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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

College students performing experiments in the REU program

The MagLab's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is an exciting summer program for college students interested in a science career by giving them the chance to work with MagLab scientists on an in-depth research project. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

The MagLab REU program offers a wide range of research experiences in physics, chemistry, biological sciences, geochemistry, materials science and magnet science and engineering. Participants work closely with MagLab mentors on a research project. Students also participate in weekly seminars and colloquia that broaden their knowledge of MagLab research and future careers. Participants will receive a $6,500 stipend for their participation in the program that is given in two increments during the summer. Housing is provided through the program should you need it. We cannot reimburse housing costs that are not through our program. We can provide travel support for participants to come to the MagLab on the first day of the program and to return home on the last day of the program. The travel support is up to $800.

Highlights

  • Runs from May 30th to August 4th, 2023

Students will be selected by mentors at any one of the MagLab's 2 locations:

  • Florida State University, in Tallahassee, FL;
  • University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

To see the types of research projects that past participants have conducted, please visit the section below on this webpage.

To learn more about research conducted by MagLab faculty and staff, please visit our research webpage.


Participation requirements:

  • You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card)
  • You must be 18 years of age or older by the start of the program.

Applications

Go to application.

The application deadline is December 2nd


Application Materials

  • A current resume that must be uploaded to the application.
  • The names and email addresses of 1 – 2 professional references.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities and colleges you have attended (Unofficial transcripts can either be uploaded during application process or sent by email to reu@magnet.fsu.edu).

REU Class of 2022 Presentation

Our REU class of 2022 presented their summer project as a 3-minute pitch. The videos show the range of disciplines and projects available to REUs who are accepted into the program.

Brandon Adams

Using MATLAB in Solid State NMR: Data Processing and Numerical Simulations

University of Florida - Physics | Mentors: Robert Shurko

Sebastian Aguero and Javion Walters

Characterization of proteins in E. coli MG1655 for advanced applications

Cal State University San Marcos - Chemistry and Florida State University - Biochemistry | Mentor: David Butcher

Hunter Bice

Towards Light Coupled Scanning Probe Microscopy in Ni lab

Florida State University - Mechanical Engineering | Mentor: Guangxin Ni

Caleb Bush

The missing 1-2-2: a search for Novel Magnetic Materials

Rochester Institute of Technology - Physics | Mentor: Ryan Baumbach

Ashley David

Analyzing the Soret Coefficient Using Time Resolved Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Florida State University - Biomedical Engineering | Mentors: Daniel Halinan

Stephen Dubben

Mapping Strain Variation in SRF Cavities Using Image Analysis.

Florida State University - Chemical Engineering | Mentor: Peter Lee

Gage Erwin

Thermoelectric Properties of Kagome Metals

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Physics and Pure Mathematics | Mentors: Kaya Wei

Sydney Garber

Developing Coral Records for Paleoclimate Reconstruction

Florida State University - Environmental Science | Mentors: Alyssa Atwood

3rd Place

Garret Hauser

Magnetic Properties of Pyorgel-XTE

University of Rhode Island - Physics | Mentor: Mark Meisel (UF)

Kegan Heaney

Correlating uniaxial tensile stress and microhardness in annealed Cu 101

University of North Carolina- Charlotte - Applied Physics | Mentors: Peter Lee

Rayanna Johnson and Judy Wang

Molecular Characterization of Aging Products from Essential Oils Used in Everyday Applications

Florida A&M University- Chemistry/Pre-Medicine and University of Southern California - Quantitative Biology/Communication | Mentors: Huan Chen & Martha Chacon

Matthew Jutkofsky

Different Humidity levels impact on polymer thermal conductivity

Florida State University - Biomedical Engineering | Mentor: Daniel Halinan

Sam Little

Describing quantized vortex interaction in superfluid helium

SSamuel Little University of Maryland-College Park - Physics/Astronomy | Mentors: Wei Guo

Devin Lloyd

Analysis of the Tape-to-Tape Contacts Between ReBCO in CORC Wires

Florida A& M University - Industrial Engineering | Mentors: Lance Cooley

Annette Lu

Histidine tautomer identification using 13C and 15N solid-state NMR spectroscopy

Duke University - Chemistry | Mentor: Riqiang Fu

1st Place

Brooke Mangano

Lipid Dynamics in Pulmonary Surfactant due to Surfactant Protein B

University of Georgia - Biochemistry | Mentor: Joanna Long (UF)

Kellan Moore

Characterization of Synthetic Tracheal Mucus Using Passive Microrheology

Washington University in St. Louis - Biomedical Engineering | Mentor: Jamel Ali

Joao Felipe Pereira

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Cu-Ag

University of Maryland-College Park - Physics and Astronomy | Mentors: Ke Han

Raven Rawson

Cryogel: Aerogel Insulation for Cryogenic Applications

University of Florida - Physics | Mentor: Mark Meisel (UF)

Megan Reid

Validation of Flexible Lead Design

Florida State University - Mechanical Engineering | Mentor: Adam Voran

2nd Place

Aaron Weiser

Planar Tunneling Spectroscopy of Possible Topological Kondo Insulator YbB12

Youngstown State University - Physics | Mentor: Wan Kyu Park

Mycah Wells

Observing Glidcop as a Conductor

Florida A&M University - Biomedical Engineering | Mentor: Yan Xin


REU Class of 2022

REU class of 2022

Row 1 (left to right)

Student School - Major Mentor
Aaron Weiser Youngstown State University - Physics Wan Kyu Park
Stephen Dubben Florida State University - Chemical Engineering Peter Lee
Megan Reid Florida State University - Mechanical Engineering Adam Voran
Sebastian Aguero Cal State University San Marcos - Chemistry David Butcher
Kellan Moore Washington University in St. Louis - Biomedical Engineering Jamel Ali
Rayanna Johnson Florida A&M University- Chemistry/Pre-Medicine Huan Chen
Brandon Adams University of Florida - Physics Robert Shurko
Raven Rawson University of Florida - Physics Mark Meisel (UF)
Samuel Little University of Maryland-College Park - Physics/Astronomy Wei Guo

Row 2 (left to right)

Student School - Major Mentor
Caleb Bush Rochester Institute of Technology - Physics Ryan Baumbach
Matthew Jutkofsky Florida State University - Biomedical Engineering Daniel Halinan
Joao Felipe Pereira University of Maryland-College Park - Physics and Astronomy Ke Han
Sarah Gatti Vanderbilt University - Biomedical Engineering Jamel Ali
Judy Wang University of Southern California - Quantitative Biology/Communication Martha Chacon
Kegan Heaney University of North Carolina- Charlotte - Applied Physics Peter Lee
Gage Erwin University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Physics and Pure Mathematics Kaya Wei
Mycah Wells Florida A&M University - Biomedical Engineering Yan Xin
Devin Lloyd Florida A& M University - Industrial Engineering Lance Cooley

Row 3 (left to right)

Student School - Major Mentor
Sydney Garber Florida State University - Environmental Science Alyssa Atwood
Annette Lu Duke University - Chemistry Riqiang Fu
Javion Walters Florida State University - Biochemistry David Butcher
Ashley David Florida State University - Biomedical Engineering Daniel Halinan
Garret Hauser University of Rhode Island - Physics Mark Meisel (UF)
Brooke Mangano University of Georgia - Biochemistry Joanna Long (UF)
Hunter Bice Florida State University - Mechanical Engineering Guangxin Ni

For more information contact Kawana Johnson, PhD.


Last modified on 10 January 2023