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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Spend 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, and benefit from 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.

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. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working with stakeholders to determine the format of the 2021 REU program, including remote and in-person scenarios. We anticipate that we will have more information by mid-January, and plan to open the application at that time. 

Click here to be emailed when the 2021 application is live.