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REU Program

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.

Activities from Past Years

2022 REU Program

The 2022 REU Program ran from June 6 - August 12, 2022.

This years participants were:

Participant Home Institution Research Advisor Research Presentation
Malachy Bloom Carleton College Vuk Mandic Angular Resolution of the Search for Anisotropic SGWBs with LISA; Poster
Kat Del Cairo University of Texas, Austin Elias Puchner Poster
Claire Dwyer Vassar College Jeremy Mans  
Justus Fagan Austin College Vincent Noireaux Exploration of Dynamic pH and Temperature Measurements in TXTL; Poster
Emily Foley Wake Forest University Michael Coughlin Simulations of Compact Binary Merger Events in Preparation for Forthcoming LIGO Observing Runs; Poster
Anne Lashbrook Saint Louis University Nadja Strobbe

Study of the Two Lepton Channel Sensitivity in Low-pTmiss Top Squark Searches; Poster

Will Leija Texas State University Ken Heller Measurement of Leak Properties of Mu2e/Mu2e-II Tensioned Straws; Poster
Jared Nash Albion College Shaul Hanany Poster
Leigh Preimesberger University of Texas, Dallas Greg Pawloski Estimating the Energy of Neutral Current Neutrino Interactions in the NOνA Experiment; Poster
Tiago Sereno Binghamton University Zhen Liu Poster
Isaac Throndson Grinnell College Liliya Williams Investigating Shape Degeneracies in Multiple Image Gravitational Lenses; Poster