WKU NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates-Summer 2017

Western Kentucky University is hosting a Summer 2017 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in psychology. The theme of the program is Advancing Psychological Research with Technology. Through this program, 8 undergraduate students will complete a 10-week internship, where they will work closely with a faculty mentor on one or more research projects. Students will also participate in developmental workshops and activities related to topics such as ethics, research methods, statistics, computer software, and presentation skills.

Program participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, free on-campus housing, reimbursement for travel to/from the program, and funds to travel to a national or international conference upon completion of the program. More information about the program can be found on the program website –¬†http://www.wku.edu/psychological-sciences/reu/overview.php.

Please pass this message along to any undergraduate student who has an interest in psychology. Students enrolled at colleges or universities with limited research opportunities, first generation college students, racial minorities, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please email me at jenni.redifer@wku.edu.

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NSF REU at the University of Rochester in Music, Media, and Minds

Announcing: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates: Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds

Applications now being accepted for Summer 2017

How can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? What can methods from signal processing and natural language analysis tell us about the history of popular music? Can a computer system teach a person to better use prosody (the musical pattern of speech) in order to become a more effective public speaker? These are some of the questions that undergraduate students will investigate this summer in our REU at the University of Rochester. Each student will be mentored by two or more faculty members drawn from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Science, the program in Digital Media Studies, and the Eastman School of Music.

The program is open to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year full time students at a college or university, who are US citizens or permanent residents, and who will have completed two programming courses or have equivalent experience by the start of the summer program. Students do not need to be computer science majors. We encourage applications from students attending colleges that lack opportunities for research, and from students from communities underrepresented in computer science.

Please visit http://www.sas.rochester.edu/dsc/undergraduate/reu.html for more information.

Summer internship program in Pittsburgh

The Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program. Interested undergraduate students can select from a range of faculty mentors in the Learning Sciences (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/Diversity/faculty_mentors.cshtml) to gain valuable research experiences in preparation for graduate school.

The program will run from May 21-July 1st, 2017 and room and board will be provided. A limited number of travel supplements are available to fund travel to and from Pittsburgh.
For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact the intern program director, Natasha Tokowicz at tokowicz@pitt.edu
Applications are due no later than April 1, 2017 and should be completed at the following website: https://form.jotform.com/70255962909162
One or more letters of recommendation from a faculty member should be submitted on behalf of the applicant directly to LRDCinterns@pitt.edu by April 1, 2017
Applicants will be informed of the decision by April 10, 2017.