UMSI REU program gets underway

The UMSI Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, led by assistant professor of information Erin Krupka (above right), began May 27 as the participating students arrived at North Quad for orientation. 

Eleven undergraduate students from a number of different universities were selected for the 10-week program, which will assign each student to a research group that matches his or her intellectual interests. 

The students will take part in every aspect of the group's scientific work and social activities, and pursue a small research project under the supervision of experienced faculty and doctoral student mentors. This summer’s REU students will be working with UMSI faculty members Erin Krupka, Paul Resnick, Nicole Ellison, Cliff Lampe, Katharina Reinecke, and Tawanna Dillahunt.

In addition to valuable research experience, the undergraduate students in the program also receive a $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing or support to help pay for housing, GRE test preparation, and the opportunity to attend weekly seminars, workshops, and special events. The program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The REU program runs from May 27 to August 1, culminating with a research forum where the students will develop a poster and slide presentation detailing the work on their projects.

 View details of the 2014 REU projects.

Posted on May 28, 2014