2019 Interactive Biomaterials REU Application

    Applications must be received no later than February 15, 2019 at 5:00pm.
    An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

    Personal Information




    Note: Your Social Security Number will be required if you are accepted into the program

    Gender* MaleFemale


    Current Mailing Address*:

    Permanent Address*:

    Phone Number*:



    U.S. CitizenPermanent Resident
    Country of Citizenship*:

    Date of Birth*:

    Demographic Information:
    This information is requested by the National Science Foundation for statistical purposes.
    Please check all that apply:
    Black, Non-hispanicNative American or Alaskan NativeAsianNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderHispanicWhite, Non-hispanic

    Educational Information

    Name of the University or College you are attending*:



    Degree Expected*:

    Academic standing by June 1, 2019*:

    Expected Graduation Date*:

    Plans after Graduation*:
    Graduate SchoolMedical/Dental SchoolEmploymentUndecided

    GPA*: GPA Scale*: GPA in Major*:

    Honors or Awards:

    Special Programs in which you are involved: (societies, organizations, McNair, CSTEP, honorary fraternity, etc)

    Have you ever participated in a research program in the past*?
    (Please indicate all research programs)

    Principle Research Areas of Interest

    Indicate the areas of research that you would like to pursue. Information on faculty members who will be overseeing students with research projects this summer as well as their area of concentration and current research projects are located on the Faculty Page.

    Research Interests* (Check all that apply)
    3D Biofabrication/BioprintingTissue Engineering/Regenerative MedicineMechanobiologyPolymer Rheology and ProcessingPolymer ChemistryTheory and ModelingSoft and Living MatterBiophysicsNanobiotechnologyMedical DevicesBiomaterial CompositesStem Cell Based TherapiesCell/Materials InteractionsDevelopmental BiologyHydrogelsFunctional and Responsive Materials

    Other Research Areas

    Potential conflicts with program dates*:

    (must type in the "dates" or "none")

    Personal Statement*

    Please provide a brief statement (one page) describing your career goals in scientific research and why you wish to participate in this program. Specifically discuss your plans after your undergraduate graduation (graduate school, employment, etc.) and why you wish to pursue this research opportunity.
    Please add to your personal statement the following: Upon accepting a research position, I understand that breaking that commitment could negatively impact the ability of other qualified applicants to participate.


    List below the names and titles of two faculty members (at your institution or elsewhere) whom you have asked to write letters of support for your application. These persons should be familiar with your academic and/or research abilities and should be able to judge whether you are suited for Undergraduate Research.

    Reference 1:


    Email Address*

    Phone Number*

    Reference 2:


    Email Address*

    Phone Number*

    Note: The references that you declare will be notified upon submitting this application. However, you must notify your references of your pending application and receive their approval before entering their contact information.

    Please send official transcripts and ask faculty to send their letters of recommendation directly to:

    Professor James H. Henderson
    Interactive Biomaterials REU Program Director
    Syracuse Biomaterials Institute
    318 Bowne Hall
    Syracuse University
    Syracuse, New York 13244-1200

    Faculty can email letters of recommendation to:Karen Low

    By submitting this application, I understand that in accepting participation I commit myself to be present at Syracuse University from June 2 through August 10, 2019 and breaking that commitment could negatively impact the ability of other qualified applicants to participate.
    I shall arrange all personal and academic obligations to adjust to this schedule.

    Please make sure all fields are completed before submitting application.