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A Celebration of Science

Undergraduates from around the country showcase their research at a grand event at Syracuse University

Aug. 13, 2015, by Amy Manley

Students at the 2015 REU present their research
Students at the 2015 REU present their research

The Research Experience for Undergraduates, or REU for short, is a program funded by the National Science Foundation to provide summer research opportunities for students in the STEM fields at Syracuse University. More than 80 undergraduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as universities and colleges around the country, presented the results of their research this August at a poster session held in the grand Milton Atrium in the Life Sciences Complex.

The event also included the presentations of 2 exchange students hailing from Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Karin Ruhlandt, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry says this event is a true celebration of science and engineering at Syracuse University.

β€œFor many of these undergraduate students, this is the first time they have ever done extended research with a faculty member,” explains Ruhlandt. β€œ It allows them to get a taste of what graduate level research would be like.”

For more information about the Syracuse University REU programs and how to apply for future years, visit:

Chemistry iREU and REU Program

Interactive Biomaterials REU program

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Amy Manley