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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

student hood student balance REU poster session

The JMU Chemistry 2016 NSF REU program is scheduled for May 23 - July 29, 2016.

Review of applications will begin on February 22 and continue until positions are filled. All applications submitted by Feb 22 will be given full consideration.

To apply:
Summer 2016 Student Application

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been the recipient of National Science Foundation funding through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program since 1990. Since 2000, JMU has hosted REU sites in materials science, biology and mathematics. The REU site is a 10 week program in which students work in a research lab along with a faculty mentor.
The JMU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department hosts an NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates, ten week research program. In this project funded by the Chemistry Division, James Madison University’s (JMU) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides research opportunities for regional, and deaf and hard of hearing students.  The REU site provides opportunities for undergraduate students who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to perform summer research. The students include those from JMU as well as students from outside institutions that do not have extensive research infrastructure.  All undergraduate researchers have access to an extensive range of research opportunities in a broad range of disciplines including biophysical, organic, environmental, inorganic and materials chemistry.  Undergraduate interpreting students, working under the direction of a professional interpreter, research topics relevant to the challenges of interpreting in a scientific environment.  All students participate in novel research, seminars, group meetings, writing papers, presentations and social events focused on increasing interaction between all participants.   All students will gain valuable experiences that will aid in their future careers in the sciences. External faculty participants from regional colleges can impact and expand the research culture at their home institutions.

JMU Chemistry & Biochemistry, NSF funded Publications & Presentations, 2010 - Aug 2014