Summer Undergraduate Research

  • Students participating at SciFest poster presentations

    Undergraduate summer researchers presenting their posters during SciFest.

  • Scientific research does not stop at Brandeis University even after the academic year concludes. Each summer, a group of undergraduate students spend their summer doing research in a variety of labs. This includes students from Brandeis and other institutions. 

    The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is a summer research program that will fund undergraduate students assigned to MRSEC laboratories. Each year a REU begins in late May and continues for a 10-week period concluding in early August. The REU program includes housing costs, a meal allowance and a stipend. Previously, a NSF-funded program included an REU in Cell & Molecular Visualization based in the Biology Department. 

    Other students arrive via the HHMI Exrop program and the Brandeis-India Science Scholars Program, as well as informal arrangements with individual faculty.

    Funding support for Brandeis undergraduate students comes from a variety of programs highlighted by an NIH Computational Neuroscience training grant and our alumni-sponsored Division of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

    The capstone event for undergraduates is Summer SciFest, a poster session where students can present the results of their research to peers, grad students, and faculty. It is typically held in early August.