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Indiana University PreHealth REU Summer 2019 Call for Applications

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Call for Applications

We invite undergraduates to apply to the Proactive Health Informatics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site for Summer 2019 (application: http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019​).

What is the Proactive Health Informatics REU Site?

The Proactive Health Informatics REU aims to build usable and intelligent pervasive systems that empower people to manage their health and see how their everyday decisions impact their progress to achieve future health goals. Our REU site will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn techniques in the areas of human computer interaction, pervasive computing (mobile or wearable), environmental sensing (ambient and on-body), machine learning (vision recognition and signal processing), and the implications of technologies on society. Students will learn appropriate methods, software tools, and analysis techniques related to their project, thus experience in these areas is not necessarily required. In addition, all students will learn scholarly professional development skills, such as synthesizing related work, identifying research aims, designing ethical studies, collecting data, analyzing results, and presenting results in papers and presentations.

More Information: http://prohealth.soic.indiana.edu/reu/

Updates: https://www.facebook.com/iuprohealthreu

What will students do?

REU Participants will:

  • be trained to become the next generation of
  •  scholars to conduct cross-cutting computing research;
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  • prepare for graduate education and research
  •  career opportunities through preparatory workshops and one-on-one mentoring;
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  • engage in an interactive mentoring relationship
  •  with a faculty member and graduate student;
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  • work with mentors to disseminate research;
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  • inspire lifelong learners to consider computing
  •  through interactive experiences.
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Logistics

Our 2019 REU dates are Sunday, May 19 through Friday, July 12, 2019.

For the 8-weeks of participation, each student will receive travel to and from Bloomington, a $4000 stipend, free room and board, and GRE preparation (if wanted).

How to Apply?

We encourage undergraduate students interested in computing/informatics oriented areas – independent of experience or years in their respective programs – to apply to our REU program.

One of the goals of the REU program is to broaden participation of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in computing and/or who do not have access to research facilities at their home institution. We strongly invite applications from women, students of color, first-generation college students, gender and sexual minorities, veterans, and students with disabilities. Previous research experience is not a requirement.

Please complete an application as soon as possible (we will review, interview, and select participants on a rolling basis starting immediately). We typically have our REUs selected by early March, so the sooner one applies, the better their changes of consideration.

  • Fill out the application form directly online
  • http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019
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  • In preparation for applying to the ProHealth
  • REU Site, please make sure you have:
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  • Name and contact information of 2 people willing
  • to write a letter of recommendation for you
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  • Your unofficial transcript (please put your
  • unofficial transcript in a web repository, such as Google Drive or Dropbox (Dropbox Directions: https://www.dropbox.com/help/167)), and share it only with a person who has a link
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  • A personal statement that discusses your research
  • interests and motivation for being part of ProHealth’s inclusive, collaborative research experience
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  • (Optional) A link to your to a website that
  • shows examples of your project work
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  • In addition to the requirements above, the
  • application will collect:
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  • demographic information,
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  • Interests,
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  • information about prior experiences.
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This program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Stipends from NSF funds are restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International applicants with a stipend through their home institution are welcome to apply. If international applications are selected, we will provide research housing. Other NSF-supported REU programs may be found at the NSF https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5049.

ProHealth reserves the right to review, interview, and select participants on a rolling basis, thus people who apply sooner have a better opportunity for a position within the ProHealth Research community.

Indiana University values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

If you have any question, please contact Professor Katie Siek at ksiek@indiana.edu.

Contact Information

Indiana University

Informatics – ProHealth Informatics REU Program

919 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47408 USA

Website: http://prohealth.soic.indiana.edu/reu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iuprohealthreu

Application: http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019

Primary Contact: Professor Katie Siek, ksiek@indiana.edu