Robots in the Real World
June 17th-August 23th, 2019
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon


Dates and Deadlines:

  • The summer 2019 program dates are Monday June 17th  through Friday August 23th (travel to site will occur before the start date and travel home will occur after the end date). 
  • The application review will begin on February 8, 2019, with accepted students contacted by February 25, 2019 at the latest. Declines will go out at this time.
  • Acceptance deadline for students is March 15, 2019. Second round of offers will go out at this time (if necessary).
  • We can make accomodation for students with academic conflicts to start earlier or later, but arrangements must be made in advance and worked out with your project mentor!

Housing and Dining:

  • The REU program offers student housing to program participants at the Oregon State Corvallis campus. The program covers the cost of the housing; however, participants whose home permanent address are within a 30-mile radius of the Corvallis campus may not qualify for on-campus housing.
  • OSU Scholar Housing Website
  • Students can chose between a paid-for meal plan or an equivalent cash amount. The student housing includes kitchens and cookware/dishes.   OSU Dining Options Website.


  • The REU program provides a $750 travel stipend, to help defray the costs of getting to and from Corvallis.


  • Students will recived stipends in 3 disbursements:  $1000 at the start of the program. $3000 on week 4 and the reminaing $1000 at the end of the program, once the final project documentation has been approved.

Approximate schedule for the ten weeks:

  • We run a weekly, 2 hour seminar for all REU students. This seminar is a mix of informational lectures, hands-on, small group activities based on those lectures, and student project presentations.
  • Students have three opportunities to present their research project for peer evaluation: An initial project overview, a mid-project review, and a final, research-style presentation. 
  • There is a structured activity based around each lecture; students will be provided with templates and examples to help them complete those activities.