"I fell in love with the institution and the City of Charlottesville. The energy that I felt surrounding almost all the principal investigators towards research was really contagious. I got the impression that there is a fantastic environment encircling the BME department, the school of medicine and the health system, which is fundamental for any successful summer research program. Working every day in the lab for the entire summer exposed me the down time of investigation, the challenges and feelings of incompetence that all investigators feel at some point that leads to growth. It also showed me how to move forward, look for alternative view points and a new focus to solve a problem. "Ramon Castellanos, REU Class of 2018 "Agent Based Model of Intramuscular Fat Infiltration"
Immersion in UVA's Tight-Knit Lab Culture
The Multiscale Systems Bioengineering REU program (Research Experience for Undergraduates) is funded by an award from the National Science Foundation. The program trains undergraduates from a variety of STEM backgrounds and provides them with the skills, confidence, and mentorship necessary for successful careers in the exciting field of systems bioengineering. Students will be matched with world-class faculty mentors for a 10-week research project, culminating in a paper and public symposium at the end of the summer.
Note: this program targets (but is not limited to) students from outside the University of Virginia.
How to Apply
The Summer 2019 program dates are May 27 - August 3, 2019. The application deadline is March 1, 2019. To apply, please visit National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates website. Select "How to Apply" in the top menu, then click either the “Engineering” drop-down or on the link "Engineering common application.” When selecting the program to apply to, be sure to then select “UVA Systems Bioengineering REU" and follow the instructions. Applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made on a rolling basis beginning February 1, 2019.