What makes this REU site unique?

  • Fellows  receive up to $500 to present their research at another conference after the program ends.
  • Weekly social activities and lunches with faculty members, completely funded by the program.
  • Tours of local companies of interest, such as
    Boeing and Bayer.
  • Fellows live on the Delmar Loop, named one of the top 10 streets in the U.S. by the American Planning Association.

Other benefits

  • $5,000 stipend with a $120 per week food stipend ($6,200 total)
  • Free campus housing
  • Travel to and from St. Louis
  • Preparation for graduate school admissions tests

“The Thermal Management REU allowed me to gain valuable research experience while exploring life and activities in St. Louis and at WashU. The program offered a glimpse of graduate student life and gave me insight into what types of graduate programs I should be looking for to best fit my needs and interests.”
— Jon Powles, participant from Vanderbilt University