This article is published in the April 2017 issue.

Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates


CRA-W will be accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) program starting April 15. 

Application Deadline: May 18, 2017

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CREU is an undergraduate research program that provides research stipends to teams of students working on research projects under the guidance of a mentor at their home institutions. Students supported by CREU collaborate with each other and with their mentors during the academic year and, in some cases, the following summer. Students are strongly encouraged to present their CREU research at national or regional conferences. The program provides travel funds to support such participation and past CREU participants have found such activities to be extremely valuable.

Read firsthand about the CREU experience and the opportunities this program provides both during and after the research experience.

The objective of the CREU program is to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and computer engineering by exposing them to the joy and potential of research.

CREU is supported by the National Science Foundation and partners with other organizations committed to broadening participation in computing to administer their REU programs. The NSF funded Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computer Sciences (iAAMCS) is a current partner, and the Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC) was previously a program partner.

For more information, please visit the CREU website: http://cra.org/cra-w/creu/