Apply today to become a 2019 REU

Deadline: February 15, 2019


Every summer, CMaT provides its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The REU summer program funds 10-15 undergraduate students to work in CMaT labs at Georgia Tech (GT), University of Georgia (UGA), University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW).


The summer program offers:

  • 10 weeks of hands-on research at GT, UGA, UPRM, or UW
  • $4500 - $5000 stipend per student
  • Free housing and allowances for meals and travel
  • Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development, and social engagement with other students on campus
  • Networking with partner REUs
  • Multiple presentation opportunities including the CMaT annual retreat

Program requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be currently enrolled in a science or engineering undergraduate program (biology, chemistry, physics, materials science, bioengineering, computer science, or related fields)
  • Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply


Learn more about our faculty and their research areas that could potentially host our summer undergraduates.
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2018 Summer REU Students

Marit Bastian
University: Madison Area Technical College
Major: Biotechnology
Lab: Kris Saha’s lab
Mentor: Nicole Piscopo
Chinwendu Chukwu
Chinwendu Chukwu
University: Rutgers University
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Lab: Dr. Krishnendu Roy
Mentor: Randall Toy
Kailyn Cleaves
Kailyn Cleaves
University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pre-Med Concentration
Lab: Regenerative Bioscience Center @ The University of Georgia
Mentor: Austin Passaro
Carolina Colon
Carolina Colon
University: Valencia College
Major: Physics
Mentor: Dr. Kan Wang
David Frey
David Frey
University: Georgia Institute of Technology
Major: Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience
Lab: Roy Lab
Mentor: Michael Nelson
Eva Gatune
Eva Gatune
University: Xavier University of Louisiana
Major: Biology/Biomedical Engineering
Lab: Platt lab
Mentor: Andrew Shockey
Sofia Hernandez-Torres
Sofia Hernandez-Torres
University: University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
Major: Industrial Biotechnology
Lab: García Labs
Mentor: Woojin Han, Ph.D.
Kelsey Hoon
University: Colorado School of Mines
Major: Chemical Engineering – Biological Track
Lab: Dr. Sean Palecek
Mentor: Kaitlin Dunn
Tamera Jones
Tamera Jones
University: Claflin University
Major: Biochemistry
Lab: University of Georgia
Mentor: Xunan (Sara) Shen
Tailynn McCarty
Tailynn McCarty
University: University of Rhode Island
Major: Chemical Engineering
Lab: Dr. Hang Lu
Mentor: Seleipiri Charles
Aliyah Patton
Aliyah Patton
University: Claflin University
Major: Biochemistry
Lab: University of Georgia
Mentor: Dr. Leidong Mao
Yasmine Stewart
Yasmine Stewart
University: Savannah State University
Major: Biology
Lab: Dr. Lohitash Karumbaiah
Mentor: Meghan Logun
Kayla Templeton
University: Humboldt State University
Major: Biochemistry
Lab: William Murphy
Mentor: Nhi Le
Ambar Velázquez Albino
University: University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus
Major: Chemical Engineering
Lab: Krishanu Saha Lab
Mentor: Amritava Das