NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates 2013

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University is hosting a NSF funded summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) program. The REU program is 10 weeks long and allows at least ten students to actively participate in research opportunities. This program is enriched by professional development workshops, and various social activities. Participants will participate in a full time collaborative research project that promotes an increased level of independence and exposure to scientific research in the areas of inorganic, organic, analytical, biochemistry, and chemistry education research. The program is geared towards students interested in pursuing graduate degree programs in chemistry.
National Science Foundation


Professional Development Topics
Chemical safety
Advance literature searching
Research ethics
Oral and written communication skills 
Graduate school application process
Tour a chemical industry facility
Students will also participate weekly REU research meetings and laboratory group meetings

Travel Support
All students are reimbursed for their travel expenses to and from Miami University. 

Stipend and Housing Arrangements
All students are provided a $5000 stipend for the 10-week program. Housing is also included. Students will stay on campus in one of Miami University’s residence hall.


Social events 
Team building Ropes course activity
Canoe Trip
Kings Island
Baseball game
REU at Kings Island 2012

Final Presentations and Report
All students will give a final oral presentation to the Miami University department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This gives students the opportunity to discuss their research projects with other faculty advisors and students. In addition, a final report must be completed to demonstrate the student’s progress in the program. These reports are designed to help the student develop writing skills for their professional advancement as a researcher and scientist. Training and mentoring is provided to help students best present their work in a professional environment.

Program dates: June 3rd, 2013 - August 9th, 2013

Application deadline: Priority will be given to applications recieved before February 15th, 2013

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Each participant will receive: (i) $5,000 research stipend, (ii) Free housing at Miami University, (iii) Travel reimbursement, (iv) Research funds, and (v) Funds to attend a major research conference.

Project Areas:

REU participants may choose to conduct research in one of the following areas:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry Education Research
  • (Bio)Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • (Bio)Physical Chemistry

For inquiries contact:

Chris Makaroff, 513-529-1659
160 Hughes Laboratories
701 E. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056

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