Research Opportunities

Welcome to the NSF ERC CELL-MET Research Opportunities Section of our website. For students who are currently enrolled in the College of Engineering at BU, FIU, and UM, if you are interested in conducting research during the academic and/or summer months, please contact Helen Fawcett at to connect you with the appropriate faculty members.

In addition, CELL-MET offers research opportunities for students outside of our three main institutions (FIU, BU, and UM) through summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) opportunities. Participants work at all three institutions during the summer for up to 10 weeks of independent research related to the ERC.

For the summer 2018, we had two undergraduate researchers at FIU, UM, and BU and one teacher at BU. More information about the participants, their research, and activities can be found on in this section of the website. For more information or interest in future REU/RET participation, please email

Along with the REU/RET program, our ERC received supplemental funding to support six FIU undergraduates through the NSF Research Experiences in Mentoring (REM). They are included with the participants for our ERC REU program.