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.

The NSF CELL-MET ERC had 12 undergraduates in our NSF ERC REU Program distributed among our three active sites (BU, UM, and FIU) during the summer of 2021.  In addition, there were nine undergraduates and three faculty members in our NSF Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) supplemental program, all from Fort Valley State University, a top ranked public Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Georgia. For more information or interest in future REU/RET participation, please email