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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

REU Site: Engineering Tools for Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

This new summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) site will train undergraduate scholars to develop or utilize engineering tools to diagnose and/or treat diseases.

Program Components

  1. Hands-on research
  2. Industrial trip
  3. Trip to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  4. Professional training series (how to write a proposal, how to make a poster, and entrepreneurial and intellectual property training)
  5. Professional seminar
  6. Symposium
  7. Community building activities

Program Details


Washington State University, Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Pullman, WA

Program Dates

May 28, 2019 to August 2, 2019

Students participating in this program are required to work full-time (40 hours per week) during the 9.5-week program period. As a part of the program students will agree to submit the pre and post program and event evaluations, a final report which summarizes their research activities, return their lab notebook to their mentor, and participate in the end of the summer symposium at WSU.


  • Stipend: $4,750
  • Housing (if needed): $1,100
  • Travel: up to $500

Application Deadline

February 15, 2019
All scientific and engineering baccalaureate-track and community college students who are US citizens or permanent residents are encouraged to apply.

Materials to submit:

  1. ➡ Online Application
  2. One Page Resume (may be uploaded with Online Application)
  3. Personal Statement (submitted as part of Online Application; Describe briefly your prior research experiences, instruments used and skills learned while engaged in research as well as your career goals. Conclude by telling us how participating in the REU program at VSCEB/WSU will help you reach your future career goals.)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation (see Online Application page for details)
  5. Official Transcript (see Online Application page for details)

Contact Us

Cornelius F. Ivory, Ph.D.
Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering (VSCEB)
Washington State University
1505 Stadium Way
105 Wegner Hall
Pullman, WA 99164-6515


WSU REU Program students pose inside Hanford Nuclear Site
Students at a tour of Hanford Nuclear Reactor Site
WSU REU Program students and Dr. Abu-Lail sitting at picnic table
Welcome BBQ 2017
Jessica working in the lab
Jessica Mahinthakumar working in the lab
Chemical engineering students holding rope during WSU REU Program Rec challenge
A Rec Challenge for 2017 REU students