CEWiT is pleased to offer the Emerging Scholars Research Experiences for Undergraduate Women (CEWiT REU-W) program each academic year. The program, which began in 2014, pairs first-year and sophomore women at IU Bloomington with faculty mentors who conduct research that actively engages students with computing and/or technology. 

Members of the 2017-18 REU-W cohort.

Members of the 2017-18 REU-W cohort

During the summer, CEWiT accepts applications from first and second-year women at IU Bloomington for the Emerging Scholars Research Experience for Undergraduate Women (REU-W) program.

Who Can Apply:
First-year and sophomore women at IU Bloomington with little or no research experience.

No Experience?
No Problem! You will learn the skills along the way. As long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn, select projects that interest you, and make the commitment, you will have a great experience.

Program Description:
We will match you with a faculty research project based on your interests. Projects represent many different schools including: College of Arts & Sciences, IU Libraries, Kelley School of Business, School of Art, Architecture, & Design, School of Education, School of Global & International Studies, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, School of Nursing, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, School of Public Health, and University Information Technology Services

Why research in college?

Research enhances: Student researchers report:
  • critical thinking skills 
  • intellectual engagement 
  • communications skills
  • ability to manage projects 
  • overall academic ability
  • better understanding of skills, abilities, and interests
  • better preparation for a career or graduate school
  • intellectual growth and interest in ideas
  • personal growth in attitudes and values

Program Details:
Program begins October 8, 2018 and continues through May 3, 2019. Students receive 5 hours of research course credit for the entire program (3 credits in the fall and 2 credits in the spring, which includes an undergraduate research methods class).

Student Requirements:

  • Attend Fall REU Orientation
  • Conduct 8-10 hours per week
  • Take a spring Research Methods Course
  • Participate in CEWiT's Women's Research Poster Competition

Application Deadline:
Applications are no longer being accepted.  

The list of research projects that are or have been part of the CEWiT REU-W program can be found in the links below:

Below are two videos that feature the CEWiT REU-W program.video-image
REU-W student Miranda Barnett and mentor Liese van Zee are featured in this video, that first appeared on the IUB Provost’s website. Miranda is also featured for her work with the REU-W program in a news article on the IU home page.

This video about REU-W student Kelly McGuinn was featured on the CREST website.