2021 REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Educational Data Mining
See a brief video about our 2019 cohort!
The primary goal of this inter-disciplinary REU Site program is to expose ten high quality undergraduate students to advanced topics in analytics, data mining, and visualization techniques as applied to data from the education domain. Students will participate in projects with the central theme of improving instructional technology design, enhancing academic curricula and modeling learning experiences. This focus on education-centered analysis will provide the participating undergraduate students a deeper understanding of both general data mining techniques and a broader taste for educational design. This REU Site program will make it a priority to engage and recruit under-represented minorities and women to pursue multi-disciplinary careers that transcend computer science and educational sciences. Careful student-student and student-mentor(s) pairings, as well as opportunities for developing organically- formed partnerships will foster an inclusive academic culture.
Each candidate will receive a $6000 stipend for the ten-week duration. Lodging is provided at Mason dormitories. Meals are also covered at $25/day, and we will also cover some travel expenses to Mason.
If COVID precautions cause us to run the site virtually, we will still support our REU students financially. Please know we take your safety quite seriously, and as much as we'd love to have everyone on campus in person, we will only do so if it is deemed safe enough.
To learn more, see the Projects page.
Follow the instructions here to apply.