2020 NSF REU Site -
Optics and Photonics: Technologies, Systems, and Devices

NJIT REU Program
The Facts
NSF Research Opportuntiy for Undergraduates: Optics and Photonics: Technologies, Systems, and Devices
Real Research  
Engage in reseach revelant to today's society
A National Science Foundation funded project intended to serve undergraduate students interested in participating in research projects.
For Undergraduates 
Designed specifically to interest undergraduates in research
All Expenses Paid
REU participants recieve room, board, and a stipend.
About us
We are offering a summer research program for qualified undergraduate students. This is an exciting opportunity to work with emerging technologies and working with leading researchers in the field. This is a 10 week on-campus residential program. Besides working on cutting-edge research, you will get to experience the social and cultural life of Newark through organized events, and connect with students from all across the country. This is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on optics and photonics technologies. Funding for this project is provided by National Science Foundation (NSF) REU Program.
Why Participate?
Who is Eligible?

This is a great hands-on opportunity to get directly immersed in active research by working with closely with the research faculty at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Through this program, you will gain experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a research project, as well as develop your knowledge of opportunities within optics and photonics. In addition, each participant will receive:

  • A $4,500 stipend
  • On-campus housing and meals provided as needed
  • Compensation for travel expenses to and from REU Site

Applicants have to meet the following criteria.

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0)
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Math, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Biomedical Engineering, or any other related field.
  • Be committed to work 40 hours per week on campus during the REU Site period.
  • We are especially committed to encouraging applicants who are also members of a group underrepresented in computing (e.g., women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, first generation higher education, low income, etc) or who are enrolled in a minority, women's, or non-doctoral institution.