The University of Chicago offers undergraduates the opportunity to gain research experience by working in the laboratory or research group of MRSEC faculty members. Our REU participants are selected from a nationwide pool. Highly selective, this program has provided us with a cohort of participants who benefit from the research experience, yet can simultaneously further our primary mission of research.
During the summer REU students are immersed in the University of Chicago research culture. They receive safety and ethics training and have a number of opportunities to interact with graduate students/ faculty members and to explore the city of Chicago. REU students attend seminars several mornings a week given by faculty and graduate students from across the Materials Centerand Physics. Guided tours of the nearby National Laboratories further broaden students' exposure to state-of-the art materials research.