The NHERI REU Summer Program provides research opportunities at the ten NHERI multi-hazard engineering sites during a 10-week summer research program. The NHERI REU program is dedicated to helping undergraduate college students experience multi-hazard engineering as well as cyber infrastructure, data management, and simulation sites. Hands-on, research based projects introduce participants to a network of engineers, scientists, and students working toward mitigating the effects of natural hazards.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled undergraduate students may apply for this summer program.
During the ten-week summer research program, selected participants will work with a faculty mentor to conduct research. Additionally, participants will receive networking opportunities with other faculty and graduate students, guidance with graduate school and career goals, and support completing a summer research paper.
The following is a schedule of events during a sample week from the 2017 program.
Graduate school & professional development workshop
DELIVERABLE: Final research paper section due
Research group meetings
NHERI Networking event
Weekly mentor evaluations and student timesheets due
Facility outing / mentoring outreach
The application is open to U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Because the projects vary in scope, we are looking for a variety of majors including civil engineering, computer science, and architecture to name a few. If you are interested in solving engineering issues dealing with natural hazards, this undergraduate research program is for you!
Under-represented minority, women, and veteran undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to the REU program.
Selected REU participants will receive:
August 6-7 the 2018 REU students traveled to Oregon State University to present their work to fellow REU students, faculty mentors, NHERI staff, and other interested community members. A full schedule of presentations on all 2018 REU projects and links for attending the event remotely can be found at:
The posters and presentation slides are published on to the DesignSafe Data Depot.
The first annual NHERI REU program took place during the summer of 2017. Seventeen undergraduate students were placed within sixteeen projects spread throughout the ten NHERI sites.
After working hands-on with graduate students and faculty within NHERI experimental facilities for ten weeks, students met at Florida International University to present their experience to all the participants in the REU program. Students also produced research posters and research papers about their projects.
Each of the Experimental Facilities within NHERI plus the SimCenter and Cyberinfrastructure teams are participating in the Summer 2018 REU program.
If you know a group of students who may be interested in participating in the 2019 REU program, please share this page or the REU Flyer with them.
Applications for the summer 2019 program will close February 7, 2019 at 11:59pm Central (deadline extended). Letters of recommendation are also due at that time. Notification of decisions will be sent by March 2019 to the email address provided in the application.Apply Now!
Each student applying needs two letters of recommendation submitted via the Recommendation Form by the application deadline of February 7, 2019 (deadline extended). Each student who applies is responsible for informing their recommenders of the letter submission form and asking them to complete it by the deadline.Submit Letter
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