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The following materials are required for your application to be considered:

  1. A completed Online Application,
  2. Copy of current transcript, official or unofficial, including fall 2016 semester.
  3. Two letters of recommendation sent from the recommending person to:
  4. An essay (500 words or less) describing your interest in chemistry summer research.  Also, in a separate paragraph include your plans after graduation and career goals or interest (i.e. job, graduate/professional school, research area and other).

    ******  NOTE  ******
    When you go to apply and notice that the faculty member of your choice is not listed
    this indicates he/she is not accepting a participant for the summer.


Deadline: March 3, 2017 to ensure full consideration.

An acknowledgment will be sent via email confirming receipt of your application materials,
in most cases, notification of our decision will be sent by April 3, 2017.

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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 Graven 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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►  2017 REU Participants - Click for list

  REU Past Chronicles
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►  Thanks for the memories!