Image showing REU participants at different program activities.

REU Program

Fields of 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.

REU Participant, Vasiki Konneh, performing research

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 $7,000 to cover their living expenses during the 10 weeks.

In addition to the stipend we provide:

  • On-Campus Dormitory Housing
  • Travel reimbursement up to $600

Activities include:

  • Weekly luncheon seminars
  • Poster session
  • Safety and ethics training

Social events may include:

  • Minneapolis Institute of Art visit
  • 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.

Activities from Past Years

2024 Program

The REU Program will run from June 3 - August 9 in 2024.


2023 REU Program

The 2023 REU Program ran from June 5 - August 11, 2023.


2023 REU Participants in Tate Hall entryway

This years participants were:

ParticipantHome InstitutionResearch AdvisorResearch Presentation
Evan ArchCarleton CollegeDan DahlbergMeasuring the Size of a Photon; Poster
John AuerbachPennsylvania State UniversityJeremy MansExtending the Search for Disappearing Muon Tracks to the HCAL Barrel of the CMS Detector; Poster
Seth BuesingMacalester CollegeAleksey ChermanMapping Phase Transitions in a Villain Formulation 2D Scalar XY Model; Poster
Brook BurbridgeValparaiso UniversityTom JonesSimulating Radio Relics Using MHD; Poster
Sam CarlsonBethel UniversityOgnjen IlicMetamaterials in Motion: Opto-mechanical Manipulation of Photonic Metasurfaces; Poster
Alesya DewlandWellesley CollegeVlad PribiagDeveloping in situ SIN Tunnel Junctions; Poster
Wade HernandezAppalachian State UniversityZhen LiuThe Standard Model; Poster
Anna JanniUniversity of MinnesotaDan DahlbergThe Effect of Metallic-coating on AFM Cantilever Noise; Poster
Catherine La RiviereWellesley CollegeJorge ViñalsTopology and Motion in 1/2 Loop Disclination in 3D Nematic Liquid Crystals; Poster
LeighAnna ZielskePacific Lutheran UniversityMichael CoughlinData Analysis for ZTF SCoPe; Poster