CSM Research Experiences for Undergraduates

active reu programs

Underground Infrastructure

This Underground Infrastructure REU offers undergraduate students the unique opportunity to explore underground infrastructure and perform research in a multidisciplinary environment. Colorado School of Mines, Lehigh University, and CSULA work collaboratively to offer this REU program. This REU NSF site provides a dynamic research environment to a select cohort of students over a 10-week long summer program.

RENUWIT – Urban Water Infrastructure

ReNUWIt’s REU program engages undergraduate students in ReNUWIt faculty’s research labs, under the mentorship of ReNUWIt post-docs and graduate students. Participants learn laboratory/field techniques, are immersed in a collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, and conduct meaningful research in state-of-the-art facilities.

ICECRM – Materials Informatics

The opportunities and challenges presented by data in materials sciences has expanded rapidly in recent decades. ICECRM focuses on accelerating the development of new materials by harnessing the power of data and experiment. This REU is designed as an 11-week program where students will tackle an interdisciplinary problem in materials informatics.

Past REU programs

BOTS – Bridge opportunity for transfer students

BOTS is an REU, Research Experience for Undergraduate, that awards transfer students an hourly wage to conduct research at Mines. BOTS takes place over the summer months between community college and Mines. This program exposes transfer students to the cutting-edge research taking place at Colorado School of Mines while also helping create a network of peers and faculty currently engaged in research.

Advancing Polymer Materials with ChemISTRY

The Colorado School of Mines offers a unique interdisciplinary research experience for undergraduates that applies polymer science and polymer engineering practices to 21st century technologies such as fuel cell membranes, solar cells, coatings, and health care. Participants will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors from the departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials Science.