Undergraduate Summer Research Experience (REU)

Welcome to the web site for the Kent State University NSF-funded Chemistry REU program.

The REU program is not funded for Summer 2020, so we have closed our application.

From 2001-2015 and 2017-2019, we 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 the specifics of our program.

 

Program Description

The REU program is as follows:

Research Concentrations:

  • Liquid Crystals
  • Materials Science
  • Nanomaterials
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomembranes

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PROGRAM SUPPORT:

  • Stipend: $6,000
  • Free Room for non-KSU participants: Centennial Court Dormitories
  • A Child-Care facility is available on-campus.
  • A subsidy for daycare can be provided upon request.
  • Travel Assistance

ACADEMIC PROGRAM:

  • Professional development seminars
  • Effective poster presentation workshop
  • Cleanroom training
  • Analytical instrumentation training
  • Ethics seminar
  • Student research presentations
  • Career talks

CONFERENCES:

  • Undergraduate Research Conference
  • ACS National Meeting Participation (2 students)

SOCIAL EVENTS:

  • Classical Concert
  • Cookouts
  • Kayak Trip
  • Wellness Center
  • Hike at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Holden Arboretum

Contacts

Prof. Torsten Hegmann
Principal Investigator
(330) 672-7770
thegmann@kent.edu

Prof. Michael Tubergen
Co-Principal Investigator
(330) 672-7079
mtuberge@kent.edu

Erin Michael McLaughlin
Administrative Support
(330) 672-0030
enmichae@kent.edu