Research and Individualized Student Experiences

Student Resources

The National Science Foundation supports many research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. The NSF states that an REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.  Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials.

By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units around the world. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.

There are local area REU opportunities that can be found at the University of Rochester.  Also, Syracuse University has an Interactive Biomaterials REU,  an Undergraduate Trauma Research Training Program,  and REU programs in their Chemistry Department.

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History also has an REU opportunity through their Natural History Research Experiences internship program.

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Penfield Library Resources

Live chat with Penfield Librarians is available via: Ask a Librarian

Access to subject specific searches and librarians is available via: Research Guides by Subject