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VR-REU: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Immersive 3D Visualization


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Undergraduates - Sophomore
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Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in immersive visualization and virtual/augmented/mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) will involve 10 students per summer directly in multidisciplinary research projects. Participants will be provided training in immersive 3D visualization tools and technologies. The objective of the program is to inspire participating students to consider STEM as a career path and pursue STEM careers at the graduate level, and specifically target participation of women and underrepresented groups. The program will identify research collaborators with immersive visualization needs and assign each student to a REU team. Each REU team will consist of a research mentor and a REU student. The mentoring team includes members not just from CS but also from diverse backgrounds including film and media, journalism and biological sciences.

Pariticpants will gain hands-on experience doing creative VR/AR/MR and 3D Visualization projects. Students will participate in mentored research projects in data driven research areas, including scientific visualization and visual analytics. Some of the planned research projects include: VR for aiding students with learning disabilities, MicroRNA (Ribonucleic Acid) as a regulator for cell lineage plasticity, immersive remote telepresence, indoor robot navigation along with 3D object identification, sonifying the microbiome, and VR for improving inter-personal skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students. This experience will include excursions and social events.

In addition to the exposure to cutting edge research, students selected to participate will receive a travel stipend for one round trip to and from New York City, a housing allowance, a bi-weekly stipend to cover living expenses and access to research faculty and VR/AR/MR resources to help facilitate their success in the program.
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Application Deadline: 2/18/2022

Program Dates: 6/6/2022 - 7/29/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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City University of New York (CUNY), Hunter College (Lead)
California State University System

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Artificial Intelligence
Arts
Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Digital Media
Marketing
Robotics
Statistics
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Artificial Intelligence
Assistive Technology
Big Data Science
Data Analysis
Data Science
Educational Technology
Sound Spatialization
Video Data
Virtual Environments
Visualization

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


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