IREU | Participating U.S. Summer Hosts

Students from Germany, Italy, Singapore, and the UK may use the common ACS IREU application to apply for summer research positions across the U.S. The following U.S. universities have agreed to accept international students into their summer 2014 research experiences for undergraduates (REU) programs. Applicants may select up to three host sites. Visit the individual links to learn more about the projects they offer and the specifics of their programs.

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REU Site Theme Start End
Boston University chemistry/biology interface June 2 August 8
Colorado School of Mines, Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC) renewable energy May 26** August 1
Cornell University, Center for Materials Research (CCMR) chemistry, materials science June 2** August 8
Duke University* chemistry (applications of smart molecules and materials) May 26 August 1
Georgia Institute of Technology chemistry (all areas) May 19** July 25
Northeastern University biological and chemical catalysis June 2 August 8
Texas A&M University biological, green, and materials chemistry June 2** August 8
Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), jointly by Duke, NCSU, NCCU, and UNC-CH
materials science (soft matter, colloidal materials, nanomaterials, self-assembly) May 26 August 1
University of Alabama chemistry (materials chemistry, biological chemistry, environmental chemistry) May 25 August 2
University at Buffalo, State University of New York multidisciplinary chemistry (all areas)
June 2** August 8
University of California, Davis* energy & catalysis (chemistry, biochemistry, materials science) June 16** August 15
University of California, Irvine chemistry (all areas) June 23** August 29
University of California, Santa Barbara, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) chemistry, materials science, materials engineering, engineering June 23 August 24
University of Cincinnati chemistry (all areas) June 2** August 8
University of Iowa, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute (NNI)* nanoscience and nanotechnology (environmental and health aspects) May 26** August 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemistry (all areas) May 26 August 1
University of Kansas chemistry (interdisciplinary research focus) May 27** August 1
University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
materials sceince May 27 August 1
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor chemistry (all areas) May 28** August 5
University of Minnesota, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) materials science, polymers, organic optoelectronics, nanoparticles, magnetic heterostructures June 1** August 8
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Materials Research Interdisciplinary Team (MIRT) materials science May 28 August 2
University of North Texas chemistry (computational, analytics, physical, organic, inorganic, all other areas) June 2** August 8
University of Pennsylvania, Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM)
materials science June 2** August 8
University of Southern California alternative energy (materials/polymer chemistry, chemical physics, chemical biology, all other areas) June 15** August 9
Vanderbilt University chemical biology May 26** August 1

*Placement at these sites only is contingent upon their pending funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation
**Start and/or end dates may be flexible by at least a week

Last updated December 9, 2013