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Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems for Smart Cities REU

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The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering is pleased to offer a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site designed to build future leaders in the areas of civil, environmental, and geodetic engineering.

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This 10-week summer research program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will enhance the knowledge and skill level of a cohort of undergraduate students through empowering, hands-on, and interdisciplinary research experiences in advanced knowledge and technologies for Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems.

The program is designed for students pursuing majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Program information

How the RSISSC REU Site works:

  • 10 students are hosted at Ohio State for 10 weeks (from May 20 to July 28, 2024)
  • Participants are immersed in hands-on research experiences and other activities:
    • Research orientation
    • State-of-the-art research project
    • Professional development workshop
    • Technical seminars
    • Lab practice
    • Field tours
    • Social networking opportunities
  • Participants will be mentored by graduate student ambassadors and a faculty mentor.
  • Deliverables include public dissemination of research results and a follow-up plan tailored to career interests.
  • Participants will have follow-up opportunities for continued interaction, growth, and guidance for pursuing advanced study.
  • Learn more about NSF REU sites

Application and slection information


2024 REU Program dates:

  • May 20 - July 28, 2024


February 26 - March 8, 2024:

Review of the completed application packages by the REU facilitators and mentors. Incomplete application packages will not be reviewed.

March 11 - 15, 2024:

Send offers to the selected students. Some students will be placed in a wait-list until all offers have been accepted or declined.

March 18 - 22, 2024:

Virtual interviews scheduled for shortlisted program candidates

March 25 - 29, 2024:

Deadline for the selected students to accept or decline the offer.

March 25 - April 30, 2024:

REU participants and mentors decide the research topics based on availability and the participants’ interest.

May 20:

REU participants arrive in Columbus. Participants can move into university housing, and start exploring the Ohio State campus and Columbus.

Project Themes, Research & Expertise

Future 'smart city' leaders

2023 REU Cohort