About the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics; alumni include 11 Nobel Laureates, Academy Award winners, business founders and CEOs and sports stars.  Illinois is consistently among the top universities in the nation for NSF- and DOE-funded research, and the University’s research expenditures exceeded $730M in FY21.


About Inclusive Illinois: one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois: one campus, many voices is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected.

About NCSA

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. Current research focus areas are Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Computing and Data Sciences, Culture and Society, Earth and Environment, Materials and Manufacturing, and Physics and Astronomy.

About FoDOMMaT Partners

Illinois REUs

REU FoDOMMaT has partnered with other Illinois REUs and will have many programs in common, including professional development seminars and social events.

Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA)

OMSA‘s mission is to provide exceptional support services that enhance the academic achievement, personal development, and graduation rates of first generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students at Illinois.

Engineering Undergraduate Research 

Engineering Undergraduate Research at the Grainger College of Engineering offers support and resources for undergraduate students to be successful in their research endeavors. We sponsor and coordinate events, such as research fairs and expos, to showcase science and engineering research done by our students and their mentors. We provide information to students about undergraduate research opportunities on and off campus. Our undergraduate research programs help students become familiar with the research process, develop their skills, and gain experience needed for graduate school acceptance or research in industry.

Engineering Pathways Program at the Grainger College of Engineering

Engineering Pathways offers students interested in beginning their college education at a partner community college a streamlined transfer experience and guaranteed admission to The Grainger College of Engineering upon successful completion of program requirements.  The program utilizes a cohort-based model and supports students with an array of services including academic tutoring, advising, and mentoring; orientations and events; opportunities for major exploration and professional development; and early engagement with Grainger Engineering and the University of Illinois.  Engineering Pathways provides access to all 14 Grainger Engineering undergraduate majors. Enrollment of all qualified students attending partner community colleges is encouraged but the program places emphasis on the recruitment and retention of Illinois residents from historically underrepresented race and ethnic groups, women, individuals from low income and/or first-generation households, and veterans.

​​The Office of Graduate, Professional, and Online Programs at the Grainger College of Engineering

The Office of Graduate, Professional, and Online Programs (GPO) coordinates graduate, professional, and online education in The Grainger College of Engineering. GPO staff members work with engineering departments to support excellence in graduate education, facilitate college-wide graduate scholarship and fellowship programs, and organize programs and events for engineering graduate students. Importantly, GPO is a resource for all engineering graduate students and works closely with the Graduate College and Grainger Engineering departments to provide students with valuable information and opportunities throughout their time at Illinois.


Women@NCSA is a professional organization to foster women in technology and leadership positions at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at Illinois. The organization hosts activities such as technical and professional panel discussion, professional development training, and networking.

Summer Housing

Hendrick House provides fully furnished rooms and is located just a few blocks from NCSA. Hendrick House is proudly a University of Illinois Private Certified Student Housing facility. Take a virtual tour.

About Champaign-Urbana

The twin cities of Champaign-Urbana are a micro-urban community that offers serious business, technology and innovation capabilities while maintaining a small-town feel in downstate Illinois. The two downtowns are separated by just a few miles, easy enough to access by bicycle or public transportation and both host highly-rated restaurants, bars and community events, including The Pygmalion Music Festival, Ebertfest, the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, multiple farmers’ markets and much more. C-U was recently rated as the #2 college town in the United States by BusinessInsider.com and regularly rates highly in fun, growing, healthy, and affordable rankings. C-U is also 2-3 hours away from major metropolitan areas—Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis—all easily accessible by car, bus or train.


Read the full NSF abstract about the program

About NSF REU sites

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has many Research for Undergraduate Experiences sites in the field of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. View the full list of opportunities.

There are other REU Sites at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well. Go here and search by state (Illinois) at the bottom of the page.



PI: Volodymyr Kindratenko

Co-PI: Daniel S. Katz

Program Coordinator: Olena Kindratenko