2013 REU Program

The Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) has several paid undergraduate research positions available for the summer of 2013.

Photo: ReNUWIt 2012 Summer Program Participants and Mentors (Stanford, UC-Berkeley)

ReNUWIt’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program engages undergraduate students in ReNUWIt faculty’s research labs, under the mentorship of ReNUWIt post-docs and graduate students.  Participants learn laboratory/field techniques, are immersed in ReNUWIt’s collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, and conduct meaningful research in state-of-the-art facilities.  REU participants also interact directly with ReNUWIt faculty and peers, receive professional development training, and experience ReNUWIt’s systems-level approach to addressing the nation’s water issues.  Additional program requirements include meetings, oral presentations, a short written report, and summary slides and/or posters.


Program Features

  • 9-week program (exact dates vary by campus)
  • Project based at one of the four ReNUWIt campuses: Stanford, Berkeley, Colorado School of Mines, or New Mexico State University
  • Work expectation of 40 hours per week
  • Competitive stipend (~$4500, may vary by campus)
  • Up to $500 travel reimbursement
  • Campus housing



  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Attend a non-ReNUWIt college or university; preference to students from primarily undergraduate institutions
  • Rising sophomore, junior, or senior graduating no earlier than December, 2013
  • Students from diverse groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering programs are encouraged to apply


To apply, please complete the online application form AND submit ALL of the following to Pam McLeod ( by Friday, February 15, 2013:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (Letters may either be emailed to Pam McLeod at, or sent to her at 473 Via Ortega / Y2E2 Bldg, Room 117 / Stanford University, CA 94305-4211.  Email is preferred.)
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages) discussing:
    • Your educational background
    • Your professional goals
    • Why you are interested in the ReNUWIt REU program, and how it may help you attain your professional goals

If you have questions about the 2013 REU program, please visit our REU FAQ page. If you don't find your answer there, contact Pam McLeod (

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