To be eligible for the UPIR-REU program, you must be a:

  • U.S. citizen, a U. S. national, or a permanent resident of the United States, who is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in a two-year or four-year institution.

  • A rising sophomore, a rising junior or a rising senior at the time of the program.

The primary goal of the UPIR-REU program is to inspire the participants’ interest in pursuing careers in STEM research.  Applications will be widely solicited, with an emphasis on students who are enrolled in schools on the quarter –system,  students in institutions with limited research opportunities,  and students who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering.    A committee of Kettering faculty members will select UPIR-REU participates based on academic performance and interest in research.