PAID Summer Research Experience at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York


A hands-on PAID research experience for undergraduates in the emerging area of Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

DBER REU program at the Rochester Institute of Technology are now being accepted!


The theme of our REU is model-based reasoning in STEM education, and includes 8 mentors, 3 of whom specialize in biology education research.  Students will be selected by mid-December to participate in a 3-week part-time virtual program in January, where they will earn $500, followed by a 9-week in-person program over the summer, where they will earn another $4500.

During January Jump-start, students meet their mentors and each other on Skype, read DBER-themed papers with an online collaboration tool, begin to develop their research projects, and complete ethics and human subjects training.  When they come to Rochester Institute of Technology in New York in June 2016, they are ready to jump into their projects, and they feel less apprehensive because the people and projects are already somewhat familiar.  During the summer, they participate in their mentored research projects, a weekly DBER methods workshop, a professional development series, and numerous social activities.  The experience culminates with the campus-wide RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium, where all participants will have the opportunity to present their work.

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