The applications process is currently closed. We typically accept applications from mid-December until mid-March, for a June-August program. Check back during that time frame in order to apply for next year's program.

  • December 2020 :  Applications open
  • 1 March 2021: Applications due, to guarantee full consideration
  • 2-8 March 2021: Letters of Recommendation due, to guarantee full consideration
  • 9-20 March 2021: Selection process
  • 31 March 2021: Notification deadline
  • April-May 2021: Preparation and background reading
  • June-August 2021: 10-week program.

This REU site will support 10 students over the summer. Each student will receive:

  • Stipend of $6,000 over the summer
  • Housing and $600 travel allowance to Tucson, AZ
  • Letters of recommendation from their faculty mentors

Students will participate as researchers for the summer, working side by side with graduate researchers and faculty who are experts in cognitive radio and autonomous ground vehicles. Want to know more about what the REU is like? Check out the videos made by previous CAT Vehicle participants.

REU 2018: Lane detectives showing their pride after successful testing

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