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 of your choice. In several labs you will solve research problems connected to chemistry or biochemistry industries.     

Application deadline: 31 January 2019

2019 Summer Program: 15 May - 23 July 

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You will also be exposed to:

You will receive:

Prerequisites: We invite students from both 4-year and 2-year universities, as well as students from 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.

Contact Program Directors with Questions:

Professor Daniel Ess (

Professor Rebecca Sansom (

Professor Kara Stowers (


 Fun Activities 

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