Undergraduate Resources and Opportunities

MRSEC Dr Anique OM


Brandeis MRSEC offers two summer undergraduate programs:

1. Summer Materials Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SMURF) for Brandeis students 
2. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) for predominantly non-Brandeis students

Summer MRSEC Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SMURF), May 30 - August 4, 2017
The MRSEC SMURF program is for Brandeis students doing undergraduate research, sponsored by the Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

This is a highly compeitive internal fellowship that includes a $5,000 stipend. By the summer, applicants must be rising Brandeis sophomores, juniors, or seniors. No prior lab experience is required, but a commitment from a Brandeis MRSEC member to serve as a mentor in the summer is required.

Recipients are expected to be available to do full time laboratory research during that period, and must commit to presenting a poster at the final poster session. Recipients also commit to participating in weekly activities (~1-2 hours/week) organized by the MRSEC Director of Education.  

Applications for the 2017 SMURF Program now closed



Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU),
 May 30 - August 4, 2017
Brandeis University was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to establish a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The research in our center concerns the combination of materials science with biology. We have very strong programs in the physical sciences and the life sciences, which we have combined to study this fascinating area. 

Info on REU 2017 Program. Applications for the 2017 REU program now closed



Congratulations to the 2017 MRSEC Undergraduate Research Cohorts!

Check out the 2016 MRSEC Undergraduate Research Cohorts.