Apply Now for a Summer of STEM at JMU

Apply Now for a Summer of STEM at JMU
The Summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), is a three-year grant funded partnership between Reynolds and JMU that began in the summer of 2021. This coming summer of 2022 will be year two. This program is specifically for community college students and is open to a variety of disciplines.


The purpose of the program is to help community college students progress into STEM programs at four-year colleges and universities. It is open to all Reynolds STEM students (AS degrees in Engineering (all specialties), Science, Math, Computer Science, Math/Science Teacher Prep, and the AAS in Information Systems Technology).

Students in other programs, like the General Studies AS, may also be eligible, even if they're not in one of Reynolds STEM programs.

Students spend 10 weeks over the summer at JMU. They receive a $6000 stipend, free on-campus housing and food, as well as travel support. In addition to their research activities, they participate in other workshops, social activities, and field trips. Two Reynolds students participated last year and said they had an amazing experience. Even better, JMU faculty were very impressed with our students.

Applications for the program will be taken until March 13, 2022. Let's get the word out to Reynolds students now so they can start planning their summer.

Contact Janet Adams, Professor of Biology, at for more information.