Smart Polymer Composite Materials & Structures

A Research Experience for Undergraduates

Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (Smart REU) project.  Faculty from the departments of chemistry, mechanical engineering and civil engineering will mentor students.

Notice: Implementation of the 2020 REU Program is pending NSF award determination; however, applications are still being accepted. 

Requirements Benefits
U.S. citizen/permanent resident $600/week stipend
Enrolled in an undergraduate program at a two- or four-year institution On-campus housing, if needed
Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 Up to $600 travel reimbursement
Desire to pursue a career in research and/or graduate school in your major Dining card provided

Important Dates

  • December 16, 2019  Application Open
  • February 29, 2020 Application Deadline
  • May 25 - July 31, 2020 Program Dates 
    Notification of application status will be sent after NSF award determination.


Kristen S. Williams, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University
Office of Strategic Initiatives
207 Hatcher Hall

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