UF Summer Research Experiences

Summer Research Experiences For Visiting and UF Students

Engineering for Healthcare (REU) The REU Site Engineering for Healthcare will involve a diverse cohort of students in convergent research and curricula focused on critical engineering challenges in healthcare. REU Participants will (i) engage in high-impact research in partnership with engineering faculty and graduate student mentors, (ii) attend workshops dedicated to research practices and communications training, (iii) attend a seminar series where important high-priority challenges in healthcare that require engineering solutions are elucidated through partnerships with clinical faculty or healthcare professionals, and (iv) disseminate their research results through both oral and written communications. Via this REU Site, each participant will gain foundational skills through training workshops on the scientific method, and via hands-on research activities. REU Participants will gain an awareness of how traditional engineering principles can be extended to address modern engineering problems in the healthcare field and in society. Finally, REU Participants will improve their oral and written communication skills through symposium-style presentations and written project reports. Because of this training, REU Participants will be better prepared to succeed in their current undergraduate curriculum and be better prepared to make a positive impact upon entering industry or graduate school. A diverse cohort of participants will be recruited for this REU Site, including students that attend universities with limited research opportunities and students that may not have previously considered research-oriented careers.


International Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates. Research in chemistry at one of these research sites:  University of Toulouse, University of Strasbourg, University Pierre and Marie Curie, ENS-Cachan. https://reu.chem.ufl.edu/.

International Summer Research Program in Gravitational-Wave Physics This program is designed to expose students to the rigors of gravitational physics research within a setting that truly reflects its international character. For a period of 9-10 weeks during the summer, participants work on research projects in some of the best gravitational physics labs in Europe and Australasia. http://www.phys.ufl.edu/ireu/index.html.

Materials Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates.  Participants conduct research in the Physics department and participate in educational and professional development activities. http://www.phys.ufl.edu/reu/index.shtml.

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduates. The MagLab offers a wide range of research experiences in physics, chemistry, biological sciences, geochemistry, materials science and magnet science and engineering offering students unique opportunities to explore science at the extremes of magnetic fields, pressure and temperature while working alongside some of the finest scientists, magnet designers and engineers in the world. https://nationalmaglab.org/research/research-initiativeshttps://nationalmaglab.org/research/research-initiatives

Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development, and Education Center Transportation Research Internship Program (TRIP).  STRIDE offers undergraduates an exciting opportunity to learn about transportation engineering and to participate in cutting-edge research projects along with STRIDE faculty. Students from all 8 STRIDE consortium universities are eligible to participate .http://stride.ce.ufl.edu/internship-opportunities  

Summer Neuroscience Internship Program (SNIP) This is a 10 week paid summer internship program during the summer of 2017. Students will receive a stipend and housing near campus will be provided. Undergraduate researchers in this program will receive hands on experience in state of the art research and get to interact with fellow researchers at every level from other undergraduates to department heads, setting them up for future careers in science. http://neuroscience.ufl.edu/education/summer-neuroscience-internship-program/ 

Summer Undergraduate Research at Florida (SURF) The SURF program entails an 8 – 10 week Summer Undergraduate Research experience at the University of Florida. SURF provides the opportunity to work with a premier faculty adviser and a senior Ph.D. student mentor. Students will engage in research and spend in depth time furthering their path to applying and enrolling in a Ph.D. program at the University of Florida.   All participants will receive preferred Ph.D. admission and fellowship offers provided they have a successful summer experience and maintain their level of high academic performance through the completion of their bachelor’s degree.  https://www.eng.ufl.edu/graduate/campus-visits/summer-undergraduate-research-at-florida-surf/ 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS. Our SURF Program is designed to give students a research experience that focuses on Pharmacology & Therapeutics and includes both drug discovery and biological therapies. Undergraduate students accepted into the SURF Program will perform basic research in Pharmacology & Therapeutics while studying interactions between biological systems and chemical agents. Each student will work in the laboratory of an individual member of the faculty. Accepted students will have the opportunity to present data in a typical graduate student seminar setting.  Each summer intern will receive a $2,800 stipend. Assistance with housing and travel may be available if sufficient need is demonstrated. http://pharmacology.med.ufl.edu/education/surf-program/ 

The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduates. The Lab’s mission is to use marine organisms in basic biological research, and to apply, where possible, the novel results of this research to problems of human health, natural resources and the environment; to train future experimental biologists; and to contribute to public education and to the formulations of the policy in basic research and marine science. http://reu.whitney.ufl.edu/.