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REU Program Information

The Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates Students (REU) program, “Cardiovascular Research: Engineering a Translational Experience (CREATE).”

Program Dates:  May 29 – August 3, 2018

Application Deadline:  January 22, 2018

Additional Information:

Stipend: $4500 for 10 weeks
Housing: on-campus housing provided
Travel: up to $500

In addition to research efforts related to the cardiovascular system, students will participate in a range of seminars and technical programs that will provide an opportunity to use the creative process to perform research, prepare research presentations, and discuss graduate student experiences. Students will also participate in tours of the Penn State Materials Characterization Laboratory, Nanofabrication Facility, Microscopy and Cytometry Facility, and the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences. There will be off-campus tours to the Hershey Medical Center and to Actuated Medical, Inc.

A variety of social programs will be provided throughout the summer, including informal pizza lunches, hikes through the local mountains, evening barbecues, and music/theater events. Students will also be able to take advantage of the outstanding research, athletic, and arts facilities at Penn State, the beautiful countryside in the State College area, and the extraordinary Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

Who should apply?

Current Penn State undergraduate students and undergraduate students from outside institutions are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, physics, or related majors are preferred.

Students must currently be enrolled at a U.S. institution.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates

  • Application deadline is January 22, 2018

Contact Information

  • Jenna Sieber
    Graduate Program Assistant
    REU Administrative Assistant
    205 Hallowell Building

Learn more about faculty research areas:

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614