Thirty REU students will be engaged in critical and current research problems, advancing student-led discovery, while promoting teaching and training through a hands-on research and mentoring program. The program will advance discovery, while promoting training and learning through a problem-based and hands-on undergraduate research and mentoring program that is intended to build independence and confidence in research. Research results will advance Cyber-HealthGIS, addressing both theoretical and methodological shortcomings this field. Expected outcomes include joint faculty-student publications in research journals, seminars, and conferences, and student presentations of their research. This project will fill a critical US workforce gap by creating a cohort of students trained and interested in pursuing research and scientific careers at the intersection of several important research domains. This project will make freely available examples of prototype applications, thereby advance the capabilities Cyber-HealthGIS research.
This project is supported by a grant from the US National Science Foundation (NSF Project# 1560106).
Students will be teamed to pursue an independent research project under the guidance of faculty mentors. Invited faculty mentors from around the country will provide research training and hands-on mentoring. Students will collaboratively pose, execute, and evaluate research projects resulting in research advances in CyberHealthGIS.
This program will be both challenging and rewarding, so we are looking for highly motivated and achieving students who are interested in research in public health, geography and GIS, computer science and engineering, and particularly those with a passion for using developing and/or using technology accross any of these domains.
There are many reasons to consider the CyberHealthGIS program in Texas A&M, including:
Travel and Living Expenses Paid
Access to Cutting-Edge Reserach Labs
Experience in Interdisciplinary Research
If you have accepted an offer to participate in the TAMU CyberHealthGIS REU, you will be asked soon after your acceptance about your travel arrangements. We ask that you allow us to make your travel arrangements as they pertain to airline travel due to reimbursement procedures. If you plan to drive your own car to College Station instead of flying, there are other travel procedures that must be followed.
Most participants arrive in College Station the weekend before the program begins.
Housing (if needed) for the TAMU CyberHealthGIS REU group for the Summer of 2017 will be at the Stack at Legacy Point. Within walking distance of campus, the Stack is a fully-furnished, privately-owned dorm. Please see the website for more information on the actual location and look of the housing. You will room with one other person in the TAMU CyberHealthGIS REU group. Housing is assigned randomly by the REU program administrator unless otherwise notified. Please let the REU program administrator know as soon as possible if you have any needs such as accessible living or any special arrangements.
Housing Amenities Include:
What you should bring with you:
Additional Housing Information:
The program runs from May 29th (Memorial Day) to August 4th, 2017.
Direct Deposit is available through the Texas A&M Howdy Portal or the check(s) will be mailed to your address of record.
This summer you have the unique opportunity of participating in innovative research, being in a new place, meeting new people, and experiencing many new and different things.
During this 10-week summer program, students will
Lastly, you might ask, what are the requirements of me as a Research Undergraduate this summer in terms of deliverables? As an REU participant, you are required and expected to produce the following:
A Few Odds and Ends.
Links to various campus and city interests.
Bryan/College Station Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M Calendar of Events
If you have questions or need more information about the TAMU CyberHealthGIS REU Program, please contact:
Dr. Daniel W. Goldberg
Departments of Geography and Computer Science & Engineering
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3147