PREP Secures Support from National Science Foundation for Next Three Years

Each summer the Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from around the country who are from segments of the population that have historically been underrepresented in academic psychology — racial and ethnic minorities, low-income status, disabled, and first-generation college student. Beginning with the summer of 2019, PREP will once again be supported by Research Experiences for Undergraduates award from the NSF, which will provide support for eight visiting students during the summers of 2019, 2020, and 2021. The program has a focus on integrating principles and methods of data science into the study of psychology and neuroscience. It features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week), intensive “bootcamps” on technical skills (e.g., Matlab programming and high-throughput computing), faculty presentations, and professional development and networking opportunities.

For more information, contact the director of PREP, Prof. Brad Postle