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Program at a Glance

Application Deadline is Sunday, January 31.

Important Program Dates:
 
The "Spring Forward" Session will run Monday, March 15 through Friday, April 23. During this time participants will work with their mentor and research team using online and electronic tools.
 
The summer program will begin on Sunday, May 30.
 
The last day of the program is Saturday, July 31.  
 
Spring Forward Into Research
During this time you will meet your project mentor using video chat and email to establish a research question of mutual interest, begin background research on your project, and take part in research ethics training. Time commitment is about 30 hours total during the spring semester preceding the summer on-site experience. This session will run during March and April.

Summer On-site Program 
The summer program will run for nine weeks. A $5,000 stipend will be provided for the entire research experience, including both Spring Forward and Summer sessions. If the program runs in-person on the RIT campus, the nine weeks of housing at RIT’s Global Village will be provided at no additional cost to participants. Some funds are also available for travel to Rochester.

In addition to working on a mentored-research project, our program also includes:

Workshops
Throughout the summer you will participate in a weekly DBER research methods workshop to learn about and practice the quantitative and qualitative methods used in Discipline-Based Education Research. You will also take part in a weekly Professional Development workshop focusing on areas such as the graduate school application process, STEM career pathways, scientific communication, and networking skills. 
 
Cohort-building Activities

In addition to the structured workshops and ongoing research, you will have the chance to participate in a number of social activities with the DBER REU cohort.  If the program can be run in-person you will also have the chance to meet and interact with many on-campus students during the summer.

Participation in a Research Symposium
At the end of the summer you will take part in our annual Research Symposium.  Students will present their work in a professional and engaging format.

The REU is hosted by the Science and Mathematics Education Research Collaborative at RIT. Questions? Contact us at dber_reu@rit.edu.

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