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

General Info

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.

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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
  • Lower division students 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.