Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Translational Research in Psychological Sciences: Human Factors at Texas Tech University (Summer 2017-2019)

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2017 Summer

 

The REU Site: Translational Research in Psychological Sciences: Human Factors at Texas Tech University (Summer 2017-2019) is funded by the National Science Foundation.  This REU Site is an 8-week summer research program located at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Primary aims of this REU Site are to: (a) engage undergraduates in behavioral research that shows the value of such research in solving real-world problems; (b) develop research, teamwork, and communication skills applicable to any career in social and behavioral sciences; (c) increase the number of undergraduates who pursue graduate education and HF careers; and (d) increase the number of underrepresented groups in HF, and in social and behavioral sciences more generally. Undergraduates will engage in research on topics including perceptual issues in driving, collaboration of humans and robots on tasks relevant to health care, surveillance, and manufacturing; skill acquisition in laparoscopic surgery; enhancement of student learning; neuroscience and implications for baggage screening and military threat detection; effects of attitudes and social norms on substance use; sexual-identity development and implications for health-based disparities; and the use of simulation/modeling in injury reduction. The REU includes faculty mentors from underrepresented groups, and uses intensive faculty mentoring and collaborative research activities, which will enhance the research experience and student outcomes. 

 

UPDATE: THIS REU PROGRAM WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED IN SUMMER, 2018.

THE NEXT OFFERING WILL BE IN SUMMER OF 2019.

CHECK BACK HERE IN AUGUST OF 2018 FOR FURTHER UPDATES

 

Please see the Application Tab for additional information and to apply to the REU Site Research.  We are especially interested in receiving applications from females, underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students, and students from institutions where research opportunities are limited.

 

Note: This opportunity is only for students outside of Texas Tech University.

 

 

If you have questions, please see FAQ tab or contact:

Dr. Patricia DeLucia

Department of Psychological Sciences

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 79409

Email: pat.delucia@ttu.edu

 

Or

Dr. James Yang

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 79409

Email: james.yang@ttu.edu