Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education

Iowa State University
NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program
in Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education – Emerging Interface Technologies (SPIRE-EIT)
The Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), at Iowa State University, focuses on interdisciplinary research focused at the intersection of humans and technology, aimed at enhancing the productivity and creativity of people.  The VRAC research community and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) graduate program will inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity.  Each REU participant will work directly with VRAC faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VRAC community.
·         Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
·         Seminars, workshops, and field trips
·         Group social activities and banquet       
·         Undergraduate students in good standing
·         U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
·         Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply
·         $5,000 stipend
·         $500 travel allowance
·         Room and board
Application deadline is February 15. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.
Program Dates: May 26, 2015 – July 31, 2015
Click here to apply or for more information 

Amy Carver (
Program Coordinator
Phone: (515) 294-2089
Fax: (515) 294-6960
    Stephen Gilbert (Director of the SPIRE-EIT REU) (
Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Graduate Education and Research, HCI
    Eliot Winer (Co-Director of the SPIRE-EIT REU) (
Associate Professor and Associate Director of Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC)