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CMIX encourages undergraduate students to participate in various research activities conducted by its faculty members through financial support under REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) funds. Selected CMIX undergraduates are paid by REU funds for their meaningful involvement in research topics during summer months and regular semester months. REU is an important and valuable avenue for undergraduates to gain richer knowledge and skills beyond what typical class settings offer. Two types of funding sources are available to support student research: (i) from NSF (National Science Foundation) for topics related to on-going research projects, called NSF-REU,and (ii) from CMIX for topics of students’ choice, called CMIX-REU.  

NSF-REU support is available year around, for a longer duration with various pay levels commensurate with qualification, for an annual amount up to $8000 per REU. Each CMIX-REU is to carry out summer research for two months, paid at $1000/month and mentored by a faculty member. The school has several NSF-REU positions available now and is expected to support up to five (5) CMIX-REUs during the summer of 2017.

Interested CMIX undergraduates are encouraged to apply for (1) NSF-REU positions at any time, by contacting Dr. Xindong Wu (E-mail: or Dr. Nian-Feng Tzeng (E-mail:,
and (ii) CMIX-REU awards, by submitting application materials to Dr. Nian-Feng Tzeng by March 15, 2017. Those who plan to take CMPS 490 are especially encouraged to apply.

Application materials include (1) a transcript, (2) a one-page statement about past project/research experience and planned research during the funded two summer months, and (3) a one-page CV.

Chosen by a committee, CMIX-REU awardees for the summer of 2017 will be announced by March 31. Each awardee will be assigned with a suitable CMIX faculty member for research mentoring.