We are excited to bring research opportunities at ten multi-hazard engineering equipment sites during a 10-week summer research program. The NHERI Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is dedicated to helping undergraduate college students experience multi-hazard (earthquake, wind, tsunamis, and coastal) engineering as well as cyber infrastructure and data management with a hands-on, research-based project that will introduce participants to a network of engineers, scientists, and students working toward a common purpose.
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 of the 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 current undergraduate students working toward a degree that helps inform the civil engineering field. 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:
Each of the Experimental Facilities within NHERI plus the SimCenter and Cyberinfrastructure teams are participating in the Summer 2017 REU program.
If you know a group of students who may be interested in participating in the REU program, please share with them this page or the REU flyer:
To complete the online application, you will need to provide the following:
Applications are due February 15, 2017 at 11:59pm Central Time. Letters of recommendation will also be due at that time. Notification of decisions will be sent in mid-March 2017 to the email address provided in the application.Apply Now!
Each student applying will need two letters of recommendation submitted via the Recommendation Form by the application deadline of February 15, 2017 at 11:59pm Central Time. Each student who applies is responsible for informing their recommenders of the form and asking them to complete it by the deadline.
If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out with an email to email@example.com. We will be happy to answer your questions.