Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
May 28 – August 4, 2018 (10 weeks)

Registration will be opening on Dec 4, 2017.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY

The CENTER FOR LIGHTING ENABLED SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS (LESA) is an integrated research, education, and technology transfer organization that will revolutionize lighting by creating the technology needed to yield unparalleled benefits in human health and safety, high speed information access and energy conservation.

LESA supports a ten-week summer research program for visiting undergraduate students. Each participant becomes a member of a research group in the LESA ERC and is assigned a graduate student mentor. Research projects are assigned by the research faculty advisor. In addition to research group meetings, participants are asked to attend weekly seminars, field trips, and lab tours. This provides each student with opportunities to interact with participants in other Rensselaer campus REU programs. The program culminates with a poster session where each participant demonstrates their accomplishments.

Participants are housed in air-conditioned, suite settings to encourage an interdisciplinary community, with full use of institute and departmental facilities, including libraries, computer facilities, shops, recreational and sports facilities, etc.

Applications accepted Dec. 4, 2017 through March 4, 2018

Apply Now:

2018 REU Application

Program Director

Elizabeth Herkenham
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, CII Suite 7015
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Tel (518)276-6245

Herkee2@rpi.edu

Program Coordinator

Danielle Teal
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, CII Suite 7015
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Tel (518)276-3651

mained@rpi.edu

Important Dates

Applications Accepted:
Dec. 4, 2017 – Mar. 4, 2018
Acceptance Announced: March 16, 2018

Apply Now:

2018 REU Application

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the US or its possessions.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or greater.
  • Must have completed at least two years of undergraduate work when the program starts in May, 2018.
  • Must have Health Insurance.
  • Must be available for the full 10-week program.
  • Women, individuals with disabilities and minorities (Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Hispanic or Latinos) are encouraged to apply.

Benefits

  • Stipend $500 per week
  • Free housing
  • Travel reimbursement up to $500
  • Perform research in state-of-the-art LESA Laboratories
  • Participate in Smart Lighting and Leadership workshops
  • Participate in education and outreach activities