Hands-on summer research for undergraduates. The NHERI REU Summer Program provides research opportunities at the eleven NHERI multi-hazard engineering and interdisciplinary research 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 reconnaissance, cyber infrastructure, data management, simulation, and social science research. Hands-on, research-based projects introduce participants to a network of engineers, scientists, and students who work toward mitigating natural hazards and understanding the impact of natural hazards on society.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled undergraduate students may apply for the summer program.
REU participants receive:
Each of the Experimental Facilities within NHERI plus the RAPID Reconnaissance Center, the Simulation Center, and Cyberinfrastructure teams are participating in the Summer 2021 REU program.
The summer research program accommodates eleven universities that have different academic schedules. For this reason, two 10-week program blocks are used. The 2021 NHERI REU Summer Program Block I is from June 2 – August 10, 2021 and includes Florida International University, Lehigh University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Florida, the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Block II will take place June 14 – August 20, 2021 and includes Oregon State University, the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Washington.
The 2021 NHERI REU Summer Program will be mostly virtual and is jointly hosted by the NHERI site and NHERI ECO. A typical forty-hour week in the program includes graduate school and professional development workshops, research group meetings, networking, mentor evaluations, timesheets, reflections, research, and research writing.
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, architecture, and social science, to name a few. If you are interested in solving engineering dealing with natural hazards or understanding natural hazards' impact on society, this undergraduate research program is for you!
*Under-represented minority, women, and veteran undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to the NHERI REU program.
Still curious about what you learn during the NHERI REU Summer Program? Check out some of the resaerch posters REU participants created:
The 2021 NHERI REU Summer Program application is now closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2022 NHERI REU Summer Program in October. Applications require the following information:
(optional) unofficial transcripts, resume, and other scholarly undergraduate work.
If you have questions about the NHERI REU Summer Program or the application process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.