Research Experiences for Undergraduates

MDI and the Computer Science Department are co-hosting an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site. This REU Site aims not only to teach students about computer science research but also to help them understand how researchers in other disciplines use computer science algorithms and analytic tools to generate evidence for developing public policy.

2024 REU Cohort Application

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for an 8-week summer research program connecting formal computer science education to real world data science research to public policy decision making. The 2024 Theme is Election Misinformation. This summer’s cohort will focus on emerging misinformation detection using a combination of candidate conversation, survey responses, newspaper articles, social media posts, and search trends in the summer leading up to the 2024 Presidential elections.
Applications due February 4, 2024

learn more about the application

Apollo Callero (He/Him)

Washington State University ’23

Colin Hwang (He/Him)

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art ’24

Lina Laghzaoui (She/Her)

Simmons University ’24

Grace Magny-Fokam (She/Her)

University of Maryland ’23

Bernardo Medeiros (He/Him)

Georgetown College, Computer Science & Government ’24

Tobin Otto (He/Him)

Oberlin College ’25

Adeline Roza (She/Her)

Georgetown University ’24

Eliza Salamon (She/Her)

Cornell University ’24

Mattea Whitlow (She/Her)

Smith College ’25