2021 REU Program in Computational Sciences

The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University (LSU) provides an ideal setting for the REU student to become familiar with interdisciplinary research. With research groups exploring gravitational waves, complex emergent phenomena in material science, or computational music, the participants work on cutting edge research in Computational Sciences.

The students learn how to use the most current cyberinfrastructure tools with individually designed training sessions targeted to their specific degree of preparation. In addition, since most CCT research groups collaborate with international researchers, REU students are exposed to how international collaborations work.


This program involves nine students every summer. We are planning a virtual program in summer of 2021. If the program is virtual each student receives a stipend of $8,000. If in person each student receives a stipend of $6,000, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $600 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See the REU brochure and flyer.


Undergraduate, community college student, or high school senior  attending college in the fall, interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella with at least a 2.75 GPA, considering a career in research and/or graduate school in your major, being a US citizen or permanent resident, and graduating at least one semester after completion of the REU.

Important Dates

  • February 28, 2021: Application deadline.
  • March 20, 2021: Notification of decision.
  • May 24, 2021 through July 30, 2021: Program dates.