We are pleased to report that the REU program in materials at SIUC has been funded by the NSF for another three year cycle. Southern Illinois University will sponsor research opportunities for undergraduates in disciplines related to Interdisciplinary Materials Research in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering during the summer of 2018. The REU Program is principally focused on providing students with the opportunity to perform research at the forefront of materials science and engineering. Potential projects span a broad range of topics under the guidance of faculty from the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Microbiology. The available research topics are chosen to complement the research of associated faculty.