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Undergraduate Research Experiences

OUR Logo Students at the University of Central Florida have numerous opportunities to work with faculty and graduate students pursuing research interests across various STEM disciplines. Though there are many ways to get involved in undergraduate research, the Office of Undergraduate Research provides a wealth of resources for exploring these enriching opportunities. We encourage you to explore the programs, workshops and nationally funded projects available at UCF. For more information about the Office of Undergraduate Research, visit their website or email them at our@ucf.edu.

Center for Research in Computer VisionResearch Experience for Undergraduates in Computer Vision  The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated the Center for Research in Computer Vision at the University of Central Florida (UCF) as a site for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in the area of Computer Vision for 2015-2017. The purpose of the REU is to encourage undergraduate students to pursue graduate school and research careers.

NSF REUNSF REU Site: Research Experiences on the Internet of Things (IoT) will train undergraduate students in research-based theory and applications of the technologies used in this fast-moving interdisciplinary field. The REU students will join well-established research groups under the close supervision of faculty with expertise in security, privacy, hardware design, data analytics, healthcare simulations, and social computing. This REU site is open to undergraduate students majoring in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, and mechanical engineering.

GIS REU Site in BrazilNSF REU Site: Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community Geographic Information Systems and Citizen Science in Orlando and Belize emphasizes engaged, community-based research while also preparing students for future academic and non-academic careers in GIS, geospatial technologies, geography, geosciences, sociology, education, community development, public health, and land use planning. The research training program is the first of its kind for U.S. undergraduates given its explicit international focus on community geography/GIS and participatory methodologies. Student mastery of geospatial STEM research skills will be accomplished largely through students creating an open and freely available geospatial data infrastructure to address social and environmental disparities related to marine debris and flooding/disaster management in Belize. This objective will include the creation of an online, interactive geospatial data and mapping portal through ArcGIS Online.