Pack Research Experience Program

The Pack Research Experience Program (PREP) is a research award that directly benefits historically underrepresented and first-generation students with an academic standing of freshman or sophomore. Get paid to work on a research project or creative activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor!

Benefits of participating:

  • Get paid while learning about research.
  • Apply what you learn in the classroom to real issues.
  • Develop skills and knowledge that can help you be a better student.
  • Build a supportive community around you that includes faculty, staff and fellow students.
  • Contribute to a team of researchers that are developing new knowledge.
  • Build experience to apply for other undergraduate research opportunities, the McNair Scholars Program or even graduate school.

Mentors and projects for fall 2022

Applications for these projects are due in the spring of 2022. Visit the PREP student information page for details.

Caesar Andrews

Caesar Andrews

Media ethics and writing

Wenrong Cao

Wenrong Cao

Volcanism and global geography

Grace Chou

Grace Chou - A

Entrepreneurship in Nevada

Grace Chou

Grace Chou - B

University commercialization

Dennis Matthew

Dennis Matthew

Hunger's influence on the brain

Weston Morrow

Weston Morrow

Why do people join the police?

Floriana Petrone

Floriana Petrone

Civil engineering computing

Richard Plotkin

Richard Plotkin

Nearby black holes

Robert Renden

Robert Renden

Bioenergetics of synapses

Ann Weber

Ann Weber

Childhood development in Africa

Hao Xu

Hao Xu

Space exploration robots