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Materials science summer undergraduate research program accepting applications through Feb. 16

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018

Lynsey Baxter, who was an REU scholar last summer, works on a radiation shielding project in Dr. Ranji Vaidyanathan's laboratory at the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center.


Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is accepting applications for a summer interdisciplinary research program for undergraduate college students interested in materials science and entrepreneurship.

The nine-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will begin May 29 and continue through July 27. The application deadline is Feb. 16.

Participants will work side-by-side with faculty and graduate students on research projects ranging from composite materials, nanocomposites, laser-based materials processing, 3-D printing, energy storage and energy generation, biomaterials, combustion, aerospace materials and entrepreneurship at the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center.

Fellows will have valuable opportunities to interact with local industry partners engaged in materials research and will gain skills that will prepare them for graduate school or careers.

The fellowship is open to undergraduate college students currently enrolled at an accredited institution and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Each participant will receive a stipend of $500 per week for the duration of the program. In addition, housing and transportation will be provided.

Veterans, students from underrepresented groups and students who attend institutions with limited research opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students with a major in engineering or science will be given preference.

 For more information or to apply visit the program website at  or email

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