Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Cybersecurity Scholars Program

Summer REU

Program Summary

The Cybersecurity (CS) Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to participate in teams that will conduct research for nine weeks during the summer at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Each team consists of one graduate fellow, one faculty mentor, and up to four undergraduate scholars. The advanced members of the team provide supervision, guidance and direction to the CS Scholars, who are expected to take initiative in fulfilling job responsibilities, completing work assignments, solving problems that arise, and finding answers to questions. The CS Scholars are trained in team skills, project organization, and research competencies. The concluding event of the summer is the CS Scholar's Research Symposium where research teams present posters and reports on their team activities and research results.

Past Projects

REU Scholars 2013

Click here to read "MC2 Welcomes Undergraduates for Nine-Week Research Experience." (6/16/14)


  • Students must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
  • Students must be majoring in engineering, computer science, physical science, or mathematics.
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of postsecondary coursework (or equivalent) at any College or University, including the University of Maryland.

Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Scholars will be selected based on academic achievement, capacity to participate in a research team, the fit between the student’s research projects, skills, and interests, commitment to supporting women in science fields, interest in peer mentorship, and interest in continuing studies in graduate or professional school.


Each CS Scholar receives a $4,500 stipend plus allowance for meals while on campus. Eligible CS Scholars are provided assistance in pursuing additional funding from University of Maryland sources in order to continue conducting research during the academic year.

Housing and Transportation

The Cybersecurity REU will provide CS Scholars with housing (To receive housing, students must reside in the location designated for CS Scholars). For students who do not wish to reside in the designated Cybersecurity REU housing, securing housing is the responsibility of the applicant. Funding is available to defray transportation costs. Requests for assistance must be made at the time of application.


At this time, we do not plan on offering this program in the summer of 2015.

For more information contact:

Dr. Michel Cukier
Assoc. Professor, Clark School of Engineering
Phone: 301-314-2804

Ashlyn Vander Woude
Graduate Assistant for Education
Maryland Cybersecurity Center

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