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The application period for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s (CBE) 2023 BioMaP REU program is now open.

BioMaP student conducting research in lab
Hands-on research is the hallmark of the program.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Biological Materials and Processes Research Experience for Undergraduates (BioMaP REU) will provide mentored research experiences with 15 research projects offered. The program will be held from May 30 – August 4 and will again host undergraduate students from around the nation who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering or a related curriculum.

Each student is paired with a CBE faculty mentor to conduct work on the research program they selected in the application process. Department graduate students also assist with the mentoring of the program participants.

BioMaP student displaying research poster
The symposium with BioMaP students displaying their research posters is a key part of their summer experience.

Research presentations from faculty, industry panelists and more contribute to the professional development offerings of the program. At the conclusion of the program, each student will present a research poster summarizing their summer work at a university-wide research symposium.

2022 participants at farewell party
The BioMaP class of 2022 is shown at the farewell reception a the end of the program.

Participants receive a weekly stipend while at Iowa State, along with travel, food and housing allowances.

More information about the program and a link to the application form can be found on the BioMaP REU page of the CBE web site.

The application deadline is February 15, 2023.

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