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REU Program

The Program will run from June 6 through August 12, 2022.

Fields of Research

REU Participant, Vasiki Konneh, performing research

Our REU participants can choose from a variety of fields based on their interests. Our current offerings are:

Once a student is accepted, they will be matched with a faculty member in their preferred field and integrated into an ongoing research project.

About REU at Minnesota

Soudan Mine Visit: The Soudan Mine houses the MINOS (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) detector and the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) 1/2-mile underground.
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Participants receive a stipend of $6000.00

In addition to the stipend we provide:

  • Housing
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Access to University amenities

Activities include:

  • GRE prep sessions
  • Weekly luncheon seminars
  • Poster session
  • Safety and ethics training
  • Training and access to the machine shop and Nanofabrication Center

Social events may include:

  • Guthrie Theater production
  • Major league baseball game
  • Riverboat cruise
  • Science Museum of Minnesota visit

Education Eligibility:
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

For more information, contact

Students of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

2021 REU Program

The 2021 REU Program ran from May 31 - August 6, 2021.

This years participants were:

Participant Home Institution Research Advisor Research Presentation
Daniel Caballero Boston University Claudia Scarlata & Vihang Mehta  
Anjali Dziarski Indiana University Ken Heller Mu2e Tracker Construction: Developing Ideas and Prototypes for Mu2e-II
Bella Finkel Skidmore College Vuk Mandic  
Johanna Harding Colby College Michael Coughlin  
Gabe Holum Concordia College, Moorhead Prisca Cushman  
Tyler Hull University of South Florida Elias Puchner Optimization of DCAB (Diffusion Contrast After Bleaching) Fluorescence Microscopy in Living Cells
Giovani Leone University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Greg Pawloski Simulating Events in a Proposed Neutrino  Detector for Space Flight
Adrian Macias College of the Sequoias Patrick Kelly  
Brandon Reed University of Minnesota, Duluth Michael Coughlin Light Curve Fitting for Fast-Transient Searches
Margaret Shepherd Macalester College Evan Skillman SHIELD Galaxies with Offset Neutral Gas Distributions
Sophia Stevens St. Olaf College Nadja Strobbe  
Carter Swift Macalester College Jorge Vinals  
Abigail Tadlock Mount Holyoke College Andrew Furmanski