Undergraduates: Conduct Exciting Computing Research at the U of M This Summer

Virtual Reality Data Visualization for Art and Science
February 5, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the University of Minnesota as a site for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). The Computer Science & Engineering (CS&E) department offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students focused on the computational methods for finding and visualizing patterns in big data that bring insight and understanding to other disciplines. However, students will also have the opportunity to work with faculty on a diverse assortment of exciting computing research topics, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

Participating in an undergraduate research project is a great way to learn a lot about a specific area and to try your hand at a cutting-edge research topic. If you are thinking about graduate school, this is also an excellent opportunity to find out what research is about and to get experience before applying. 

In this program, students will come together to learn about computing research methodologies, participate in active research, and receive professional development training. As a participant in the REU site, you will be closely mentored by a CS&E faculty member and will receive a $5,000 stipend, room and board, and travel reimbursement.

Students can apply online at: http://reubigdata.cs.umn.edu/

Application review will begin on February 14.  However, we will continue to accept new applications and recommendation letters on an ongoing basis until the program is full.  Students are therefore encouraged to apply even after this date.

For more information, email reubigdata@umn.edu.

This REU site is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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