The Translational Research in Psychological Sciences: Human Factors at Rice University (2019) is funded by the National Science Foundation, Award #1853936. This REU Site is an 8-week summer research program located at Rice University, Houston, Texas, and will take place June 08, 2020 through July 31, 2020.
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 Human Factors (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 such as patient safety, hiring and personnel selection, discrimination, driving, health psychology, human-computer interaction, election ballots, workplace conditions, leadership, language comprehension and production, education, usability, teamwork and training. 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.
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.
If you have questions, please see FAQ tab or contact:
Dr. Patricia DeLucia
Department of Psychology
Houston, TX 77005