research experiences for undergraduates

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Bridging the gap to graduate school: Spears gains research experience at REU over the summer

Before this summer, Nia Spears had never conducted research. Now, she says she feels prepared for graduate school, thanks to a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Undergraduate Engineering Research in the Spotlight at Student Forum

Mizzou Engineers and students participating in Engineering REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) were among nearly 130 student researchers across campus who had the opportunity to showcase their work last month. We spoke to some of our presenters to learn more about undergraduate research at Mizzou and what our students can do in 10 weeks. 


REU program gives undergraduates a taste of research, graduate school

Ten students spent the summer working with technologies through a REU program that now has many of them thinking about graduate school.

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Past Participants Tout Benefits of REU Program

Students from across the country will spend the next 10 weeks developing consumer networking skills. It’s part of a Research Experiences for Undergraduates, or REU, program at Mizzou Engineering funded by the National Science Foundation. And for some, it’s life changing.