2020 Program

Program cancelled (March 25, 2020) due to coronavirus pandemic.

Summer 2020 • Wed, May 27 – Tue, Aug 4, 2020

FEB 21: The SUMMER 2020 program is filled. Thanks for your interest. We wish we
had 20 more spots. Best wishes for a successful research summer.

Monday, Nov 25, 2019: Applications OPEN
Friday, Feb 14, 2020: Applications CLOSED
Monday, Feb 10, 2020: We will start reviewing applications for the 2020 program.
Friday, Feb 14: First offers sent. NOTE that there are 10 spots and often more than 10 total offers pending. When the final spot is taken, all outstanding offers are withdrawn. The timestamp on emails will serve as the arbiter of when a response is logged.

Feb 14: 12 invitations sent; 5 acceptances, 3 RSVPs, 0 declines
Feb 15: 12 invitations sent; 8 acceptances, 4 RSVPs, 0 declines
Feb 16: 12 invitations sent; 9 acceptances, 3 RSVPs, 0 declines
Feb 21: 13 invitations sent; 10 acceptances, 2 offers rescinded, 1 decline

Friday, Feb 21: Program filled for 2020

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
Alexander Goldberg Muhlenberg C amgoldberg .at. muhlenberg.edu Professor Carlson
Zahra Gandhi Lafayette C gandhiz .at. lafayette.edu Professor Chen
Blessing Oloyede U North Texas blessingoloyede .at. my.unt.edu Professor Frank
Josias Ochoa-Lozano U Riverside jocho016 .at. ucr.edu Professor McCrory
Kameron Medine Brown U kameron_medine .at. brown.edu Professor Cernak
Rebecca Parham Hendrix C parhamrl .at. hendrix.edu Professor Ault
Hannah Christianson Barnard C hsc2142 .at barnard.edu Professor Schindler
Diego Orea Cal State U SM orea001 .at. cougars.csusm.edu Professor Narayan
Myesha Brown La Salle U Brownm59 .at student.lasalle.edu Professor Sanford
Aaron Chavarria Cal State U LB aaron.chavarria .at student.csulb.edu Professor Nagorny
2 offers rescinded
1 declined

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 2020 will be the 30th 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.

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