An Authentic Research Experience for Undergraduates

posted: 08/19/2019

Angelica Padilla recently participated in the LRSM’s NSF-supported Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program dates back to 1988 and has seen almost 700 participants. The 10 week summer program immerses students in hands-on research, supervised by a faculty member associated with the LRSM. Each student works on independent research projects and adopts similar roles as graduate students, thereby giving them an authentic research experience. Angelica, a senior chemical and biomolecular engineering student at Penn, worked in Paulo Arratia’s Complex Fluids lab where she studied active fluids. Here, she shares her experience.

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