Undergraduate Summer Research
CEMB seeks motivated undergraduate students for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2021. Students participate in 10-week, on-campus programs in Philadelphia or St. Louis, working in research groups at the University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis. Students are matched to projects within a research group based on their interests, educational background, and previous research experience.
Many projects are interdisciplinary and provide opportunities to develop research skills in the physical sciences, the biological sciences, and engineering. Students develop practical research skills: collaborating, designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and communicating results. Other aspects of the program complement the lab experience and are oriented toward professional development and career skills: seminars, journal clubs, and professional and career workshops, including training in ethics, innovation, and technology transfer.
- Molecular biology
- Cell and tissue mechanics in plants and animals
- Biochemistry and biophysics
- Computational biology
- Biomedical devices
- Nanoscale science and engineering
To see examples of past projects, view the Project Archives.