Integrated Academia-Industry REU in Smart Structure Technologies

Apply by February 12, 2021

Program dates: June 7 - August 13 2021 (Tentative face to face program)

The video of a short presentation about the 2021 program can be viewed here (Slide deck).

Participants are expected to spend a total of 10 weeks in the program. During the first weeks you will be trained at San Francisco State University or the University of South Carolina. Then, you will have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative research project between academia and industry. Formal training, workshops, technical tours and local cultural activities will also be part of the program.

Support for the program is provided by the National Science Foundation. This includes a stipend of $5,000 and supports to travel to the program and to a domestic conference to present the research findings. Housing will be provided by the hosting institution.

Industrial partners include ARUP, ASSET, Exponent, FTF Engineering, Geosytec, Rutherford+Chekene, SOM, and the STV Group.

See the following video for a description of the program


12. February 2021

Applications to the 2021 REU program are open. Apply here by February 12, 2021

4. January 2021

The REU team hosted an online session to answer questions about the program. The recording of this session can be viewed here. The slide deck for the presentation can be downloaded here.

1. June 2020

The 2020 program was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

23. October 2019

Andrew Meier was selected as one of the 20 REU participants to present a poster in the 2019 NSF EEC Grantees Conference. Congratulations Andrew!

21. June 2019

REU students presented their work at the 2019 Engineering Mechanics Conference at Caltech.

15. February 2019

Applications to the 2019 REU program is extended to February 22 due to requests to extend the deadline Apply now!

20. December 2018

Applications to the 2019 REU program are open. Apply by February 15, 2019.

15. December 2018

Dr. Jiang and Caicedo will host a session at the Engineering Mechanics Conference focusing on REU experiences

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