The REU program at UNC Charlotte has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 2006 to engage undergraduates in computing research projects, to encourage and prepare students to pursue graduate study in computing, and to help students to build support networks as they prepare for careers. Our Site has a history of successful student outcomes in terms of student co-authored publications, pursuit of graduate computing studies, and long-term peer and student-mentor relationships. Several of our past participants have leveraged the knowledge, skills, experience, and connections with faculty mentors gained through the REU program to win fellowships for graduate study.
Participating research labs include:
Video and Image Analysis (VIA) Lab
Human Computer Interaction Lab
Charlotte Visualization Lab
Additional Salary Information: Financial package totaling over $7000
- Food allowance
- On-campus housing
- On-campus parking
- Relocation travel to/from UNC Charlotte
- Post-program research travel to conferences
About University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program engages undergraduate students in socially relevant computing research. The program immerses students in a truly collaborative research community. We teach research skills through training sessions and experiential, hands-on learning, while students are active contributors to a community of practice that includes faculty, graduate students, and peers.Students have the opportunity to explore and advance the state of the art in pervasive computing, computer vision, data visualization, social networks, and human-computer interaction to address real-world problems with broad societal impact. Past projects have included the development of algorithms for analyzing medical images to improve clinical diagnosis of heart conditions and breast cancer, creation and evaluation of serious games for teaching introductory concepts in computer science, studies of privacy and user expectations in social media, and the design of smart spaces for museum artifact preservation. We welcome participation from all students. We are particularly committed to broadening participation of underrepresented groups in computing, and strongly encourage app...lications from women and underrepresented minority students, students from institutions where research opportunities are limited, and applicants from minority and women’s institutions.
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