Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Undergraduates (SREUU)

During Summer 2022, faculty in the Department of Psychology will be leading a Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Undergraduates (SREUU) program funded by the Department of Psychology and a Faculty Senate Engagement Mini-Grant. Students who are historically underrepresented at JMU, transfer students, and first-generation college students are eligible to apply. Students will be compensated $1200 for completing this 6-week program.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen (jakobskv@jmu.edu). Please include “SREUU Program 2022” in the email subject line.

Eligibility, Dates, and Location

  • Students who are historically underrepresented at JMU, transfer students, and first-generation college students.
  • Students must be a fully admitted psychology major.
  • You must have completed PSYC 210 or PSYC 212 and either have completed PSYC 211 or PSYC 213 or be taking it at the time of SREUU.
  • Students who are graduating in May or August 2022 are not eligible.
  • No prior research experience is required.
  • The program is from May 23, 2022 – July 1, 2022. Students must participate in the entire program.
  • The program will be in-person in summer 2022.

Components

After completing the program, students should be able to (a) understand research design/methodology; (b) be conversant in ethical research practices; (c) develop a research question and appropriate methodology; (d) Develop effective written and oral scientific communication; (e) build relevant research skills; and (f) practice appropriate laboratory safety procedures. The research experience includes:

  • 20 hours per week.
  • Weekly research meetings with faculty mentor focused relevant project(s).
  • Weekly cohort meetings focused on training and professional development.
  • Producing a tangible product summarizing research completed to date. At the end of the program, students will share their progress and contributions (e.g., at the end of the summer session or at the Psychology Symposium).

Application

Decision

Applicants will hear of a decision by March 22, 2022.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen (jakobskv@jmu.edu). Please include “SREUU Program 2022” in the email subject line.