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REU Sites: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

APPLICATIONS: Students must contact the individual sites for application information and materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants.

ELIGIBILITY: Individual sites may have specific eligibility requirements (e.g., number of undergraduate years completed) for applicants in addition to those described here. Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled and students who have already received their bachelor's degrees generally are not eligible.

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REU Sites
Site Information Site Location Contact Information Additional Information
Tucson, Arizona
Primary: Karen Schollmeyer
(520) 882-6946
karen@archaeologysouthwest.org
Research Topics/Keywords: Archaeology, Preservation, Anthropology
Comments: The primary contact's phone# is (520)882-6946 x28
Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School, Southwest New MexicoAbstract of Award
Santa Barbara, California
Primary: Anne Charity-Hudley
acharityhudley@linguistics.uscb.edu
Secondary: Mary Bucholtz
bucholtz@ucsb.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Linguistic Sciences, Minority-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Role of Language in Social Mobility, Sociology
NSF REU Site: Increasing Diversity In the Linguistic Sciences Through Research on Language and Social MobilityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Stanford, California
Primary: Michael Frank
mcfrank@stanford.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: cognitive science, social computing, assistive technologies, psychology, linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence
REU Site: Language, Cognition and ComputationAbstract of Award
New Haven, Connecticut
Primary: Laurie Santos
laurie.santos@yale.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: developmental and comparative psychology research, social cognition, research design, subject recruitment, stimulus generation, data collection, data entry, coding, statistical analysis
NSF REU Sitie: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social CognitionAbstract of Award
Smithsonian Institution
REU Site: Natural History Research Experiences
National Museum of Natural History(NMNH)
Washington, DC, District Of Columbia
Primary: Virginia Power
(202) 633-1055
powerv@si.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: geoscience, planets, asteroids, mineralogy, petrology, volcanology, paleobiology, oceanography, environmental, evolution,biodiversity, taxonomy,genomics,anthropology,archaeology,ethnology,linguistics
REU Site: Natural History Research ExperiencesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Orlando, Florida
Primary: Dr. Timothy Hawthorne
Timothy.Hawthorne@ucf.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Geographic Information Systems, GIS, Citizen Science, geospatial technologies, geography, geosciences, sociology, education, community development, public health, land use planning
NSF REU Site: Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community Geographic Information Systems and Citizen Science in Orlando and BelizeAbstract of Award
Florida
Primary: Jennifer Collins
(570) 594-1932
collinsjm@usf.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Weather,Climate,Society,Interdisciplinary,REU
Weather, Climate and Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach Integrating Physical and Social SciencesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Athens, Georgia
Primary: Laurie Reitsema
(706) 542-5939
reitsema@uga.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Bioarchaeology, Greek Colonization, Anthropology
REU Site: Immersive Research in the Bioarchaeology of Greek Colonization, Sicily, ItalyAbstract of Award
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
NSF REU Site: Exploring Evidence of the Anthropocene
Edwardsville, Illinois
Primary: Carol Colaninno
ccolaninno@gmail.com
Research Topics/Keywords: Archaeology, Ecology, Interdisciplinary Research, Anthropocene
NSF REU Site: Exploring Evidence of the AnthropoceneAbstract of Award
Notre Dame, Indiana
Primary: Paul Brenner
paul.r.brenner@nd.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Cloud Computing, Science Gateways, Computational Frameworks, Geospatial Analysis, Visualization
NSF REU Site: Computational Social ScienceAbstract of Award
Bloomington, Indiana
Primary: Laura Hurley
lhurley@indiana.edu
Secondary: CISAB
(812) 855-9663
cisab@indiana.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: biology, animal behavior, psychology, anthropology, genetics, neuroscience
Comments: Point of contact: CISAB (812) 855-9663 cisab@indiana.edu
REU Site in Animal Behavior: mechanisms, cognition, and evolutionAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, Ethics and Values Studies
Sioux Center, Iowa
Primary: Nathan Tintle
nathan.tintle@dordt.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Interdisciplinary Research,Statistics/Biostatistics/Public Health, Psychology/Psychiatry, Ukranian culture/politics/history
REU Site: Effects of political upheaval and ethnic discord on the mental health of a populationAbstract of Award
Northern Kentucky University
REU Site: The Parker Academy: Investigating the Intersection of Freedom, Social Justice, Archaeology, History, and Geography
Newport, Kentucky
Primary: William Landon
landonwl@nku.edu
Lincoln, Nebraska
Primary: Kirk Dombrowski
kdombrowski2@unl.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Health Disparities, minority health, social network analysis
NSF REU Site: Social Network Analysis for Solving Minority Health DisparitiesAbstract of Award
Reno, Nevada
Primary: Michael Collopy
mcollopy@unr.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: climate change, water resources, water quality, socioeconomic research, environmental research, watersheds
REU Site: The Value of Snow: Summer Research Experiences in Natural Resource Issues in the Sierra Nevada Great Basin RegionAbstract of Award
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Primary: Neil Harvey
nharvey@nmsu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: immigration policy, scientific and societal benefits, social science research methods for US Mexico border issues, Community Based Participatory Research
REU Site: Collaborative Research: Undergraduate Research in Immigration PolicyAbstract of Award
New York, New York
Primary: Daniele Artistico
(646) 312-3837
daniele.artistico@baruch.cuny.edu
Secondary: Mindy Engle-Friedman
mindy.engle-friedman@baruch.cuny.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: psychology, psychological research, Social Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Measurement, Clinical/Sleep Psychology, Developmental Psychology
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Baruch CollegeAbstract of Award
Rochester, New York
Primary: Brian Tomaszewski
bmtski@rit.edu
Secondary: David Schwartz
disvks@rit.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), disaster resilience, spatial thinking, disaster management, Information Technology (IT), game development, social science
REU Site: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Resilience Spatial ThinkingAbstract of Award
Greenvale, New York
Primary: IsabelleBarriere
Isabelle.barriere@gmail.com
Research Topics/Keywords: Linguistics, Language, Culture, Research Ethics, Speech-Language-Communication-Hearing Sciences
REU Site: The Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and CultureAbstract of Award
Syracuse, New York
Primary: Brooks Grump
bbgump@syr.edu
Charlotte, North Carolina
Primary: Philip Otienoburu
(704) 378-1150
Potienoburu@jcsu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Social Inequalities, Issues of Access, Social Entrepreneurship, Public Humanities, Public Outreach
Collaborative REU Site: Examing the Intersection of Food, Housing and HealthcareAbstract of Award
Charlotte, North Carolina
Primary: Michael Turner
mgturner@uncc.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: analytics,innovative research,interdisciplinary research, data-mining,quantitative modeling, machine learning, crime mapping,quantitative modeling,data visualization
REU Site: UNCC Crime Analytics - Research Experiences for UndergraduatesAbstract of Award
Columbus, Ohio
Primary: Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
Campbell-Kibler.1@osu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Research and Language Communications, Ethics of Human Subjects Research, Language Sciences, Linguistics, Speech-Language Pathology
NSF REU Site: The Science of Language and the Language of ScienceAbstract of Award
Athens, Ohio
Primary: Frances Wymbs
wymbsf@ohio.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: psychology, social work, biology, pre-med, hypothesis formulation, integration and analysis of scientific literature, research design, data collection, data analysis
NSF REU Site: Treatment-Related Research for Youth with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral ProblemsAbstract of Award
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Primary: DenYelle Kenyon
DenYelle.Kenyon@sanfordhealth.org
Research Topics/Keywords: American Indian communities, quantitative and qualitative methods research, Risk Models, Circle of Courage Model
NSF REU Site: Social-Behavioral Research Training in American Indian Community-Based ProjectsAbstract of Award
San Marcos, Texas
Primary: Dr. Todd Ahlman
(512) 245-2724
toddahlman@txstate.edu
Secondary: Dr. Ashley McKeown
(512) 245-4964
ahm@txstate.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Anthropological and Forensic Archaeology, Human Skeletal Biology
NSF REU Site: Exploring Globalization Through ArchaeologyAbstract of Award
College Station, Texas
Primary: Mary Campbell
m-campbell@tamu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Health disparities, Residential segregation, Education disparities, Disparities in housing and neighborhoods, Disparities in criminal justice outcomes
NSF REU Site: Research Institute in Sociology and Social InequalityAbstract of Award
Austin, Texas
Primary: John Kappelman
MSA_REU@austin.utexas.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: archaeology, paleontology, geochronology, geochemistry, geology
REU Site: Investigating the Behaviors of Middle Stone Age Humans in the Horn of AfricaAbstract of Award
Houston, Texas
Primary: Patricia DeLucia
pat.delucia@rice.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: human factors, applied experimental psychology, behavioral research
REU Site: Translational Research in Psychological Sciences - Human Factors at Rice UniversityAbstract of Award
Bellingham, Washington
Primary: Seth Feinberg
Seth.Feinberg@wwu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: international research, qualitative and qualitative social science methodologies, reproductive health research
NSF REU Site: Multidisciplinary Data Integration Training for Globally Engaged UndergraduatesAbstract of Award
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