7 UK Undergrads Selected for NSF Summer Research Programs
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced seven of the university's undergraduate students pursued research out of state in their fields of study this summer with funding from the National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program.
The NSF funds many research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of approximately 10 undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with faculty and other researchers. Throughout the NSF-REU program, students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
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