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2015/08/05

National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Baruch College

The REU Program: • Offers advanced research training for one academic year to 12 undergraduate students who attend four-year colleges and universities in the New York metropolitan area. • Targets students who belong to historically disadvantaged groups. • Provides a concentrated research experience in which each student plans and executes an independent project and works with a faculty mentor and their research team on existing research projects.

Eligible Students:

  • Historically disadvantaged groups (e.g., Asian, Hispanic, African-American, first generation college students). Non-members of these groups will be considered and are encouraged to apply.
  • At least a sophomore standing and a B average in their undergraduate programs. Non-psychology majors may apply to the program - preference will be shown to psychology majors.
  • Completed an introductory psychology course and at least two content courses in psychology.
  • Completed courses in statistics and research methods or must be willing to take these courses during the REU year.
  • Enrolled in classes full-time for the duration of the program.
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Available every Thursday from 4-5pm for a mandatory weekly graduate school workshop.

Activities:

  • Completion of an independent research project supervised by an REU faculty mentor
  • Participation in at least 10 hours of research per week during fall and spring semesters
  • Enrollment in a weekly year-long graduate school preparation workshop on Thursdays from 4 to 5pm. 

Stipend:

  • Program starts at the end of August 2015 and will be completed in May 2016.
  • Students earn $2100 for each 14-week semester, in compensation for work in the research lab.

Applications:

  • Due: April 10th, 2015 (5PM)

Applications available at: 

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/academics/psychology/NSFUndergraduateResearchExperience.htm

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