Objective: In response to many requests from undergraduate students seeking research experience with faculty, the CEE Department will sponsor undergraduate hourly research assistants to work with CEE faculty starting Spring 2012. The purpose of the program is to (1) expose top undergraduate students to research and (2) encourage CEE faculty to engage undergraduate students in research early in their academic career. While the CEE REU program targets UIUC CEE students, a small number is available for non-CEE or non-UIUC students if well justified (see addendum).
Plan, Period, and Budget ($2,000 per student per semester-- $1,500 paid to the student & $500 paid to the discretion of the faculty advisor):
The CEE REU program will be managed by the Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies, who reports to CEE Head on progress and future changes. Within two weeks of the start of a semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), CEE faculty members are encouraged to submit REU requests (form on next page), limited to 2 students per faculty member for each calendar year. Students are limited to two semesters of employment paid under the REU program. The length of employment will be 12 weeks (10 hrs per week) in the Fall and Spring semesters and 6 weeks (20 hrs per week) in the Summer at the hourly rate of $12.50 per hour. The total amount an undergraduate student will receive is $1,500 per semester. Please read attachment for more details and application deadline is September 5, 2014. Download CEE REU Program-Fall2014