Military Members in STEM
MEM-C encourages military members to apply to our REU and AYRA REU programs. If selected you will be embedded in one of the MEM-C labs for the duration of the program. MEM-C will offer professional-development workshops specifically tailored for our participating veterans and ROTC members and will leverage its industry partnerships and engagement activities to facilitate career transitions for veterans into the technical private sector.
First-Gen Fast Track
MEM-C encourages first-generation college students, both first-year students and transfer students, who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, (and) People of Color) to apply to our REU program. If selected you will be embedded in one of the MEM-C research labs during the summer before your first year at UW.
MEM-C offers an Academic-Year Research Accelerator for Undergraduates program (AYRA REU). If selected you will be embedded in one of the MEM-C labs for the academic year. You will work with graduate students and faculty to develop a research project, gain training in relevant techniques and instrumentation, collect data, write-up your results and craft presentations. Students participate in seminars on undergraduate research and professional development, and are also included in MEM-C IRG meetings and seminars.
If selected, you will be embedded in one of the MEM-C labs for 9 weeks. You will work with a graduate student and faculty to develop a research project, gain training in relevant techniques and instrumentation, collect data and finally produce a poster and research abstract. Students participate in a weekly seminar on undergraduate research covering research ethics, writing a research abstract, making a scientific poster. Students participate in a weekly materials science special interest group in which they read scientific journals or tour other labs.