HIT@UCA: Applied Research In Health Information

Department Of Computer Science
University Of Central Arkansas


Funded by NSF (Award #1062838)

The primary objective REU is to encourage talented undergraduate students to pursue graduate study and research careers in computer science by providing them a competitive research experience.

This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project is a nine week program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. Ten undergraduate students will be selected to participate in this program, to conduct research with active and experienced research faculty.

The students will have the opportunity to interact with computer scientists, medical physicists, and industry personnel. The students will be able to work alongside faculty and graduate students on cutting edge research in Computational Sciences related to Health Information Technology.

We invite interested students and their faculty mentor to browse through this site and consider applying for these positions.

Flyer for REU 2013 Site at UCA:     JPG

Important Dates

Application deadline (Link)

April 9th, 2013 (Flyer)

Notification of Applicants

April 16th, 2013

Written intention for participation due

April 19th, 2013

Program Dates

May 12th 2013 to July 12th, 2013





$4,500 Stipend

US citizens or Permanent residents

About $2,000  food/travel allowances

Sophomore or above in CS / related field

Hands on Research Experience

GPA 2.7 or above

Graduate School preparation

Programming knowledge in Java or C++

Visits to state-of-the art facilities / labs;

Excursions and weekend outings

Special welcome to applicants from underrepresented student groups