CISE REU Common Application: Iowa State's SPIRE-EIT REU Summer 2022
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs support active research participation by undergraduate students in Computing, Information Science, and Engineering (CISE) areas of research that are funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This program provides educational opportunities for Undergraduate Students. This program provides indirect funding for undergraduate students to participate in research. The application form is a common application form used by universities with National Science Foundation sponsored REU programs. Our University's program supports this activity.

Accepting applications: October 1, 2021

Application deadline: December 31, 2021, or until all positions are filled.

STEP 1: As an applicant, you will be asked to complete the following application in consideration of your candidacy for the REU program.

STEP 2: Submit a current resume and transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to

STEP 3: Provide your references with the email address to submit letters of recommendation. Please give your references plenty of notice so that they can submit their letters to us by December 31 or sooner.

STEP 4: Notification of acceptance information is included on the REU Site web page.

NOTE: Applications without this form, the transcript, and two reference letters will not be reviewed.

Upon completion of this application, you will be directed back to the REU Site web page.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States; be and remain an undergraduate student in good standing; plan to complete an undergraduate degree program.

Your application information will be reviewed by the Faculty member(s) managing the REU Site to which you apply in consideration of your candidacy. An additional Evaluator will compile aggregate application information anonymously for general reporting purposes to the National Science Foundation, and may be used in future publications to describe REU applicant pool demographic information anonymously. Any information about your application, including your identity, is completely confidential. All reports or publications will ensure anonymity of the application information. The following steps will be taken to ensure this confidentiality: A unique code will be generated to label your information. The relationship between this code and your identifying information will be kept strictly confidential. When reporting applicant pool information, care will be taken to ensure that no individual's response can be identified. All information will be stored in a secure offline database, with no names associated with the data.

I have read the information in this consent form. I have had the chance to ask questions about the application information sharing, and those questions have been answered to my satisfaction. My completion of this application form is consent for my information to be anonymously pooled with all REU applicant information.

The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Personal information is used for descriptive purposes only and not in consideration of eligibility.
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First Name *
Middle Name *
Last Name *
School Email Address (This will be your primary contact email.) *
Non-School Email Address
Current Street Address *
Current City, State, Zip Code *
Permanent Street Address *
Permanent City, State, Zip Code *
Permanent Phone Number *
I am a *
My state of residency is *
How did you hear about the REU program *
Current Education Classification *
Current Major *
Current Minor (if applicable)
Overall GPA *
GPA in Major
Total Number of Credit Hours Earned to Date *
Expected Graduation Month *
from your current program of study
Expected Graduation Year *
from your current program of study
The College/University You Currently Attend *
List All Extracurricular Activities in Undergraduate Education *
List All Academic Awards & Honors *
List Professional, Academic Association, or Club Memberships *
Indicate any offices held with dates, and dates of memberships
List All Math, Computing & Technology-Related Courses Taken To Date *
indicate year enrolled
List All Programming Languages Known *
Have you had any co-op or internship experience? *
If you have had co-op or internship experience, please describe briefly.
You may paste from your resume.
If selected for the REU program, would you consider continuing your research during the academic year? *
If you have had prior formal REU experience, please describe briefly.
Indicate the institution, dates, and nature of work
Please indicate the number of formal REU experiences that you have applied to or plan to apply to this year. *
You were paid a stipend, as in the REU, DREU, McNair, etc. programs; this is for informational purposes only and not a criterion
I am considering attending graduate school. *
I want to work in industry after I graduate. *
I want to work in academia after I graduate. *
Have you enrolled in/taken any graduate level courses? *
If you are considering graduate school, what degree are you most interested in pursuing? *
If you are considering graduate school, please list the programs you are considering.
E.g. Computer Science, Bioinformatics, etc.
If you are considering graduate school, please list the institutions you are considering.
E.g. the university names
Please write a brief essay (150-300 words) describing why you want to learn more about emerging interfaces at Iowa State University. E.g., what are you passionate about? What have your experiences with emerging technologies been? *
You might write this in a word processor and spell check there and then copy/paste here.
Please write a second brief essay (150-300 words) describing how your skills would benefit a team performing a research project on emerging technologies within a short time span. *
You might write this in a word processor and spell check there and then copy/paste here.
The information below is for descriptive informational purposes only and is not criteria for eligibility.
Are you the first person in your family to attend college? *
I have an immediate family member involved in research. *
I have another family member involved in research. *
I know adults (other than faculty at my college/university) who are involved in research. *
I have friends who are involved in research. *
When were you first interested in computing/technology? *
Personal Information
This information is used only for descriptive information purposes and is not criteria for eligibility.
Date of Birth *
Please use this format: 11/9/90
Gender *
Ethnicity (National Science Foundation categories) *
Do you have a documented disability? *
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