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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are competitive summer research programs in the United States for undergraduates studying science, engineering, or mathematics. Such programs usually focus on targeting women and underrepresented minorities (e.g., African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans and mainland Puerto Ricans).

The programs are sponsored by the National Science Foundation and are hosted in various universities. They are among the most prestigious summer programs in which an undergraduate can participate. Individual REUs tend to be specialized in a particular field of science, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and computer science.

For a complete list of all REUs available, visit the National Science Foundation website.

For opportunities associated with universities in South Dakota, search specifically for:

  • South Dakota State University
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Dakota State University
  • University of South Dakota

Here is information about the summer 2021 REU held in conjunction with SDSU, SMSMT, and USD.

Poster for Research Experience for Undergraduates - Summer 2021