Tentative Program Dates: 
June 4th - August 12th, 2023

The ME3 REU Program is an all-expenses paid summer research experience.  Participants will receive a summer stipend of $5,000, travel sponsorship and/or reimbursement, state-of-the-art on-campus housing, and a summer meal plan.  The program will also cover a health insurance supplement for access to on-campus health clinic facilities.

Programmatic features: 
In addition to the professional and skills development activities (below), the ME3 REU Program will offer social events coordinated with 20+ other REU Programs on the University of Minnesota campus.  These social events may include trips to the Science Museum of Minnesota, a Minnesota Twins Baseball Game, the Guthrie Theater, and other local highlights.


  Seminars & Workshops Activity / Application

Skill Development

  • Basics of mentorship
  • REU Science Communications Workshop
  • Research ethics
  • ME Safety Training with ME undergraduate peers
  • Peer evaluation of writing, presentations
  • UMN Research Poster Symposium

Energy and the Environment

  • Overview of relevant mechanical engineering research disciplines
  • REU Welcome Week orientations
  • Field trips (District Energy Plant in St. Paul, UMN campus district heating/cooling plant)
Career Opportunities
  • Graduate school overview
  • Financial aid
  • Interviewing best practices
  • Career panels with local industry including Danfoss, Donaldson, Honeywell, 3M
  • Mentorship with graduate students
  • Campus wide professional development workshops
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