Like the rest of the country, we have been trying to understand what will happen with the COVID-19 pandemic and the likely impact it will have on our REU program. At this point, we do not yet know when the UAH campus will reopen, when shelter-in-place instructions will be lifted, the availability of accommodation, etc. After careful consideration, including considering other options, we regret to inform you that we decided to cancel our REU program this summer. We believe that the safety of all participants and mentors is paramount and that alternative options do not offer the range of experiences that we expect of our REU program. We would like to thank you for your interest in our REU program. We will be glad to consider your current application for next year or invite you to submit an updated application during the application window for next year that will start in early January 2021.We wish you health and success, and we look forward to considering your application for Summer 2021!


As of January 17th, 2020, we will be accepting applications for the Summer 2020 program. You will need to create an account on our sign-up page to complete this application.  In addition, you will have to upload your resume and academic records (for example, transcripts) in PDF format, the contact information for two (2) recommenders, and to answer several essay questions. We recommend that you type your responses to the essay questions in a separate document and copy and paste them into your application. Your references will get an email right when you submit your application – you are responsible to check with them beforehand whether they want to provide a reference for you and let them know that they will get an automated email from us. You will get a notification email when a reference uploads a reference letter. If one or more of your references have not uploaded a letter by the deadline, your application is deemed incomplete. Academic records must be in English and must display the name of the institution, name of the student, completed coursework and grades. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 

If selected, you will be required to submit your official transcripts.