We are using a common application hosted by The National Science Foundation. To apply to the program, please follow these steps: 

  1. Visit the list of NSF REU programs by clicking here
  2. Scroll down to the search window, enter a keyword (for example Minnesota).
  3. Look for the University of Minnesota icon and the title "REU in Mechanical Engineering: Energy and the Environment"
  4. Click the arrow on the left to expand the window of our program description.
  5. Click "apply." You will need to create a new NSF account to apply.

Our application opens December 18, 2021 and closes on March 1, 2022.   We will begin to review applicant materials on February 1, 2022.

Application Materials Include the Following

  • An online application form: 
    • A one-page Statement of Purpose indicating your interest in research and describing your candidacy as a participant.
    • A one-page resume.
    • Names, titles, and e-mail addresses of your references.
    • A current school-issued unofficial transcript which indicates your current GPA.
  • Two letters of recommendation: At least one letter must be written by a faculty member who is familiar with your academic record, your ability to function independently, and your research and/or career goals. One of the two letters may come from a professional work supervisor. These letters will be sent through the online applications system. After you enter the references' contact information, the application will prompt the references to submit their letters to your application.

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