Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

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What do you ASPIRE to be?

  • *Given the current state of affairs on the national and local levels, HERL is planning to offer ASPIRE in a remote format for summer 2021.  Please revisit this page periodically for any changes to program format/status.  

Undergraduates interested in an in-depth summer research experience should consider the American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE) program at HERL. ASPIRE is a ten-week research program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), that focuses on research in the rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology fields.  In addition to full participation in an on-going research project, students write a project paper, develop a poster, and compete in an elevator pitch competition.  The program concludes with Student Symposium where the winners of the best paper, poster, and elevator pitch are recognized.

ASPIRE participants receive a stipend, housing, and laboratory accommodations*.  For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

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