Summer Experiences - College and Professionals

Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU)

The UTCRS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) provides undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to participate in a research-intensive ten-week program. Participants selected for this program will work closely with faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate mentors on selected research projects; students also have the opportunity to make short presentations to mentoring faculty and peers during program meetings. At the end of the program participants are required to create a formal research poster presentation of their results and of their experience at the end of the program, and submit a written, final report describing the results of their research.

Research Experience for Teachers (RET)

The UTCRS will provide K-12 teachers the opportunity to participate in a research-intensive five-week program. Selected applicants for this program will work closely with faculty, students, and staff on current educational research projects, prepare professional presentations, participate in workforce development workshops, and submit a written, final report describing the results of their research. This experience will also serve as professional development in the field of railway safety, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness about careers in transportation among K -12 students. Teachers participating in this program are expected to bring the knowledge they gained to their classrooms in any form of class activity they deem appropriate and beneficial for their students.