Research Engaged Undergraduate (REU) program

This program provided UMass faculty mentors for 8 undergraduate students selected to participate in a 10-week summer program for rising seniors (those who are in the summer before their senior year). These students participated in an ongoing or new community-engaged research project in western Massachusetts, with preference for the Holyoke or Springfield communities. Students met as a group for seminars and training in community-engaged research, presented their research study proposal aims and hypotheses, and presented study results to students and faculty. Several students used their work to present at a meeting in Shrewsbury, MA and at the SPHHS Research Day. Contents of this program were used to develop a 1-credit online course (HONORS 495K). This program is sponsored by Commonwealth Honors College and the Office for Research and Engagement.

Program Type: 

Course Name and Number: 

Honors 495K

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

June 1, 2012

Program Director: 

Priscilla Clarkson / VCRE Mike Malone

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Dr. Elena T. Carbone

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

Commonwealth Honors College
Research and Engagement

Assessment Mechanism: 

No