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Summer 2015 positions and applications will be available in January!

To get a better idea of what it's like to be a REU check out this blog post!

KBS faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are passionate about  involving undergraduates in their research. REU positions give students an opportunity to conduct full-time research under the guidance of an experienced mentor.happy reu student

This program is 12 weeks long and will run from May 18-August 7, 2015.

REUs will work with their mentor to write a blog post about their KBS experience, create and maintain a fully annoted dataset, and produce a poster that will be presented at the KBS Summer Undergraduate Symposium.

Click here to see the Summer 2014 Undergraduate Symposium Program.


  • $5000 stipend plus FREE room and board
  • Up to $500 to cover transportation to and from KBS
  • Up to $500 for research expenses

What are the benefits of an REU at KBS?

  • Join a dynamic group of students and faculty for an authentic field research experience
  • Learn the process of research: reading the literature, formulating questions and hypotheses, designing a study, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting the results as a research poster
  • Explore if a career in research is a good choice for you
  • Build references for your application to graduate school or other programs
  • Participate in seminars and professional development sessions tailored to help undergraduate students be successful in STEM disciplines

How do you apply?

Please check back in January for Summer 2015 project descriptions and application materials.

We encourage applications from from underrepresented groups in the sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen with undergraduate status to participate in these programs.

If you have questions about the application process, please email KBSsummer@kbs.msu.edu.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 20:19