Apply to the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for this program

Instructions: Please answer the following questions as part of this application. Please make sure your answers are clear and legible.

In less than 400 words, state and describe what your career goal is and explain how becoming a participant in this REU site program will help you develop professionally along that path.

Please explain in less than 200 words, the specific attributes of this REU site program that interest you.

In 300 words or less, describe your previous research experience (if any) and academic accomplishments (such as awards and honors you have received).

In less than 300 words, describe what you expect to learn from this REU Site experience.

In 50 words or less, describe if there anyone who inspired you participating in this REU Site? If "yes", what was your relationship with him (or her)?

This digital signature above indicates that all information given in this application packet is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that submission of false information is grounds for immediate dismissal from this REU site program at USU.


For the final three sections of this application you are expected to turn a copy of your resume, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation into a single pdf. Please name the pdf file using your last name followed by your first name with a period separating the names (for example, Jenny Jeppson would submit a file named jeppson.jenny.pdf). Details on these three items follow below.

  • Item #1: Your resume listing prior study and work experience and accomplishments.
  • Item #2: A copy of your recent unofficial transcript of all college course work.
  • Item #3: The letters must be from professionals (rather than personal friends or relatives) who can comment on your accomplishments, or on your potential as an undergraduate researcher. If your references prefer to email their letters directly to us, ask them to email the letters (by March 8, 2021) to Dr. Oenardi Lawanto at or Dr. Wade Goodridge at

Then upload the PDF below

Email Dr. Oenardi Lawanto at or Dr. Wade Goodridge at with any questions, comments or concerns.