The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is one of the noble science outreach programs under the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) that offers Emirati undergraduates under STEM fields a research opportunity at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and with EMM’s partners in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), United States of America (USA) and France. Accepted students will spend their summer of 2023 mentored by the EMM science team or by international scientists who will guide them in Mars related research projects including data analysis and systems modeling.
Prior to the start date of the REU program, a mandatory training course known as the REU Boot Camp will be held for accepted students to gain foundation in space science, such as research and programming. It is mandatory that the students attend all 3 days of the boot camp. Following that, the student will be assigned a project, mentor and tasks to lead to publishable results based on the specific research question assigned. The projects are bounded accordingly so the student has weekly milestones to achieve conclusions. By the end of the program, the students will present their research findings to the EMM science team.
Accepted students to EMM’s REU program for 8-10 weeks will have their research experience in one of the following locations from end of May, 2023 to August,2023 either virtually or in person:
The REU programme aims to provide undergraduate Emirati students majoring in STEM fields, such as mathematics, physics and engineering, with valuable insight into space science research and the careers available in the sector.
Interested UAE nationals in planetary science and astronomy and are sophomores, juniors and seniors (who are not graduating earlier than the Fall 2023 semester) majoring in physics, chemistry, mathematics, environmental science, computer science, computer engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and other STEM fields are encouraged to apply to this program by January 29, 2023, the latest.
Before you register, please ensure that the following documents are ready to ensure that you have successfully registered for the REU program:
To inquire about the REU program, contact [email protected] .
If you have any questions about the REU program, please download the FAQ document.