Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM)

Deadline is February 1, 2017.

Click the following link to complete the application

The CIMM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project is a nine- or ten-week summer program where students work collaboratively on topics related to advanced manufacturing and materials research. CIMM research addresses the scientific and technological barriers relevant to two broad classes of manufacturing methods: (1) Multi-scale forming and replication for high-throughput manufacturing and (2) 3-D Laser-based Printing for adaptive manufacturing. Students will be integrated into ongoing research projects in state of the art facilities in an environment of peer and interinstitutional mentoring and collaboration.

Each student will receive a $500/week stipend, a free housing in university dormitories (if needed), and up to $400 travel expense reimbursement.

The students will be selected to join research groups at one of the three Universities: Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, and Southern University at Baton Rouge.

For more Information about the CIMM REU program check the 2017 CIMM REU flyer.

To qualify for the 2017 CIMM REU program, you must be an undergraduate at a two-or four-year institution, must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, and consider a research-related career or graduate school in a science major.

To apply for the 2017 CIMM REU program, you must submit an online application (find the link below), recommendation letters  and send other required materials: 500-word essay and transcripts to

Heather F Lavender
Office of Strategic Initiatives, Louisiana State University
Either by email:, email subject: REU Applications

or mail to the following address:
207 Hatcher Hall,
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Attn: Heather F Lavender

To be considered for the CIMM REU program, you need to make sure that you do all the following:

-submit an online application (The application takes about 30 minutes to be completed).
-send an email, as a pdf, (or mail) a 500-word application essay that includes a description of your academic background, the reason of your interest in this program, and your future career plans. The essay should also cover how you will benefit from this summer research experience. If known, state the research group that you are interested in, the experience you would gain from joining the group, and the contributions you would offer to the group.
-Send a copy of your current college transcript(s):
Get an official copy of your transcript from your college/university’s Registrar’s office. We will not accept screenshots or transcripts downloaded from the university’s website.
To Submit the CIMM REU application, click here.
Important Dates:

Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2017
Notification of Decision: 
March  1, 2017

Program Dates:
May 22 – July 28, 2017 (LSU; SUBR)
May 30 – July 29, 2016 (La Tech)
For more information, or if you have any question
Contact: Heather F Lavender; 225-578-4726

Click the gallery below for photos from the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sessions during the Summer Research Forum.