University of Wisconsin CBE REU program

Date

12/14/21

Integrated Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

The Integrated Research Experience for Undergraduates programs in Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering,
Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy, Materials, and Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics provide students
interested in chemical-related sciences and engineering the opportunity to pursue summer research in four, themed
summer programs. Together, participants in all four programs form a larger community of researchers. Summer REU
students see the breadth and depth of the chemical sciences and engineering research conducted at UW–Madison.*

Program Descriptions


REU in Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering: Students
participating in this program explore phenomena in the fields of chemistry and
chemical and biological engineering through hands-on research projects in the
laboratories of faculty in the Department of Chemistry or Department of Chemical
and Biological Engineering.


REU in Materials: Students participating in this program conduct research in an
area of materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry, science education or public
policy in one of the laboratories of the Wisconsin Materials Research Science and
Engineering Center (MRSEC).


REU in the Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy: Students
participating in this program conduct research on the development of new materials
for renewable energy, including projects on bioenergy. Projects are housed in
the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological
Engineering.


REU in Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics: Student positions for this
program will be available at CUWP campuses at the University of Wisconsin–Madison,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Iowa State University. Selected participants
will conduct research on one of two approaches to recycling plastic waste: (1) thermal
depolymerization and (2) solvent-targeted recovery and precipitation (STRAP)
processing.

*The CUWP program also offers opportunities at additional participating universities.

Summer 2022 Program Details
• Dates: May 31 to August 5
• Stipend: $6,000
• Apply online by Feb. 15

Eligibility
Eligible students are undergraduates majoring
in mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering,
biotechnology-related areas, other physical
sciences, science education, or public policy who
have a strong desire to complete a Ph.D. and meet
the following criteria:
• Students who have completed their sophomore
or junior years of college.
• Students with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a
4.0 scale.
• Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent
residents enrolled in accredited colleges or
universities.

Highlights
• Multiple, faculty-led seminars each week on
various topics
• Professional Development program
• An end-of-summer REU poster session in
which students present their research results
and conclusions
• Social activities with students from other
REU programs
• Housing and travel to and from Madison are
provided
• Students receive a stipend of $6,000
• Multiple, faculty-led seminars each week on
various topics
• Professional Development program
• An end-of-summer REU poster session in
which students present their research results
and conclusions
• Social activities with students from other
REU programs
• Housing and travel to and from Madison are
provided
• Students receive a stipend of $6,000

Apply
UW–Madison Graduate School Summer Research Opportunities Program:
https://srop-uwmadison.smapply.io/
Application Deadline:
February 15

Program Contact
Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Director REU
1415 Engineering Drive
3035 Engineering Hall
Madison, WI 53706
Email: andrew.greenberg@wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 890-1534