Hey there PF, I'm aware there are similar threads, but this sort of thing can beget new replies since REUs happen at different universities every few years (some unis stop getting NSF funding after a few years, for example), and I'm not sure all these REUs have been mentioned before. Also, I may mention the university, but I want these REUs because the available projects interested me the most. I'm considering: Univ. of Nebraska (Nanohybrid Functional Materials) NNIN program (one application, includes Georgia Tech, Cornell, etc.) for nanomaterials. The Louisiana Alliance (7 Louisiana colleges, I'd pick a couple top sites in my interest) Georgetown University, DC University of Alabama University of Missouri Brigham Young University (BYU) Do you guys have any comments on these programs? I'm interested in projects involving computational modeling of nanoscale/thin film effects AND/OR actually making nanoscale materials and thin films (learning the deposition technique, doing some experiments, etc), and all these programs seemed to have a couple of projects that were very much along that vein. If a program is not as good as I thought, I'd rather know now, and if it's very competitive, that'd be good to know just to get an idea of my chances. Some background if you want: I'm a second year by credit right now, and during the Spring I'm going to be doing a small computational research project with a prof. at my home institution regarding some properties of graphene. I have all A's right now. White male, Applied Physics major. Thanks!