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Program Elements

  • Program runs from June 7 – July 30, 2021. *Program will be primarily virtual in 2021
  • Applications accepted through March 15, 2021
  • Cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research projects
  • Hands-on training: “Cellular Bioengineering Boot Camp” *Will not be included in the 2021 program
  • Immersion in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, including development of a business plan
  • New emphasis on engineering to address health disparities
  • Faculty and near-peer mentoring
  • Weekly workshops and networking
  • End-of-summer research symposium
  • Supplemental funding to support conference travel

Living & Research Environment

  • 10 week paid research experience. *2021 summer will be 8-weeks
  • Participants receive minimum $5000 stipend plus travel expenses, on-campus housing, and GRE preparation course
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • Easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey shore, and Poconos Mountains.

Research experience – a key to success

  • Over 80% of summer trainees have gone on to graduate studies or professional schools, including Georgia Tech, Cornell, and the University of Texas, Austin. Click here to review student data and placement.
  • Trainees have won competitive fellowships including the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • More than a third of the trainees present their REU research at national meetings