2021 Summer Research Program

CTECH’s 2021 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is a ten-week summer research opportunity at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Participants conduct a summer research project within an established faculty research group with direct oversight from a senior researcher and gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. It enables undergraduate participants to work with distinguished faculty and researchers in one of CTECH’s focus areas, as well as to learn about other academic disciplines by networking with hundreds of other REU students.

Students in, or about to matriculate into, an undergraduate program that are at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school are eligible. For an application, contact us at ctech@cornell.edu. Completed applications for the Summer 2021 program are due by January 31, 2021.

Students receive a $5,000 stipend, up to $1,000 in travel reimbursement, and on-campus housing. Access to Cornell libraries, computational and other resources along with trainings assist participants in building a foundation of research skills and knowledge about the broader practice of research as an educational, and potential career path.

The Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health (CTECH) pursues research and innovation to support sustainable mobility of people and goods while preserving the environment and improving community health. It leverages behavioral and economic sciences, epidemiology, information technology, and environmental and transportation sciences and technologies to address critical issues under the umbrella of Preserving the Environment. Possible topics for research projects include greenhouse gas reduction, use of alternative fuels and energy technologies, environmentally responsible planning, and impacts of freight movement.

Diversity and inclusion are part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are committed to Ezra Cornell’s 1865 statement that proclaimed Cornell’s enduring commitment to inclusion and opportunity, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”

Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation

Cornell Summer Research Website