Dear Undergraduate Students,
The NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students and supports active research participation by undergraduates in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects.  This type of summer experience is important if you plan to pursue graduate studies. It can greatly strengthen your resume.
Each student accepted by an REU program is associated with a specific research project, where they work closely with faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends to cover living expenses and, in many cases, are provided assistance with housing and travel. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
By using NSF’s web page, Search for an REU Site, you can find opportunities across the U.S., in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you can search by keywords to identify sites by a particular research topic or with certain features, such as a particular location.

For information and application materials, contact the individual funded sites. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

If you are interested in applying to an active REU site within SUNY, please review the information and links below. We’ve included an REU site from NY Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center as well. 
Site Name
Research Topics/Keywords
Binghamton University
Renewable Energy Generation and Storage. Will focus on important scientific, technological, and training needs in the energy sector with research opportunities ranging from battery materials to photovoltaics and energy efficient systems.
University at Buffalo
Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Sustainability, Pollution Prevention, Air Pollution, Water Pollution
University at Buffalo
Materials Research, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Materials Informatics, Interdisciplinary Research
Stony Brook University
Physics, Astronomy, Experiment, Theory, Computational Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Accelerator, Nuclear, High Energy Physics, AMO, Theoretical Cosmology and the Laser Teaching Center.
Stony Brook University
Computational and Data Science, High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, Neurobiology, Chemistry, Physics, Digital Arts, Linguistics.
Stony Brook University
Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and Environment
Stony Brook University 
Spectroscopy, Biological Chemistry and Synthesis with wide-reaching applications in climate change, energy sources, biomolecular recognition, and human health that will benefit society
SUNY College at Oswego
Public Health Trauma Research
NY Department of Health, Wadsworth Center
Biosciences, collaborative research, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, computational biology, bioinformatics
NSF REU Site Areas
Good luck, and please let us know if you have any questions.