An REU Site to Prepare Students for Graduate School and an Industrial Career
This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site will provide you with the opportunity to spend 10 weeks performing research in a state-of-the-art chemistry or biochemistry lab. In several labs you will solve research problems connected to chemistry or biochemistry industries.
Application deadline: 15 February 2021
2021 Summer Program: 11 May - 20 July
***If applying to both the REU and Talmage program, applicants only need to fill out the REU application.***
You will also be exposed to:
- Workshops to develop effective communication, team interactions, and deliver scientific presentations
- Visits to chemical and biochemical companies
- Act as a counselor for BYU CHEM CAMP (ages 9-12). Watch the videos at: chemcamp.byu.edu
- Rafting the Provo River and camping at a beautiful Utah National Park
- Attend and present at a national American Chemical Society meeting
You will receive:
- $5,000 stipend
- Free housing
- Travel reimbursement for travel to and from Provo
- Funding to attend and present at a national American Chemical Society meeting the following year
Prerequisites: We invite students from both 4-year and 2-year universities, as well as students from community colleges to apply. For most labs, only completion of freshmen chemistry and lab is required. Organic classes and lab are required for some, but not all organic labs.
Honor Code: Everyone is welcome at BYU. You are required to commit to living the honor code during your time at BYU. The honor code provides a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.
BYU has a unique and friendly campus environment that is extremely safe! BYU is located in Provo, Utah, which is 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City. There are many mountains, lakes, and rivers within just a few minutes of Provo. Several national parks are within a few hours drive. With a population of approximately 250,000 in Utah Valley, there is a diversity of restaurants (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, etc.) and entertainment (music, comedy, etc.).
BYU Central Mission
To provide outstanding undergraduate education and research training with state-of-the-art equipment. The chemistry department faculty are experienced at guiding undergraduate students to become functional researchers and coauthors in a short period of time.
Contact Program Directors with Questions:
Pictures of REU Cohorts Visiting Companies & Having Fun
2021 REU cohort hiking San Rafael, tubing Provo River, and camping at Payson Lakes
2019 Cohort Visit to BioFire
2018 REU participant Jeshurun Small giving talk at ACS San Diego
2019 REU participant Lorna Suaava and Chem Campers
2019 REU participant Shardon Morrill and Chem Campers
2019 REU Workshop
2019 REU cohort rafting Provo River and camping at Zion
REU, RET, and Talmage Intern Visit to Industrial Biotech Company ARUP
4th of July Stadium of Fire
REU and Talmage Intern Arches National Park Camping Trip
REU and Talmage Intern Provo River Rafting Trip
Final Symposium REU Presentations
Final Symposium Poster Session