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Research Experience for Undergraduates

South Dakota State University

Promoting Leadership in Advanced-Research-Computing for Interdisciplinary Sectors 2021


Research Experience for Undergraduates

Summer 2021

Are you interested in an exciting and cutting-edge research experience this summer? South Dakota State University faculty members from the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences are excited to provide cutting-edge research experiences for undergraduate students.

This REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Site is open to US citizen and permanent resident who is pursuing a baccalaureate or associate degree in any STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Discipline.

This REU Site is intended to take place on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will monitor the situation closely.

Important Dates:

  • March , 2021 (Monday): Applications are due
  • June 2, 2021 (Wednesday): Program begins
  • August 6, 2021 (Friday): Program concludes

Participant Benefits

  • Stipend of $6,000 for the 10 week program
  • Meal allowance of $1,200
  • On-campus housing at no charge for participants 
  • Up to $600 reimbursement to travel between your residence and the REU Site at the beginning and conclusion of the summer program
  • Opportunity to present your research findings and outcomes at regional or national conference

Please check our brochure.

Research Programs

REU participants will be engaged an intensive ten-week program of computationally intensive simulation and analysis in the areas of

  • Mathematics, Statistics & Computational Sciences
  • HPC Cyberinfrastructure Development & Optimization
  • Engineered Systems
  • Biological & Medical Sciences

This program is seeking students who have completed one to two years of post K-12 education (college or university) and who are majoring in mathematics, statistics, engineering, computational sciences, biological sciences, technology, or a related discipline. Students who are attending community or four-year colleges are especially encouraged to apply! 

Application Procedure:

Please prepare your application by providing the following documents

  1. Application Form 
  2. Two Reference Forms
  3. Your transcript

Application Submission:

Please submit your application materials via email at 

Additional Information:

Please contact:

Dr. Stephen Gent (SDSU PLAINS REU Program Director)
605-688-5337 (phone)

Dr. Jung-Han Kimn (SDSU PLAINS REU Associate Director)
605-688-5842 (phone)