sherman
Chu Thet Ywe Earlham C ctywe15 .at. earlham.edu Prof. Wolfe
Dali Davis U West Georgia ddavis20 .at. my.westga.edu Prof. Wolfe
Geraldo Duran-Camacho UPR Rio Piedras geraldo.duran1 .at. upr.edu Prof. Sanford
Andrea Marcano Delgado UPR Rico-Humacao andrea.marcano1 .at. upr.edu Prof. Chen
Juan Venerio Trejo El Camino College venerio77 .at. hotmail.com Prof. McCrory
Christopher Azaldegui St. Edward’s U cazaldeg .at. stedwards.edu Prof. Mapp
Shay Nguyen UCSB ngannguyen6426 .at. gmail.com Prof. Sanford
Beau Schweitzer Berea C Beau_Schweitzer .at. berea.edu Prof. Bailey
Angel Luis Valzquez-Maldonado UPR Rio Piedras angel.vazquez24 .at. upr.edu Prof. Bridwell-Rabb
Froylan Fernandez Millersville U fofernan .at. millersville.edu Prof. Szymczak
Patricia Armenta LA Harbor C patty_az96 .at. ymail.com Prof. Lehnert

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 2018 is the 29th 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 interest. You may assume that every member of the faculty is interested in hosting an REU student. See links at the top of this page, in the first paragraph.

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: $4500 stipend, housing, and all travel. All students receive internet access through 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
Angie Cox, Program Coordinator: abfoster@umich.edu