Housing, Stipend, and Travel
The CRC's REU program provides admitted students on-campus housing in double rooms with air conditioning.
Students are paid a stipend of $500 per week to cover meals and other living expenses. Additionally, a travel allowance is offered to defray the costs of driving, train tickets, or air travel to and from the University of Notre Dame. Participants are also issued a Notre Dame ID which will give access to campus resources such as the library, athletic facilities, etc.
For students wishing to drive to campus, Notre Dame is easily reached from I-80/90 about 90 minutes east of Chicago. However, a car is not required. CRC staff can arrange pick up and drop off for students arriving by plane, train, or bus.
Summer at Notre Dame
Students in the REU program are embedded into a research group and work closely with their faculty mentor throughout the summer. All REU participants meet together several times a week to learn about scientific computing research at Notre Dame, receive training on technical topics, and learn about graduate school and research careers. Social events and an outing to Chicago are also arranged.
The Notre Dame campus is a wonderful place to live during the summer. The campus is full of students in summer courses and athletic programs. The city of South Bend offers museums and cultural activities, outdoor concerts and festivals, and a variety of parks and natural areas along the St. Joseph River. Beyond the city, the South Shore Railway provides transportation to Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes National Park, and downtown Chicago, with easy access to a variety museums, parks, and restaurants.