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Engineering for Bouncing Back - Research Experience for Undergraduates on Resilient Communities

Oregon State University is pleased to announce summer internships for undergraduate students on the topic of resilience. The Engineering for Bouncing Back (EBB) program will provide research experience for undergraduates (REU) in hands-on and interdisciplinary research on building resilient communities.

During the ten-week program, students will work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities. In addition, students will participate in cohort-building activities such as, field trips to communities facing unique challenges in resilience and a film night focused on community resilience stories. Professional development activities include weekly skill-building workshops and panels, a 10-page project report, and a final program symposium.

Highly motivated undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. 

  • Applications open: January 31, 2019
  • Application deadline: March 31, 2019
  • $5,000 fellowship
  • On-site housing and round-trip transportation from the student's home area, if needed
  • Note: REU projects funded by CWI and CLiP programs do not support housing and transportation costs
  • Field trips for site-specific field work
  • Professional development workshops

  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have at least one quarter or semester remaining to graduate after the program
  • Students from underrepresented communities, community colleges, and institutions with limited research opportunities are highly encouraged to apply