ChemEnergy REU Program

Students and faculty in the ChemEnergy REU and CCB-GAP programs visiting the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley Lab for a group tour with UC Davis alumna Christina Beavers, a Beamline Scientist at the ALS.
Students and faculty in the ChemEnergy REU and CCB-GAP programs visiting the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley Lab for a group tour with UC Davis alumna Christina Beavers, a Beamline Scientist at the ALS.

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Catalysis, Energy, Materials, and Biotechnology

Introduction

The UC Davis ChemEnergy REU aims to provide diverse undergraduate students with a unique 10-week research experience tackling state-of-the-art research problems in energy, materials, catalysis, and biotechnology. REU students will live on campus and work alongside faculty and graduate students to gain a unique perspective on modern chemistry research. Students will also network with faculty and students in weekly social activities, participate in field trips to local companies and a weekend trip to Lake Tahoe, and receive training to improve science communication skills. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. Professor Annaliese Franz is the Director and PI of the REU program, and Professor Jesus Velazquez is the co-PI. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Eligibility

Students who are chemistry (or related) majors in their sophomore or junior year. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. UC Davis undergraduates are not eligible for this program. Students are selected based on their undergraduate record, letters of recommendation, and research interests.

Stipend

Up to $5,000; housing provided; travel costs included.

Research Projects

Download the PDF of participating faculty mentors, which has examples of research projects. See Faculty Research Areas for more detailed information about faculty mentors.

Applications

The priority deadline for online application is March 16, 2021, and the Final Deadline is March 23, 2021.  Recommendation letters are due by March 24, 2021 (for full consideration).
 

The application will be available in January.

Dates for Summer 2021 are June 21-August 27, 2021
 

ONLINE APPLICATION

Contact Information and Questions

Professors Jesus Velazquez and Annaliese Franzchem-reu@ucdavis.edu