Research Experience for Undergraduates

The MRSEC REU program has ended and will not accept any applications for the summer 2015.

GT MRSEC REU is a ten-week summer research program designed to attract qualified, underrepresented, minority students into graduate school in the fields of materials and physical sciences.

Program Overview

Students of at least rising junior-level undergraduate standing are recruited on a nationwide basis and paired with both a faculty and a graduate student mentor to undertake research projects at the Center.  

  • Stipend: Each participant will be paid $5000 for the 10-week program
  • Dates: The 2014 REU program dates are May 27 to August 1
  • Travel: Each participant is awarded a maximum, $600 travel allowance
  • Housing: Each participant will be housed, free of charge, in student dorms on Georgia Tech campus
  • Food Allowance: Each participant will receive a food allowance to be used at various campus eateries on campus
  • Deliverables: At the conclusion of the program, the participating students will submit a written summary of their research project and also orally present it on the last day of the program.
  • Activities: Aside from their own research projects, the participants will attend a series of seminars and workshops, and go for field trips that will expose them to various topics of interest, both at Georgia Tech and in the Atlanta area


The program accepts applications from undergraduate students who are majoring in science and engineering.  All the applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Students majoring in non-research institutions and/or who belong to demographic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (low income, ethnic and racial minorities, first generation college students, and women) are encouraged to apply.


To see past research project abstracts, click on the links below: