After 9 successful and wonderful years, the EBICS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, a research program geared toward funding undergraduate student research in assigned EBICS labs, concluded following the completion of our Summer 2019 cohort. The labs associated with this program were housed in Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Historically the REU program has provided its undergraduate student participants with:
- 10 weeks of hands-on research at MIT, UIUC, or GT.
- A $4,500 stipend per student.
- Free housing & allowances for travel
- Graduate school prep, faculty mentoring, multi-institutional research collaborations, professional development and social engagement with other students on campus.
- Networking with REUs across GT, UIUC, and MIT, as well as students and faculty across all 11 EBICS institutions
- Poster and oral presentation experience at the end of the summer
Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
EBICS, housed at the three primary institutions: Georgia Tech, MIT, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, previously accepted applications from postdoctoral fellows from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering fields, with demonstrated interest in addressing the grand challenge of engineering multi-cellular biological machines to achieve desired functionalities. Participants were expected to integrate principles of engineering and biological sciences, as well as to demonstrate a commitment to EBICS’s broader scientific goals of establishing a fundamental understanding of cell-cell and cell-environment interactions, by intrinsic and extrinsic biological, manufactured, environmental, and mechanical cues. This fellowship welcomed participants with training in all traditional engineering disciplines, as well as bioengineering/biomedical engineering, computer science, and the natural sciences.