Research Experiences for Undergraduates

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Building Resilient Communities

The REU site is now open and will be conducted for the period June 19 – August 25, 2023!

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

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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.

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Resilience at Oregon State University

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REU group picture.

Ready to apply?

National Science Foundation

  • List of NSF-supported projects for REU site ENGINEERING FOR BOUNCING BACK
  • Eligibility: 
    • Non-Oregon State students*
    • GPA of 3.0 or above
    • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Must have at least one quarter or semester remaining to graduate after the program
    • Students from underrepresented communities, community colleges, and institutions with limited research opportunities are highly encouraged to apply
  • Flyer: Engineering for Bouncing Back


Applications due: March 15, 2023.

*Undergraduate students not enrolled at Oregon State University.

Clean Water Initiative (CWI)


Applications Due:  March 31, 2023.

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