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Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The REU program at the University of Kentucky provides a 10 week multidisciplinary summer research and education experience for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the area of Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices.

Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices focuses on the novel design of architectures that interact with biological systems and promote a desired response. These advanced architectures have numerous applications ranging from tissue engineering, to sensing systems, to drug delivery. REU students will have the opportunity to learn about three cross-disciplinary research themes that form the foundation of the research in this area. They include 1) “Novel Bioactive Architectures”, 2) “Cell/Protein Interactions at Interfaces”, and 3) “Integration into Devices”.

The program involves faculty and graduate student mentors from various academic programs including Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. View REU Schedule 2018.

Program Dates: Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, August 2, 2019

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019

The National Science Foundation now has an online application process for some of the REU sites. The University of Kentucky is a participant. Please click on “Apply Here” below and the NSF REU site will walk you through registering on the site and the application process. At the Site Selection, please choose “Univ of KY:  Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices.”

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Notification: Offers will start to go out of February 28th and will continue until all positions are filled, usually around April 1st.

Stipend: $5,000, housing on campus, & up to $300 in relocation expenses

Applications for Summer 2019 will be available on November 1.

Contact Information
Marlene Spurlock
859-257-8028
marlene.spurlock@uky.edu

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