Summer Undergraduate Programs
IBB's NSF Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) in Multi-Scale Biomolecular Networks (BioNetworks) was awarded to Rice by the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences. This is a ten-week program that focuses on biological networks, complex interactions among biomolecules that give rise to the diverse biological phenotypes observed in nature. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All additional information can be found by clicking on the NSF REU - BioNetworks menu tab. This REU is pending NSF approval.
IBB's NSF Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) in Cellular Engineering was an interdisciplinary program with the goal of exposing students to cutting-edge technologies and approaches in metabolic and tissue engineering. This was a ten-week program that ended in 2012, for undergraduates from all disciplines of science and engineering, and prior research experience was not required. Applicants were U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Additional information can be found by clicking on the NSF REU - Cellular Engineering menu tab.
The IBB HHMI Summer Undergraduate Program for Bionanotechnology was extended through the summer of 2011. This was a ten-week program for undergraduates with a background in engineering and/or the physical sciences. All additional information on this retired program can be found by clicking on the HHMI menu tab.
A previous program (also sponsored by HHMI) involved the Tecnologico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tec). Monterrey Tec is a private educational institute, founded in 1943, that has agreements with prestigious universities all over the world, including Rice University, for the exchange of students and professors as well as the development of academic and research projects. In 2008, IBB hosted eight of the Monterrey Tec undergraduates who were participating in interdisciplinary bio-related research. Click here for a gallery from this internship.