Smart Polymer Composite Materials & Structures

A Research Experience for Undergraduates

Smart Polymer Composite Materials and Structures is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (Smart REU) project.  Faculty from the departments of chemistry, mechanical engineering and civil engineering will mentor students.

The 2021 REU Program dates are subject to change due to COVID-19 circumstances. 

Requirements Benefits
U.S. citizen/permanent resident $600/week stipend
Enrolled in an undergraduate program at a two- or four-year institution On-campus housing, if needed
Cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 Up to $500 travel reimbursement
Desire to pursue a career in research and/or graduate school in your major Dining card provided

Important Dates

  • January 1, 2021
    Application Open
  • March 1, 2021 
    Application Deadline
  • May 24 - July 31, 2021 
    Program Dates (tentative)


Kristen S. Williams, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University
Office of Strategic Initiatives
207 Hatcher Hall

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