The 2019 REU Program was a success!

Thirteen students from around the country, and another one from Ireland, ventured to KU this summer to take part in our REU program.  They joined 5 KU students to form a diverse and dynamic cohort of researchers.  The eleven domestic students supported by our NSF REU grant (CHE-1560279) and two others supported by a faculty NSF grant came from as far away as California, Florida and Louisiana, with most hailing from Kansas and the nearby states of Missouri, Nebraska,  Oklahoma, Iowa and South Dakota.   

Welcome!  The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas is proud to sponsor a National Science Foundation supported Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Summer 2019, our 31st year as a host site.  The program provides initial research experiences for a diverse group of 10-12 students in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment. Undergraduates attending any U.S. university or college who are majoring in chemistry or a closely related field, and who are considering a career and perhaps graduate study in chemistry, are encouraged to apply.

Key components of this program are career enhancement and educational activities that encourage and prepare the students for graduate studies and careers in emerging and interdisciplinary areas of the chemical sciencesn (the current focus is sustainability in chemistry). Close interactions between the participants and their faculty, graduate student, and postdoctoral mentors provide guidance and feedback throughout the program and beyond. In addition, the students develop important skills for the oral and written presentation of their research accomplishments, and are encouraged to present their REU outcomes at national or regional scientific meetings.

Each participant in the KU Chemistry REU Program receives a competitive stipend plus full room and board and a travel allowance, a total value of approximately $8800.  Please see the 2019 Program Announcement (pdf).

The dates of the 2019 Program - Start:  May 20th   End:  July 26th.

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The University of Kansas is an equal opportunity institution.
Minorities, women and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The KU Chemistry REU Program is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all participants.  The program does not tolerate harassment or any other form of personal misconduct by participants, mentors, or program staff, or retaliation in response to reported incidents of alleged misconduct.  Click here to vew the full policy.

The KU Academic Achievement and Access Center is dedicated to providing necessary services for individuals with special needs.

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2019 Program Details

REU Participants - List
Summer Schedule - Calendar

Published News: 
On July 24, 2017 - Cameron Liss had his research featured in the ACS Journal of Chemical Theory & Computation.  Cameron served as a 2016 REU Participant under the direction of Professor Marco Caricato.  The article is titled:  "Electronic Coupling for Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Systems with a Bridge-Overlap Approach"  Click to access abstract

► "HEADLINER" - Mark Craven not only makes the new in Ireland, but here at KU:  Click for the story

1992 REU Alumni Joseph Cavaleri
remembers when....
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►  Alumni List (1988 through 2018) here

  REU Past Chronicles
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►  Thanks for the memories!