Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates
in Electrical and Computer Engineering
(2014 Forms will be added in December, 2013)
To view past projects and participants, click on links above.
Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, includes 10 weeks of exciting, cutting-edge research. The REU program is sponsored by the
National Science Foundation and is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents only. Students from
underrepresented groups and from smaller colleges without graduate research opportunities are encouraged
• Explore aspects of engineering research
• Interact with world-renowned faculty and staff
• Work with state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities
• Learn about the role of graduate education in your future
• Improve your interpersonal and communications skills
• Meet program participants from across the United States
The 10-week Summer REU program matches participants one-on-one with faculty
mentors for research projects in a broad range of areas including:
• Biomedical engineering
• Computer engineering and VLSI design
• Control systems
• Magnetic recording technology
• Microelectronics materials and devices
• Optics and photonics
• Power systems and electronics
• Signal processing and communications
In addition to the research projects, students will participate in
• Weekly seminars with student and faculty research presentations
• Workshops on graduate education, career planning, and ethics
• Field trips to local high tech industries and research centers
• Evening/weekend social activities - canoeing, museums, theater, etc.
• Concluding all-campus Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
• Keller Hall - Electrical and Computer Engineering AND Computer Science and Engineering
• Nanofabrication Center
• Characterization Facility
• Digital Technology Center
• U of M Libraries
University of Minnesota Visitors Center
Who Should Apply:
Independent, motivated undergraduates majoring in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering,
Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply.
Women, underrepresented minorities and students from colleges or universities without significant
research opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Must be completing your sophomore or junior year with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
• Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions.
Housing: Dorm housing with meals provided
Travel: Expenses paid within the continental United States