Division of Science

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. 

Funding support for Brandeis undergraduate students comes from a variety of programs highlighted by our NSF sponsored Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) and NIH sponsored Computational Neuroscience grants, generous family foundation gifts, and our alumni-sponsored Division of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Materials Research Science and Engineering Center  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. 

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.