REU Opportunities

Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Summer 2017  (listed by Deadline)



Various REU sites by the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate.  You can search by your interest topic.


Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE)
Oak Ridge National Laboatory

Deadline:  February 1, 2017 (Suggested deadline, but  continue to accept application until positions are filled)

Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities for undergraduate students. The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of ORNL to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy, while at the same time contributing to the Laboratory mission.


Sustainable Urgan Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduate
Urban Water Innovation Network

Deadline: February 10, 2017

The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) offers its second Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for the summer of 2017. Participants will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas. Students with different research interests – social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – will be placed with a team of mentors at institutions in urban areas across the nation. The program will start and end at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co. 


2017 EERE Robotics Summer Interships
US. Department of Energy

Deadline: February 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in computer science, engineering, mathematics and statistics, physics and other physical sciences disciplines.  The program provides opportunities for recent high school graduates, undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates, to intern at federal national laboratories and private sector organizations throughout the United States.  This program is a partnership between the public and private sectors to continue the development of the future robotics technical, engineering, and advanced manufacturing workforce.


REU in Data-Centric Computing
University of Houston

Deadline:  February 15, 2017 (however, will accept additional application until March 15th)

The program is designed to infuse qualified undergraduates with enthusiasm toward both graduate level education and a career in research. Participants will make important contributions to the Department's ongoing research efforts.


Summer Research Opportunities in Computing (SROC)
Indiana University, Bloomington

Deadline: February 17, 2017

IU-SROC (Summer Research Opportunities in Computing) is a ten-week summer research program in the School of Informatics and Computing designed to attract high potential minority and majority students into graduate school in the fields of computer science, bioinformatics, human centered computing, computer vision, health informatics, security, cloud computing, Interactive Intelligent Systems, text mining and high performance computing.  Dates are May 19th through July 28th. Students should plan to arrive before 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017, and can depart after the Closing Luncheon scheduled from 10:30 am–1:30 pm on July 28th, 2017.


REU in Socially Relevant Computing
UNC Charlotte

Deadline: February 19, 2017

Program engages undergraduate students in socially relevant computing research. The program immerses students in a truly collaborative research community. We teach research skills through training sessions and experiential, hands-on learning, while students are active contributors to a community of practice that includes faculty, graduate students, and peers.   Students have the opportunity to explore and advance the state of the art in pervasive computing, computer vision, data visualization, social networks, and human-computer interaction to address real-world problems with broad societal impact. Past projects have included the development of algorithms for analyzing medical images to improve clinical diagnosis of heart conditions and breast cancer, creation and evaluation of serious games for teaching introductory concepts in computer science, studies of privacy and user expectations in social media, and the design of smart spaces for museum artifact preservation.


REU in Interactive Virtual Experiences
University of Southern California

Deadline: February 19, 2017

The Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduates in interactive virtual experiences. A multidisciplinary research institute affiliated with the University of Southern California, the ICT was established in 1999 to combine leading academic researchers in computing with the creative talents of Hollywood and the video game industry. Having grown to encompass over 130 faculty, staff, and students in a diverse array of fields, the ICT represents a unique interdisciplinary community brought together with a core unifying mission: advancing the state-of-the-art for creating virtual experiences so compelling that people will react as if they were real.


REU in Internet of Things
Florida Atlantic University

Deadline: February 22, 2017 (however, will accept additional application until March 22nd)

Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) hosts an intensive summer research program in sensing and smart systems for talented undergraduate students across the country.  Closely related to the Internet of Things, smart systems represent an emerging class of distributed systems that provide real-time awareness of conditions, trends, and patterns to support improved decision-making, and often, automation. The on-campus research will focus on I-SENSE’s three main program areas: Infrastructure Systems, Marine and Environment and Health and Behavior.


REU in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
Oakland University Campus

Deadline: February 28, 2017

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs support active research participation by undergraduate students in Computing, Information Science, and Engineering (CISE) areas of research that are funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students . This program provides indirect funding for undergraduate students to participate in research. The application form is a common application form used by universities with National Science Foundation sponsored REU programs. Our University's program supports this activity.


Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS)
Oak Ridge National laboratry

Deadline: February 28, 2017

The NESLS program is a cooperative research initiative geared toward students working in nuclear engineering and science. Through internships, NESLS offers students hands-on educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory.

REU in Engineering Modeling and Computational Research (EMCoR)
North Carolina A&T

Deadline: March 3, 2017

This project will offer a ten-week summer program focused on computational models in engineering. Computer-based models or computational models are used to understand and analyze natural and engineered systems, and are indispensable in modern science and engineering. Computational models are now widely-accepted, along with theory and experiment, as a crucial third mode of scientific research and engineering design. The undergraduate research experience in this project provides the REU scholars with competitive skill sets valued by the computational research domain.


REU in Security and Privacy Preservating Cyber Physical Systems
Tennessee Tech University

Deadline: March 10, 2017

The vision of "Smart Cities" refers to cities, strongly founded on information and communication technologies (ICT), that are able to offer novel services to citizens in order to provide unprecedented improvements in the overall quality of their life. Smart cities aim to tackle many critical problems, accompanying the current overwhelming urbanization process, for example, traffic jams, environment pollution, and natural resource limits. Motivated by the recent advances in the fields of wireless technology, sensors, and electronics, and networks, smart cities will sew communication and sensor capabilities into the cities' infrastructures to optimize electrical, transport, health, and other logistical operations supporting daily life, thereby improving the quality of life for everyone. Cyber physical systems (CPSs) will be ubiquitous in the future smart cities. The primary focus of this project is to engage students with various research topics related to the security and privacy of cyber physical systems (CPSs) with focusing on smart cities applications. The students will learn from an expert group of faculty how to design, implement, and assess research projects in the areas that are becoming crucial for the safety and privacy of our lives. In addition, students will improve their skills by participating in technical workshops, presentations, and professional development activities.


REU Security and Mobile Sensing
Columbus State University

Deadline: March 11, 2017

Students will participate in an 8-week research experience at Columbus State University in researching problems and issues related to security, privacy, authentication, data integrity, and malware for Mobile Sensing Environments. For the year 2017, the program will run from May 30/ 2017 to July 26 / 2017. This site is supported by the Department of Defense in partnership with the NSF REU program. 


REU at Temple University

Deadline: March 17, 2017

The goal of this program is to offer motivated undergraduate students from institutions across the nation with competitive research experience in mobile cloud computing topics. This is an 8 week residential program to be held on Temple University's main campus located in the city of Philadelphia. Besides working on cutting-edge research topics, participants will get to experience the social and cultural life of Philadelphia through organized events, and connect with students from all across the country. This is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on next generation technologies. Through the REU program, students will acquire skills necessary to formulate and solve a research problem, preparing them for graduate studies. Students will also hone their scientific communication proficiency, both oral and written.