University of Vermont

CEMS Research Experience for Undergraduates -- CEMS-REU

CEMS is creating a research experience for undergraduates (REU) to promote opportunities for students to engage in research projects (CEMS-REU). This program will provide stipends intended to incentivize undergraduate engagement in research. This new program will fund up to 100 opportunities for one semester REU’s during the academic year 2016-2017. The most important quality you will bring to this position is your eagerness to learn. Our faculty do research in a variety of areas. Reach out to them to learn more about their research and any REU opportunities they might have.

What CEMS-REU’s provide

Each student selected will be provided up to $500/semester, for a maximum of two semesters. This includes the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Stipends will typically be provided as hourly wages, for work performed on a project defined by you and your research mentor.

Who is eligible

Any CEMS undergraduate student is eligible for this research program, including students already earning credit for Undergraduate Research or an Honors Thesis. Note that you must be working with a CEMS faculty mentor as part of your research (see "How to apply" below).

How to apply

Students are required to have identified a CEMS faculty member who has agreed to be their research mentor. The faculty mentor's home department can be the same or different from the department of the student's major. Applications will be reviewed by the home department of the faculty mentor. To apply, send an email to the appropriate contact shown below, for the department of your proposed faculty mentor, and please cc your faculty mentor. The subject line should be "CEMS-REU APPLICATION". Include in the e-mail your name, a brief description of the project you are proposing to work on, and the faculty member you are proposing to work with. Individual departments may later request additional material for evaluation.

Summer 2017 REU Participants

DeptLast NameFirst NameFacultyProject
CSFelagJackSkalka/BongardComputer modeling of climate change impacts on arctic tundra.
CSKoudsyRamySkalkaImplementation of a security analysis tool for the OpenMRS medical records software system.
CSStevensTimSkalka/BongardComputer modeling of climate change impacts on arctic tundra.
CEEIngelssonMarkusHolmen 
CEESpoffordKnowlesAultman-HallStreet design and pedestrian walkability.
CEEWernerLoganBadireddyConducting experiments on virus inactivation in the presence of simulated-sunlight and low-frequency acoustic vibration.
CEENixonNatashaBadireddyStudying Nutrient Recovery using Nano-Membrane hybrid reactors.
CEEMcMorrowBonnieGhazanfari 
CEEBrediceNickTan/GhazanfariWorking on fracture of Shale cores under complete tensile and shear stresses.
EBEFoleyTimothyOssarehInvestigating Numerical Properties of Stochastic Linearization, Finding Numerical Algorithm to Solve These Equations and Exploring Accuracy of This Linearization.
EBEJohnsonEmmaOughstunPrecursor Fields Resulting from an Electromagnetic Pulse Moving Through a Dispersive Dielectric.
EBEOuConnieXiaWireless Sensing Data Acquisition and Transmission.
EBEQinMinXiaComputer Vision Technique based Tango Position System for Ground Penetrating Radar Data.
MEAdamowiczLukasDubiefDetection of Postural Assymetry Using Body Track Motion Techniques and Musculoskeletal Simulation.
MEBernierDavidLeeAdvanced 3D Printing.
MEMooreIanDubiefAnalysis of Trajectory Reconstruction From IMU's.