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.
Click here for the online application for the Summer 2014 NEES REU program
You may download this PDF file that details the questions that are asked on the form and additional information that applicants are required to submit.
For more information about the Summer 2014 NEES REU program, you may download this printable flyer.
What Are REU Students Doing Now?
Barbara Simpson, graduate of the Architectural Engineering program at University of Kansas and a 2009 participant in the NEES Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, was recognized by the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation with $10,000 scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in structural engineering with an emphasis on seismic design. Students who receive this prestigious scholarship must intend to make an impact on the structural design of buildings, and practice structural engineering in the building field upon completion of their degree.
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 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.
A separate 10-week-long REU program at Cornell University and the University at Buffalo offers two undergraduate students a unique research opportunity and lab experience. The application process is closed for this year, but watch this space for more information on next year's program.