Undergraduate Summer Research Experience (REU)
Our REU grant is up for renewal, and we have received preliminary information indicating we have been recommended for funding. If you are interested in applying for our summer program, we encourage you to do so.
Welcome to the web site for the Kent State University NSF-funded Chemistry REU program. For the past ten summers, we have hosted participants from across the country who spent ten weeks in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Liquid Crystal Institute research laboratories. Students in our program work closely with the faculty and other researchers on exciting projects in the areas of liquid crystals, materials (biomaterials & nanomaterials) and biological membranes. In addition to working in the lab, participants of the REU program are also given the opportunity to take part in a number of social events, ranging from sporting and cultural events to canoe trips.
We invite you to review below the specifics of our program.
June 3rd - August 9th, 2013
The REU program is as follows:
(Click here to learn more about projects)
Free Room: Centennial Court Dormitories
A Child-Care facility is available on-campus.
Subsistence for daycare can be provided upon request.
Weekly seminars (e.g. liquid crystals, biomembranes, literature search)
Student research presentations
Undergraduate Research Conference
ACS National Meeting Participation (2 students)
Cuyahoga National Park