REU Application - Summer 2021

We will not be hosting the REU program this summer. We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2022 this fall. We invite you to check back at our site this fall!

External Students

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the NSF-funded REU program, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

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

Students should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Deadline:

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

Application:

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

  • Courses and grades
  • Names and email addresses of two professors providing a letter of recommendation
  • Names of three Kent REU professors your are most interested in working with (please visit the Projects page)

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 chemreu@kent.edu.

Kent State University Students

Eligibility:

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 should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Mentors:

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.

Housing:

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

Deadline:

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

Application:

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 chemreu@kent.edu

or dropped off in person in room 214 Williams Hall