Engineering Education, Research Opportunities

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Engineering Education

Updated: 02/22/2022

Funded by the National Science Foundation (Award 2106206)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Engineering Education at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida

The University of Florida Departments of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Education will host a ten-week paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), focusing on engineering education research from May 28 to August 5, 2022. Undergraduate students (in either 4-year or 2-year schools) in a science, technology (including engineering technology), engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines are welcome to apply to this opportunity working directly with Dr. Rivera-Jiménez on research being conducted regarding the influence of national professional societies in facilitating faculty agency toward changes in the curriculum and teaching practices regarding the social implications of the engineering profession (e.g., social justice, inclusion in teams). For more information about the type engineering education research we do check our Research Group Page.

Participants will perform research on campus and will receive a $6,000 stipend per student in addition to housing, meal allowance, and travel support. The selected student will interact with a large cohort of other REU participants in an REU site that is carefully designed to offer opportunities to engage in professional development activities covering topics preparing students for success in undergraduate and graduate research, including laboratory safety, responsible conduct of research, record keeping, literature review, innovation, and entrepreneurship, creating a personal brand, and communicating research.  Also, the REU participant will participate in professional and cultural activities organized through the Summer Undergraduate Research at Florida (SURF) program (

Application. Applications will be open until the position is filled. Interested students must submit:

  1. CV or Resume
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. A statement (one page or less, PDF) describing your career goals for the next five years.

All documents must be emailed directly to Dr. Sindia Rivera-Jiménez at .

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