Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Engineered Materials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery
The Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) at UC San Diego hosts a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in Biomaterials. The objectives of the program are to train undergraduates in basic research through challenging biomaterial-related engineering projects performed with research mentors from engineering departments across JSOE. Research areas include tissue engineering and 3D printing, bio-inspired biomaterials, biomaterial-stem cell interaction, nanoparticles, and drug delivery.
- $500 per week stipend
- Free on-campus housing
- Travel to and from San Diego and to and from the BMES National Meeting
- Oral and Poster Presentations at UC San Diego Research Symposium (August) and BMES National Meeting (October)
- Weekly research development workshops
- Perform biomaterials research with program mentors (see Current Projects)
- Field trips and social events
- Full-time undergraduate student
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Full-time availability during the program
- Students that will be rising juniors in Summer 2021 majoring in bioengineering, material science, chemical engineering, life sciences, or other related field are especially encouraged to apply
- Participants must be 18 years of age by the start date of the program and completed at least 1 year of college coursework
- Major components of the application include: personal and academic information, a personal statement, a copy of your unofficial school transcript (as a pdf), contact information for one reference, and a faculty mentor preference.
- The person writing your letter of recommendation will be contacted via e-mail and will submit their letter online.
- Once you begin an application, you can check the status of it any time by logging into this website.
- All components of the application must be submitted before the deadline to be considered complete. Only complete applications will be reviewed.