Apply now for Undergraduate Research Scholarships in STEM Education

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (March 30, 2022) — A unique program at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications from undergraduate students interested in helping with faculty research. Based at the UK College of Education, the scheme provides annual scholarships to eight students interested in STEM education. It is open to undergraduate students from all universities within driving distance of Lexington.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – STEM Education programme, funded by the National Science Foundation, pairs students with faculty members of STEM education at the UK College of Education for one academic year. Together they plan, conduct, analyze, write up and disseminate a research project based on the faculty member’s research journey.

Scholars enroll in a research course for the fall and spring semesters 2022-23 designed specifically for those selected to participate in this program. The fall course will meet weekly, with some classes taking place virtually and others on the UK campus. The Spring Course will meet every two weeks with some meetings taking place virtually.

“This program is ideal for those who want to be competitive for future teaching careers, as it will boost your CV. It is also solid preparation for graduate school if this is a path you are considering after graduation. of your degree,” said partner Molly Fisher. professor of STEM education and principal investigator of the Research Experiences program for undergraduate students.

The time required for each researcher is approximately 15 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters 2022-23. Research Fellows will be paid $7,200 per year and the project will culminate in a fully paid trip to the National Undergraduate Research Conference.

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – STEM Education, Award #1949544.

Go to to find out how to apply. The application deadline is Sunday, April 3, 2022. For more information, contact Fisher at [email protected]

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