Summer 2013 Overview
Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate majors are invited to apply to conduct summer research in the Boise State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The summer research projects, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, span the areas of chemistry and biochemistry.
May 29 to August 9, 2013 (or dates near these)
Applications received before February 15, 2013 will be given priority. Application instructions are here.
Targeted REU Participants
Although we will accept applications from any interested student, we are most interested in students who are:
• In their first year of college and are willing to commit to two consecutive summers of research in the Boise State REU program
• Have prior research experience and are willing/able to mentor a student with no prior experience
• From regional 2-year and 4-year colleges with little research infrastructure and opportunities
• Are from groups typically underrepresented in the sciences
REU Students Receive:
• A stipend of between $4800 to $5000, depending on experience
• Housing for the summer (if participants choose to stay on the Boise State campus)
• A small travel allowance
• Opportunities for hands-on use of our scientific facilities and instrumentation
REU Students Will Also Participate In:
• Travel to an end-of-summer statewide research conference
• Professional development and other training activities
• Site visits to local chemistry-related industries and businesses
• Social and networking activities
Please consult our REU Summer Schedule page for more information.
The summer research projects will provide students exposure to modern research methods and tools as part of their training. We aim to provide practical, hands-on research training to a significant number of students who might not have this opportunity at their home institution. Projects are available in analytical, biological, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, and theoretical chemistry. Please consult our REU Research Descriptions page for more information.
REU Site Evaluation
During the first phase of the Boise State University REU Site, external evaluation has been conducted by the Metiri Group, LLC. See what they had to say about each year by clicking here.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (NSF Grant Number CHE-1005159). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.