The Chemistry REU site at the University at Buffalo (UB) is a ten-week program running from June 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015.   UB Chemistry REU participants will have a choice of projects that will have collaborative, interdisciplinary aspects that promote student interactions with multiple investigators. Highlights of our program include:

  • Original research project with one of our faculty members (see list or go to our departmental website www.chemistry.buffalo).  Some projects are joint between two faculty members.
  • Trips to industrial and academic research laboratories that focus on environmental chemistry and sustainability including the Great Lakes Center, Honeywell, Wilson Greatbatch, Praxair, Ecology and Environment.
  • Weekly lecture series on research topics, professional skills, career choices, and scientific ethics  
  • Organized social events including trips to the Niagara Falls power station, Shakespeare in the park, outdoor music events and summer festivals.
  • Opportunities to disseminate results of research through oral and poster presentations

In addition to the research experience, UB's Chemistry REU students receive:

Stipend: $5,000

The program covers participant housing expenses in an on-campus dorm.

Travel costs: Some travel expenses may be covered, on a case-by-case basis.

Students must be available to fully participate in the program for the entire 10 weeks.  The research program requires a full-time committment.  Other engagements including taking courses (including online courses) during the ten weeks of the program are discouraged.   

Please contact us at if you have any questions regarding the UB Chemistry REU Program!