The application period for BioMaP 2016 has now closed. We thank all who applied for their interest in the program!
View the 2016 Program Flyer here.
More information about this year’s program is available under Quick Links on this page.
About BioMaP REU
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University hosts the BioMaP REU summer research experience for undergraduate students. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The program creates novel research experiences for undergrad students from around the country in the areas of biological materials and processes, often referred to as “BioMaP.” Students are active members of interdisciplinary groups and interact with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students and industry. Students also participate in cohort experiences such as short courses, joint seminars/meetings, workshops, tours of research facilities and field trips. A unique component of the program is a partnership with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Tecnolgico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico. To complement the research experience and have students get to know each other, several social and recreational events are organized. Students take advantage of life in Ames, Iowa, which was named one of the ten best places to live in the nation in 2010. In addition to baccalaureate-track students, Iowa State welcomes community college students from any state to apply to this program. Watch for information about next year’s program in the spring of 2017.