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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 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 29, 2018 to August 3, 2018

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 16, 2018
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

Nehal I. Abu-Lail, Ph.D.
Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering (VSCEB)
Washington State University
1515 Stadium Way
105 Wegner Hall
Pullman, WA 99164-6515


Research Projects

Student looking through microscope

Nehal I. Abu-LailNehal I. Abu-LailDrug resistant bacterial infections
Cornelius F. IvoryCornelius F. IvoryMultiplexed microchip for neonatal sepsis
Haluk BeyenalHaluk BeyenalBiofilms in the wound environment: Monitoring and detection
Wen-ji DongWen-ji DongHighly sensitive bioassays for novel cardiac biomarker detection
Arda GozenArda GozenManufacturing bio-scaffolds for articular cartilage generation & osteoarthritis treatment
Su HaSu HaNanobiocatalysts in non-invasive diabetes detection
Alla KostyukovaAlla KostyukovaProtein engineering for molecular mechanisms of leiomodin-induced nemaline myopathies
Bernard Van WieBernard Van WieBioanalytical sensors for differential diagnosis for prostate cancer
Anita VasavadaAnita VasavadaBiomechanical modeling to estimate tissue loads related to neck pain

Haluk Beyenal's team conducting field research

Students working in the lab