Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The Research Experiences in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (RECSEM) NSF REU site program directs a group of ten undergraduate students to explore the emergent interdisciplinary computational science models and techniques via a number of cohesive compute and data intensive applications. The RECSEM program complements the growing importance of computational sciences in many advanced degree programs and provides scientific understanding and discovery to undergraduates with an intellectual focus on research projects using high performance computing (HPC). This program aims to deliver a real-world research experience to the students by partnering with teams of scientists who are in the forefront of scientific computing research at the National Institutes of Computational Sciences (NICS), the Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL), and the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) at UTK and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 


  • A Stipend of $5000 + $2500 housing/subsistence
  • A travel allowance
  • On-campus housing


  • Undergraduate students of general sciences or engineering majors
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Basic knowledge in scientific computing

Important dates:

  • Deadline for applications: February 23, 2018
  • Program Dates:  May 28, 2018 - August 3, 2018

For additional information including online application and previous projects, please refer to