REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution

The REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution is accepting applications. This NSF supported program provides students with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Participants receive a $5,750 stipend ($575 per week), travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory. Students from underrepresented groups and from academic institutions with limited research opportunities, including two-year colleges, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The program dates are May 30 to August 3, 2018. The application deadline is Saturday April 7, 2018.

A complete application includes a one-page career essay, transcripts and one letter of recommendation.

REU in Collaborative Human Robot Interaction

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno is offering a NSF-supported 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction (CHRI). The site will develop new autonomous robot capabilities and supporting network and data science technology to address real-world challenges of operating autonomous systems in hospital, clinic, home, and infrastructure environments.

In addition to participating in a hands-on orientation week, students will also participate in workshops on how to write an application for graduate school and how to write an application for a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Students will participate in a research project, prepare a written report on their project, and present to the University’s undergraduate research symposium.

Award Information:
* $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks
* On-campus housing provided
* Food allowance
* Round-trip travel expenses up to $800

UNLV TechConnect 2018

TechConnect will be held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on March 5, 2018. This is an annual student/ employer networking event attracting majors from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Management Information Services, IT, and Mathematics in a forum promoting the availability of technology career opportunities. The combination of food, prizes and informative industry speakers and sponsors makes it a very successful event for all involved. Proceeds from TechConnect benefit the John S. Werth Scholarship Fund. We anticipate 400+ students in attendance, and TechConnect will deliver 150+  resumes in advance to sponsors.

Students must register to attend by Wednesday, February 21st, 2018.

Schedule of Events:

  • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Networking with Students, Attendees
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Program of Event
  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Networking with Students, Attendees


CIMM Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project is a nine- or ten-week summer program where students work collaboratively on topics related to advanced manufacturing and materials research. CIMM research addresses the scientific and technological barriers relevant to two broad classes of manufacturing methods: (1) Multi-scale forming and replication for high-throughput manufacturing and (2) 3-D Laser-based Printing for adaptive manufacturing. Students will be integrated into ongoing research projects in state of the art facilities in an environment of peer and interinstitutional mentoring and collaboration.

Each student will receive a $500/week stipend, free housing in university residence halls (if needed), and up to $400 travel expense reimbursement. For more information and to apply, please visit the website below. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018. 

Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures Research Experience

Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project. This research experience will take place May 21 – July 27, 2018 at the Louisiana State University. Faculty from the departments of chemistry, mechanical engineering and civil engineering will mentor students. On-campus housing and up to $600 travel reimbursement will be provided as needed. For more information and to apply, please visit the website listed below. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.

• Shape memory polymers and self-healing. PI: Guoqiang Li
• Materials science and analytical chemistry. PI: Isiah Warner
• Composite structures and non-destructive testing. PI: Ayman Okeil
• Polymer synthesis and polymer composites. PI: John Pojman
• Polymer characterization. PI: Gerald Schneider
• Modeling of composite materials. PI: George Voyiadjis
• Smart polymers. PI: Donghui Zhang

Summer 2017 and 2017-2018 Academic Year UROP Scholarships

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) announces the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Summer 2017 AND 2017-2018 Academic Year Scholarships to promote undergraduate research.

The UROP program promotes intensive undergraduate research opportunities for university students. Through these research experiences, our goal is to enhance the recruitment and retention of undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, particularly those related to solar energy and its effects on water resources and the environment in general.

Note – Students with research tied to medical sciences are encouraged to apply for the National Institutes of Health IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NIH INBRE). For more information, visit