CEWiT is pleased to offer the Emerging Scholars Research Experiences for Undergraduate Women (CEWiT REU-W) program each academic year. This program is administered by CEWiT Faculty Alliance, and sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the College of Arts and Sciences.


The program, which began in 2014, pairs freshmen and sophomore women at IU Bloomington with faculty mentors who conduct research that actively engages students with computing and/or technology. The students conduct 8 to 10 hours of research a week with the faculty mentor, learning hands-on valuable research skills while also earning a $500 scholarship. Additionally, the students take a 2-credit undergraduate research methods class that focuses on continuing to develop research skills, project planning, giving elevator speeches and project progress reports, asking critical questions, designing and critiquing posters, and more. At the end of the spring term, all students also participate in a poster session. Students who submit an accepted proposal to continue their research after the first year will receive an additional $500 scholarship for the next enrolled semester.

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

Applications are accepted for both students and faculty for participation in the CEWiT REU-W program in early fall. Notifications that applications are open will be sent via email. To receive future notices about this program, be sure to sign up for CEWiT's mailing list. Below are two videos that feature the CEWiT REU-W program.


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.