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Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU)


Each participant in this program becomes a member of one of the research groups in the department. The participant is part of the "team", together with the faculty members, the post-doctoral associates, if any, and the graduate students. Participants attend all research group meetings to get an overall view of their own project and how it fits into the goals of the group.

In addition to the research group meetings, the participants are also asked to attend a weekly seminar, field trips, and lab tours. This gives them a chance to interact with the others in the program. At these seminars we may have outside speakers or reports from the participants.

Midway through the program, each participant presents a 10-minute oral progress report and a written progress report. During the last week of the program, each participant prepares a poster and a final written report based on his or her research accomplishments during the summer. Participants have full use of institute, departmental, and group facilities, including libraries, computer facilities, shops, recreational and sports facilities, and so on.

Program Director: Prof. Gwo-Ching Wang, 1C25 Science Center, 518-276-8387,

Program Staff: Joan Perras, (518)-276-4881

REU Group Photo 2012

REU Group 2012

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0453231. 

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