The City College of New York (CCNY) seeks highly motivated applicants for an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biodesign (B3-REU). The program in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3) is a research initiative at CCNY comprised of members of the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Applications from students who are members of under-represented groups or from economically under-resourced backgrounds are especially welcome.

Undergraduates will have ordinarily completed their second year (or equivalent), have a strong academic record, and a motivation to do research.  

 

The successful applicant will have taken the equivalent of General Chemistry with Lab, Foundations of Biology with Lab, and Organic Chemistry with Lab. The following courses are also recommended: General Physics with Lab, Calculus-based, Quantitative Analysis with Lab, and/or Cell and Molecular Biology with Lab. 

Applicants will be asked to indicate a preference for being embedded with three participating research groups. Prior research experience is not required. 

Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Applications from students who are members of under-represented groups or from economically under-resourced backgrounds are especially welcome. 

Students may only accept one B3 REU award during their undergraduate careers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can undergraduates from Colleges and Universities outside of City College and CUNY apply?

A: Yes.  About 40% of the participants thus far attend schools outside of CCNY and CUNY.

Q: Are students who have only completed their first year of undergraduates eligible to apply? 

A: Yes.

Q: Do I need a City College mentor to apply? 

A: No.  However, if you have one, please indicate it.

Q: Do you need to be a particular major to apply and/or be admitted?

A: No. However, most applicants/fellows are science or engineering majors. 

Q: Is there a grade point average (GPA) cutoff for applicants?

A: No.  In practice, a GPA above 3 makes an applicant more likely to be successful.