Summer 2021 CPI Research Experience for Undergraduates

    • Research opportunities in polymer materials, catalysis, and enzyme engineering at UD’s Center for Plastics Innovation. Experience in chemical conversion strategies and enabling cross-cutting tools to address the global problem of plastics waste.

Program overview

      • Research projects with graduate student and faculty mentorship
      • Research seminars and professional development workshops
      • Industry and government lab site visits
      • Interdisciplinary research symposium


      • 10 weeks (June 7th – August 12th, 2021)
      • Stipend


      • Online application
      • Updated resume and official transcript
      • One letter of recommendation
      • All materials due by 11:59 PM on Mar 15th, 2021

Pandemic Contingency: Please keep in mind that although we are planning for an in-person experience in 2021, we may need to switch to a virtual program pending the status of the pandemic. We will be following campus and State of Delaware recommendations to prioritize the health and safety of our participants and local community. Thank you for prioritizing public safety alongside us.

Download our announcement: UD_CPI_REU2021_Flyer

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Ready to apply, head straight to the application form here.