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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Looking for a fun and challenging summer research experience? The NIMBioS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) provides undergrads in math, biology and related fields the opportunity to conduct research in teams with UT professors, NIMBioS researchers, and collaborators on projects at the interface of math and biology.

Vital Info

Dates: June 11-August 3, 2012 (Academic schedule conflict? Please contact the organizers)
Stipend: $3500
Travel reimbursement up to $600 for airfare or mileage to/from Knoxville, TN
Apartment-style campus housing provided (meals not included)
Registration covered to attend the Society of Mathematical Biology 2012 Conference
Opportunity to apply for funds to attend additional conferences, including the NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference

The application process is now closed.

About the REU

  • Opportunities: Work with world-class researchers, do original research, and present your results at a professional conference
  • Skill-building and Career-Oriented: Workshops are provided to build all participants' skills in mathematical modelling and software such as R and/or Matlab as well as sessions on careers and graduate school.
  • Teamwork: Bring all your skills for working in a team – students with different areas of expertise, experience and cultural backgrounds will work together and collaboration is key.
  • Full-time: As an internship, participants are expected to put in 40 hours a week of effort and be available to work with their team members every day. Exceptions must be approved in advance.
  • Challenging: Focus, dedication, positive attitude and good humor are expected of all participants to ensure a rewarding experience for all.
  • Fun: Read all about it from our past participants. Besides enjoying working with an enthusiastic group, social activities will include dinner parties, picnics and trips to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

The Projects

For further information about the program, please contact Kelly Sturner, Education and Outreach Coordinator, NIMBioS (Email: or Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, Associate Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity, NIMBioS (Email:

Related Links

2011 REU/REV program
2010 REU/REV program
2009 REU/REV program