Research Training for Undergraduates: NSF REU at Rice University

Soliciting Student Applications for Summer 2019 program

We are excited to announce a new research training program for undergraduates, funded by the National Science Foundation, REU Site: Translational Research in Psychological Sciences: Human Factors at Rice University. The program starts on June 3, 2019, and lasts for 8 weeks.

We especially want to recruit females, underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students, and students who have not had an opportunity to conduct research. Candidates must have junior or senior standing when the REU Site starts, be in good academic standing, and have a GPA of at least 3.3.

The REU program targets undergraduates with interests or majors in psychological and social sciences, neuroscience, behavioral health science, engineering, computer science, math, kinesiology, and biomechanics. All students who are interested in research and who plan to go to graduate school are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduates will work closely with a faculty member at Rice University on behavioral research that has clear applications to real-world problems. Examples of topics include driving, health care, health psychology, election ballots, hiring decisions, organizational and workplace environments, discrimination, human-computer interaction, language, leadership, teamwork and training, education, and usability.

Training includes professional development seminars, graduate school preparation, and a special presentation by a successful alumnus now working in industry. The grant will pay for student lodging, meals and travel, and a $4000 stipend.

Our website has details of the program and the application form: http://pd28.blogs.rice.edu/