Research Experiences for Undergraduates



Student&Prof SmallSpend your summer at Harvard University performing cutting-edge research in world-class laboratories. Focus on an in-depth research project while exploring multidisciplinary research topics and honing your science communication skills.

Participants are part of a large, diverse research community through organized and informal interactions with students, mentors, and faculty.  We provide a focused effort for mentoring and training undergraduates in several exciting branches of science and engineering, including biomaterials, materials science, nanotechnology, robotics, computer science, and energy and the environment. See the Program Details page for the REU program workshops, seminars and project deliverables. The Research Areas page describes the research centers or institutes that fund REU students. View previous research projects on the Participant Profiles page.

We are seeking undergraduates from chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, mathematics (applied and pure), statistics, and engineering. Students without prior research experience, including freshman and sophomore students, are especially encouraged to apply.