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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

C2B2/NSF REU Program Brochure| Application Instructions |FAQ |Eligibility



The Application period for the 2017 program is now CLOSED!


The C2B2/NSF REU program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in meaningful research alongside faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students at each of our four partnering institutions. Students will be conducting research in one of C2B2's six thrust areas at either the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado school of Mines in Golden, or the national Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.

Along with research duties, all students participate in educational seminars, C2B2 institution site visits, industry site visits, planned social activities, and cultural experiences.

Students will learn how researchers of varying disciplines at all four sites collaborate to solve biofuel and biorefining challenges. This program provides the students a rich and diverse ten week experience within the beautiful backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Students interested in applying to the C2B2/NSF REU should thoroughly research C2B2's Research Thrusts in order to gain an understanding of the type of research C2B2 performs. Accepted REU students will be matched to projects based on their thrust preference indicated in the online application.

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Eligibility Information:

  • Students from all academic fields, interested in bioenergy research.
  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international citizens.
  • Undergraduates currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the time of program participation.
  • 3.5 GPA Required












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