Research Experience for Undergraduates

The REU program at CBBG allows students from across the nation to visit, learn, and experience world-class bio-geotechnical engineering. Each student is given the opportunity to work closely with the Center faculty and other Center researchers. Students are granted stipends and assistance with housing and travel.


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CBBG REU Project Descriptions

Program Overview

The Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) – funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) that is comprised of four universities (ASU, GT, NMSU, UCD). The goal of the CBBG is to develop sustainable biologically-controlled and -inspired solutions in the areas of:

We are seeking innovative, sustainability-minded, engineering and science undergraduate students in the disciplines of microbiology, biology, geochemistry, geology, civil engineering, plant science, soil science, geoenvironmental, engineering education, or related areas, to participate in this paid 8-week summer program.  This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will immerse REU participants in technical research and expose them to the graduate school experience as a whole, and specifically within the scope of the CBBG.  A broad scope of projects is available, and effort will be made to match student interests with the different projects. We invite undergraduate students to apply.

Program Dates

Program Benefits

Program Eligibility

How to Apply

Use the common application.

The application will require:

1. General REU application (can be used for multiple REU sites);
2. CBBG-specific REU questions;
3. Unofficial transcript(s) from all undergraduate institutions attended; and
4. Contact information for one reference.

Note: new users will need to create an account.

Please direct any questions related to the application to the NSF ETAP helpdesk: (800) 232-8024 or [email protected]

Application deadline: March 10, 2023

Dr. Jean Larson, CBBG Education Director | [email protected] | (480) 965-7804