REU Program in Chemistry Using X-ray Crystallography (CRUX) at MTSU



  • 9 weeks of research 
  • May 30 to August 1, 2023 
  • $5400 + housing 
  • Travel allowance 
  • 1 college credit 
  • Soft skills 
  • Presentations 
  • Field trips and recreation 
  • COVID precautions 

 MTSU’s Department of Chemistry is excited to host 8 outstanding undergraduate researchers from across the US during an intense fun-packed summer in 2023. 

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We welcome you to apply to this unusual REU program by Feb. 21, 2023 Review of applications starts February 14th and continues until the program is filled.

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Activities. Each member of the diverse cohort will spend nine weeks pursuing state-of-the-art research projects in inorganic, organic, organometallic, mechanistic biochemistry, or ceramics with a chosen faculty mentor, and interact with seven other faculty who specialize in working with undergraduate students through workshops, field trips, and social events. Participants will learn about X-ray crystallography and other analytical methods to characterize materials. They will build a resume and soft skills during a series of workshops. 

Who Should Apply?   We are seeking enthusiastic undergraduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents. Those in underrepresented minority groups and/or from schools that do not provide an opportunity for research are especially encouraged to apply.

Location:  MTSU is in Murfreesboro, just 35 miles south of Nashville and centrally located with access to many fun places to visit and learn from.

Contact:   Dr. Andrienne Friedli  615-898-2071