REU for Increasing Diversity

Through National Science Foundation funding, leveraged with other funding sources, our Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program for Increasing Diversity at Duke Engineering offers challenging research opportunities to students nationwide to spend a summer researching at Pratt on the Duke University campus. Such research makes these students highly competitive for jobs, internships, and graduate school scholarships. A hallmark of these programs is long-term follow-up, ensuring that a positive experience translates into career impetus.

This nine-week paid program offers research in all the departments of the Pratt School of Engineering—Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.

The REU Program is under the direction of Martha Absher, Associate Dean for Education and Outreach Programs. It has an emphasis on including populations underrepresented in engineering--women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities. All eligible students are encouraged to apply. A wide variety of projects are offered in all areas of engineering. 

The 2014 Application Form and Projects are available below:

2014 REU Projects (Word document)

2014 REU Application Form (Word document)

For questions about the program or the application process, please contact Dean Absher at