Please note that the Summer 2021 REU will be delivered remotely.
The Data-driven Materials Design REU offers a unique interdisciplinary experience that integrates cutting-edge data science techniques with the design of novel materials.
REU students will be introduced to the field of Materials Informatics and learn how to apply the tools of artificial intelligence to create novel materials with preferred characteristics. Our program offers a combination of formal education based on a cutting edge curriculum developed by faculty in the UB Department of Materials Design and Innovation, hands-on training and professional development. We will prepare a future generation of materials scientists who are fluent in both materials science and information science.
The internship also includes a scientific communications workshop, educational seminars and social activities. At the end of the 10-week program, students present their research results to the group. Internships will run from June 1, 2021 to August 6, 2021. The REU program will cover flights to and from the internship location in Buffalo, N.Y. and housing in the University at Buffalo dormitories for the summer.
In the event that we are unable to host an on-site program, we are prepared to hold a virtual internship. This will include remote training and individualized research projects.
All applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in research and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Women and minorities underrepresented in STEM and non-research focused institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. No prior research experience required.
2021 REU applications are now closed.
Unofficial transcripts, CV or resume and a letter of recommendation should be uploaded to your online application.