University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE)

General Info

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The Jacobs school of Engineering (JSOE) at UC San Diego hosts a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in Biomaterials. The objectives of the program are to train undergraduates in basic research through challenging biomaterial-related engineering projects performed with research mentors from engineering departments across JSOE. Research areas include tissue engineering and 3D printing, bio-inspired biomaterials, biomaterial-stem cell interaction, nanoparticles and drug delivery.

Applications will be available on Wednesday, January 01 for the Summer 2020 Program. Applications will be due on Saturday, February 15 and decisions sent to applicants by Sunday, March 15.

Program Highlights

  • $500 per week stipend
  • Free on-campus housing
  • Travel to and from San Diego and to and from the BMES National Meeting
  • Oral and Poster Presentations at UC San Diego Research Symposium (August) and BMES National Meeting (October)
  • Weekly research development workshops
  • Perform biomaterials research with program mentors (see Current Projects)
  • GRE preparation course
  • Field trips and social events

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time availability during the program
  • Students that will be rising juniors in Summer 2020 majoring in bioengineering, material science, chemical engineering, life sciences, or other related field are especially encouraged to apply
  • Women, underrepresented minorities, and military veterans are especially encouraged to apply
  • Participants must be 18 years of age by the start date of the program and completed at least 1 year of college coursework

Application Information

  • Major components of the online application include: personal and academic information, a personal statement, a copy of your unofficial school transcript (as a pdf), and contact information for two references.
  • The person writing your letter of recommendation will be contacted via e-mail and will submit their letter online.
  • Once you begin an application, you can check the status of it any time by logging into this website.
  • All components of the application must be submitted before the deadline to be considered complete. Only complete applications will be reviewed.