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The NEES Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2012


The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering (NEES) is pleased to offer unique opportunities this summer for outstanding undergraduate students to participate in state-of-the-art research at eight of the NEES laboratory sites (UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Oregon State, U. Nevada Reno, Illinois, Lehigh and Buffalo).

Participants will work with faculty and graduate students on exciting NEES projects on topics ranging from tsunami driven debris to soil-foundation-structure-interaction to structural performance. The ten-week 2012 NEES REU Program will immerse undergraduate students in engineering analysis and laboratory experimentation, as well as introduce students to the benefits of continuing on to graduate studies. Students will also attend the 2012 NEES Annual Meeting in Boston in July and a Young Researchers Symposium at Stanford University in August.

Each participant will receive a stipend of $5,000, intended to cover summer housing and travel expenses to the summer project location. NEES will provide additional compensation for travel to the 2012 NEES Annual Meeting and the Young Researchers Symposium.

The first application deadline is Monday, March 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time.Application review will begin on March 5 and continue on a rolling basis until all internships are awarded. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the March 5th deadline.

A complete description of the program, summaries of potential projects for the summer of 2012, eligibility requirements and application instructions, can be found at

This program is made possible with funding from the National Science Foundation.