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Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Research Experience for Undergraduates Program sponsors outstanding junior and senior undergraduate students in civil engineering to spend ten weeks conducting individual research projects exploring new directions in earthquake studies over the summer at the NSF-funded MCEER-affiliated earthquake research universities. At the end of the program, the students will present their research results at a symposium and participate in field trips and other technical activities jointly organized by MCEER and two other NSF-funded earthquake research centers, Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAE) and Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER).

Program Information: REU participants will be paired with a faculty advisor and will join the faculty member's research team. Each participant will have a predetermined individual research project, chosen during the selection process, and will be responsible for completing the project within the allotted time. Students should be available full time from approximately June 1 through mid-August.

REU Projects completed under the Earthquake Engineering Research Centers Program, National Science Foundation (NSF):


2007 REU Symposium Review and Proceedings


2006 REU Symposium Review


2005 REU Symposium Review


Review (MCEER Bulletin Article, Fall/Winter 2004)




Review (MCEER Bulletin Article, Spring 2004)

Proceedings (Compiled by PEER)


Review (MCEER Bulletin Article, Fall 2002)

Participants (MCEER Bulletin Article, Spring/Summer 2002)


Review (MCEER Bulletin Article, Fall 2002)

Participants (MCEER Bulletin Article, Summer 2001)


Proceedings of the 2001 Symposium for Young Researchers (24 MB PDF)

nsf logoThis Program is sponsored by the three National Science Foundation Earthquake Engineering Research Centers:
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Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAE)
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Pacific Earthquake Center (PEER)