NSF REU Program
NSF REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Basic and Applied Science of Psychology
NSF Award# 2150405
Dr. Jaihyun Park
Department of Psychology
Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (646) 312-3806
Dr. Charles Scherbaum
Department of Psychology
Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (646) 312-3807
Baruch College, City University of New York is currently recruiting students for participation in a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site (NSF REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Basic and Applied Science of Psychology; NSF Award# 2150405). The REU site at Baruch College will offer advanced research training for one academic year to 12 undergraduate students who attend colleges and universities in the New York metropolitan area. The program will target students who belong to historically disadvantaged groups. The REU program will begin August 2023 and the training program will be completed in May 2024. Students will be paid $2,240 per 14-week semester to work at least 10 hours per week in one of the ongoing psychology research labs at Baruch College.
This program provides concentrated research experience in which each student plans and executes an independent project and works with a faculty mentor and their research team on existing research projects. Students will develop knowledge and skills in all phases of psychological research, including hypothesis development, research design, data analysis, and scientific writing. Faculty will guide REU students through the process of formulating a research hypothesis, designing and implementing the project, and analyzing and summarizing the findings. Students will present their research at the Baruch REU conference and potentially at regional or national conferences in psychology. REU students will complete a graduate school preparation course taught at Baruch College. Students will learn about the graduate school admission process, how to build one’s credentials through research and practicum experiences, the GRE, soliciting letters of recommendation, and applying for fellowships. This course will assist students in planning advanced education in the areas that best match their interests.
This program is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant award number 2150405.
Baruch College’s Department of Psychology is grateful to the National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates (Award # 2150405) for supporting the work of our talented REU students.
Students must have at least a sophomore standing, have at least a B average in their undergraduate courses, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. All students who meet these initial requirements are invited to apply. Although preference will be given to those who are majoring in psychology, those in other majors may apply. Those who belong to historically underrepresented or disadvantaged groups (e.g., Hispanic, African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, disabled or first-generation college student) are strongly encouraged to apply. Each student must be able to commit to at least 10 hours each week to work at the Baruch campus. Efforts will be made to accommodate students’ class and other work schedules. Student must have completed a course in research methods and statistics or must be willing to take such courses during the REU year.
The four research teams are described briefly below. Each team will consist of one faculty member, undergraduate and graduate lab members and three REU students. Students will work with the same research team throughout their training. Students will be asked to indicate the teams with which they would most prefer to work. Although every effort will be made to accommodate students’ preferences, high demand for certain research areas may necessitate assigning students to their second or third choices.
- Each REU student will complete an independent research project supervised by an REU faculty mentor
- Each REU student will spend at least 10 hours each week during the fall and spring semesters at Baruch College working as part of a faculty-led research team
- Each REU student will contribute to ongoing research projects by collecting and analyzing data
- All REU students will participate in a graduate school preparation course taught at Baruch College
- Each student will receive $2,240 for each 14-week semester as compensation for time working in the research lab.
- Please complete the application form found at the link below.
- Attach a short narrative (2 pages or less) explaining your long-term career goals and how participation in the REU program will help to facilitate these goals.
- Attach one (unofficial or official) copy of your undergraduate transcript.
- If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Park by email at: Jaihyun.Park@baruch.cuny.edu
- We will be accepting applications starting from March 1, 2023, until April 14, 2023. Please make sure to fully adhere to the guideline and submit your application within the timeline indicated above. Please also note that your application is meant for the Academic Year 2023 -2024 (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024) – WE DO NOT OFFER A SUMMER PROGRAM.
Areas of Research
Students may work in one of the following research areas at Baruch:
Social Psychology (Dr. Jaihyun Park)
Developmental Psychology (Dr. Daniele Artistico)
Clinical/Sleep Psychology/Environmental Psychology (Dr. Mindy Engle-Friedman)
Personnel Selection and Employee Assessment (Dr. Charles Scherbaum)
If you have any questions regarding this program, please email: Jaihyun.Park@baruch.cuny.edu
REU Conference Programs
- 2020 REU Conference Program
- 2017 REU Conference Program
- 2016 REU Conference Program
- 2015 REU Conference Program
- 2014 REU Conference Program
- 2013 REU Conference Program
- 2012 REU Conference Program
- 2011 REU Conference Program
- 2010 REU Conference Program
- 2009 REU Conference Program
- 2007 REU Conference Program
- 2004 REU Conference Program
- 2003 REU Conference Program
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