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REU Program

The NEESreu program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) is a dynamic 10-week summer research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation for upper division undergraduate students interested in Civil, Electrical or Computer Engineering, and other fields related to seismic risk mitigation.

On this page you will find information about past and current programs. REU participants receive a stipend, are paired with a faculty advisor, and join a NEES research team. Students learn to conduct independent research and how to participate effectively as a research team member.

Students from REU 2010 Program

Applications for the Summer 2014 NEES REU program are now closed

For more information about the Summer 2014 NEES REU program, you may download this printable flyer.

Questions or comments about the application process?  Please contact Alicia Lyman-Holt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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What Are REU Students Doing Now?


Faith Silva, a UC San Diego student and a 2013 NEES REU participant at UC San Diego, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California. Faith will be using the scholarship to attend graduate school in Fall 2014. Faith will be joining us in Alaska at the 10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in July 2014 to present results from her NEES REU project.

Jose Hernandez, a graduate of CalPoly Pomona and a 2010 participant at Lehigh University was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation in recognition of his academic excellence, outstanding work ethic and strong desire for a career in structural engineering. Jose is currently pursuing an MS in earthquake engineering at Lehigh University.

Other Earthquake Engineering REU programs

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) operates a Summer Internship Program - you can visit this link to learn more about it. You may also click here to view the 2013 REU flyer.

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) holds two Summer Undergraduate Internship Programs: UseIT (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology) and SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience).  Click here for more information.