Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Undergraduates (SREUU)

During Summer 2020, faculty in the Department of Psychology will be leading a Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Undergraduates (SREUU) program, funded by an Innovative Efforts Award Grant, the Department of Psychology, and the College of Health and Behavioral Studies. Students who are historically underrepresented at JMU, transfer students, and first-generation college students are eligible to apply. Students will be compensated $1,200 for completing this 6-week program.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Dan Holt (holtdd@jmu.edu). Please include “SREUU Program 2020” in the email subject line.

Eligibility, Dates, and Location

  • You must 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 the SREUU.
  • No prior research experience is required.
  • The program is from May 18, 2020 - June 26, 2020. Students must participate in the entire program.
  • The program will take place on JMU’s campus.

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 6, 2020.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Dan Holt (holtdd@jmu.edu). Please include “SREUU Program 2020” in the email subject line.