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To be eligible for the KSU-funded Summer Research Experience, you must be a KSU student in good standing. There is no citizenship requirement for this program.

Students should be 18 or older by the start of the program.


Students can choose any KSU Chemistry and Biochemistry of Liquid Crystal Institute faculty member as a mentor for their summer research project. You should contact the respective faculty member prior to your application. Faculty members from other departments may be allowed to mentor REU participants if it fits the scope of the overall program. Please contact Dr. Hegmann or Dr. Tubergen to obtain permission.


Funds are limited and therefore, financial assistance for housing cannot be provided for KSU students (main campus).


Review of applications will begin March 1st and will continue until all positions are filled.


The application material is submitted online. To fill out the application form, you will need the following information:

  • Courses and grades
  • Names and email address of two professors providing a letter of recommendation
  • Names of 1-3 KSU Chemistry and Biochemistry or Liquid Crystal Institute faculty members you are most interested in working with

The letters of recommendation and an academic transcript (official or unofficial) must be forwarded to:

Erin Michael McLaughlin
Kent State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242

or by email to

or dropped off in person in room 124 Integrated Sciences Building