Do science at Coe

Welcome to NSF-supported summer research programs at Coe College. We look forward to meeting students and teachers from across the country who will participate in our nationally recognized undergraduate research program. Look under "Mentors and Projects" for this summer's research projects.

REU: Research Experience for Undergraduates

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the DoD Assure program, with additional support provided by Coe College. The research program begins June 10 and concludes August 9. A stipend in the amount of $4,774 is awarded to all participating students. Free on-campus housing will be provided by Coe College, and travel funds are available to assist with moving expenses.

A variety of exciting research projects and the biographical sketches of participating faculty are described in Mentors and Projects. All students interested in the research experience at Coe College are encouraged to apply. An additional goal of our program is to provide a research experience for students from institutions where opportunities are limited, first-generation college students, and students from other under-represented groups.

Government eligibility requirements stipulate that participants be citizens or permanent residents of the US.

RET: Research Experience for Teachers

The Coe College NSF RET program brings secondary education science teachers to campus for a research experience in one of the laboratory sciences. Participants have the opportunity to choose from the selection of projects in the REU program, attend weekly lectures, and use advanced instrumentation. A stipend of $7,957 will be paid to each teacher for the research term of June 10 through July 26. Additional funds are available to help support travel to a scientific conference and present research findings. Coe College will provide housing for teachers who cannot commute to the campus.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, the application should be submitted before midnight, Feb 15 Feb 22 (deadline extended due to shutdown delays) . To apply:

  • complete the online application form
  • send an official or unofficial transcript to the REU Program Coordinator at the address below
  • make arrangements for two letters of recommendations to be sent to the Program Coordinator at the address below

The REU Program Coordinator can answer questions about the RET/REU program and receive application materials:

Susan Noreuil

Department of Chemisry 319-399-8524

Coe College

1220 First Ave NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402