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 Research Experience for Undergraduates

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center for Advancing Sustainable and Distributed Fertilizer Production (CASFER) strives to solve one of the most pressing problems facing humankind, how do we feed the growing world population while protecting and sustaining our environment?


CASFER hosts a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program every year during the summer. Our REU participants are diverse and talented students eager to learn and grow with others from different backgrounds. Students are placed in a wide range of projects, working directly with faculty, post docs and graduate students while contributing to the transformation of the agricultural and fertilizer industries into a Nitrogen Circular Economy.


REU Program 2024

Program Dates: June 03 - July 28, 2024

Application Deadline: Applications will open in January 2023

The CASFER 2024 Summer REU Program will be housed at several of our partner institutions, including Texas Tech University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Case Western Reserve University. Students will receive training in a laboratory environment and be expected to assist with active research projects. REU students will work closely with scientific mentors and further develop their network of scientists, engineers, and industry professionals. This program is designed to develop not only a student's STEM-based skills, but also their presenting, public speaking, and communication. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student in engineering, agricultural sciences, or environmental sciences

  • Strong Academic Record

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Students Will Receive

  • On-Campus Housing

  • A Stipend of $6,000

Research Projects:

  • More Information on projects and labs will come soon!

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Past REU Programs

CASFER has hosted REU programs at Texas Tech University and Georgia Institute of Technology, allowing students to take part in ground-breaking scientific advancement. We have hosted 10 REU students, teaching them a wide range of topics from electrochemistry to agriculture, and helping to develop their presentation and research skills.

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