Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.

University of New Orleans Advanced Materials Research Institute
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
Funded by the National Science Foundation
(NSF Award #DMR-1262904)

The University of New Orleans (UNO) has sponsored a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site since the summer of 2003. The area of focus is materials science and nanotechnology.  The REU Site is affiliated with the interdisciplinary Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) at UNO.  Typically, eight students are recruited every year for a ten-week summer research experience.  Recruitment efforts focus on undergraduates from historically black colleges and universities in the New Orleans area.  The REU Site involves faculty mentors from AMRI and from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Mechanical Engineering.  Undergraduate students participate in research projects within the areas of synthesis, characterization and application of nanoparticles and their composites and assemblies.  The student participants also attend scientific and professional development seminars, a session on research ethics, and participate in field trips to local industrial and related sites and in organized social activities.

Required Tax Forms for Summer Program Participants

Representative Research Projects

Publications and Presentations


Announcement for 2014 Summer Program.

Application Form for 2014 Summer Program.

REU Program Photographs


LASiGMA Summer Research Program. The LASiGMA Program at UNO also provides support for LASiGMA REU participants who take part in our Summer Research Program for Undergraduate at the University of New Orleans. The program information, announcement, and application form can be viewed by clicking on this linK: If you are interested in applying for this Program and participating at UNO, please feel free to submit your appliction via this link.


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