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DREU: Distributed Research Experience for Undergraduates in Computer Sciences


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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduate Students

Description:
The objective of the Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) is to increase the number of women and students from underrepresented groups entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering. This highly selective program matches promising undergraduate women and undergraduate men from groups underrepresented, including ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities, in computing with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty member's home institution. Students are directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for students who are considering graduate school, providing them with a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and also increasing their competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.

Funding for the student consists of $700 per week for research, plus relocation travel assistance when appropriate. A student's funding is intended to cover 10 weeks of research in the summer, but alternative arrangements are possible. Additional funds may be available to support student conference travel, either during the summer or afterward, and for outreach activities promoting the DREU.
nationwide program

Participating Institution(s):
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Texas A&M University (Lead)
Colorado School of Mines
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 10/27/2016
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