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Building Resilient Communities

Due to restrictions on activities under OSU’s COVID-19 resumption plan, this REU program has been cancelled for 2020. We plan to offer the program in 2021.

Oregon State University is pleased to announce summer internships for undergraduate students on the topic of resilience. The Engineering for Bouncing Back (EBB), Clean Water Initiative (CWI) and Cascadia Lifelines Program (CLiP) programs will provide research experiences for undergraduates (REU) in hand-on and interdisciplinary research on building resilient communities.

During the ten-week program, students will work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities. In addition, students will participate in cohort-building activities such as field trips to communities facing unique challenges in resilience and film nights focused on community resilience stories. Professional development activities include weekly skill-building workshops and panels, a 10-page project report, and a final program symposium.

Highly motivated undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Resilience at Oregon State University

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National Science Foundation

Applications Closed

Applications are due by March 8, 2020.

*Undergraduate students not enrolled at Oregon State University.


Cascadia Lifelines Program (CLiP) and Clean Water Initiative (CWI)

Applications Closed


 Additional Resources

  • Program contact: Tyler Radniecki, associate professor of environmental engineering.

  • Funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) REU site is provided by NSF’s Division of Engineering Education and Centers located in Alexandria, VA (Award ID NSF 1852277). The NSF contact for this program is Dr. Mary Poats. NSF does not handle REU applications; contact each REU site directly for application information.

  • Other programs that support research on building resilient communities include the Cascadia Lifelines Program and the Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative.