2021 Interactive Biomaterials REU Application

Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2021 at 5:00pm.
An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

Please note: Due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the REU Site reserves the right to modify the program features and requirements. Every effort will be made to host an in-person program, however, all projects will be designed to shift to remote participation if necessary. Applicants will be notified of all developments and changes to program requirements.

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, 2021*:

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

Research Project Selections*
Please select your top five research projects by entering Project # (x) and Faculty last name.
(ranked 1-5)

First Choice

Second Choice

Third Choice

Fourth Choice

Fifth Choice

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

Karen Low at kplow@syr.edu

By submitting this application, I understand that in accepting participation I commit myself to be present at Syracuse University from June 7 through August 13, 2021 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.

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