Neural Systems Engineering REU

Neural Systems Engineering


We are accepting 7 students for the 2020 Neural Systems Engineering REU program.

Please apply through the LSSURP program here.

The program provides travel, stipend, housing, and meals for 10 weeks.

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:00pm

Please apply through the LSSURP program

Application deadline is Feb. 1st, 2018

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:45am

See Sarah's blog and her description of her experience in the NSE-REU program here

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

We will be announcing the 2018 program soon.

The application system will open in January 2018.

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Greetings 2017-ers!

Congratulations and Welcome to the University of Minnesota!

The Neural Systems Engineering Research Experiences for Undergraduate (NSE-REU) program will start on June 1st, 2017. Abbas Sohrabpour will be the seminar coordinator for NSE-REU students.

Feel free to contact me at sohra005(at)umn(dot)edu. I would love to help you and get in touch with you :)

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:15pm

If you are interested in the program, please apply through the LSSURP program

Apply here

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:30am

We have completed our Summer of 2016 REU program.  Thanks for the students that participated in our inaugaural year.  

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00am

The Neural Systems Engineering Research Experiences for Undergraduate (NSE-REU) program provides talented undergraduate students from around the country with the opportunity to complete a 10-week research project under the direction of University of Minnesota faculty.

Research projects relate to advancing engineering approaches to study and interact with the central and peripheral nervous systems, including topics in experimental studies using cutting-edge recording and stimulation techniques, computational modeling, and neurotechnology device fabrication. Through this program, students are also given a range of special opportunities to improve their research and professional skills and prepare them for graduate school.

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation to support 8 undergraduates.  If accepted into the program, students will select a research program from one of 20+ labs and be paired with a graduate student mentor on a research project doing original research. 

The program starts May 31st and ends on August 11th.  Students will participate in weekly meetings to discuss scientific and career development.  At the culmination of the program the students will present posters at an undergraduate summer research program.

This program is hosted by the UMN Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs, which helps to run around 8 similar programs in different fields around the university.  The NSE-REU program students will be join a larger cohort of 75 students to participate in many fun and educational programs provided by the LSSURP.

Key features of the program:

  • Research advisors from 20+ participating engineering and brain sciences faculty
  • Paired mentorship with a doctoral student studying neural systems engineering
  • Orientation weekend retreat at Lake Itasca research station at the headwaters of the Mississippi River
  • Seminar series and graduate programs fair to enhance professional skills and prepare you for applying to and navigating graduate school
  • All campus, end of summer poster symposium to present your summer research
  • The program starts in mid-June and extends for 10 weeks into early August
  • Stipend, travel, room and board support offered

Apply to our NSE-REU program through the LSSURP program here

If you have further questions please contact

Where are we?

We are located in the BME office in Nils Hasselmo Hall