Pack Research Experience Program

The Pack Research Experience Program (PREP) is a research award that directly benefits underrepresented 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 spring 2022

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

Laura Blume

Laura Blume

Tracking violence against public figures in Central America

Floris van Breugel

Floris van Breugel

Designing autonomous flying robots from insect behavior – Biology

Floris van Breugel

Floris van Breugel

Designing autonomous flying robots from insect behavior – Engineering and Robotics

Rosalind Bucy

Rosalind Bucy

Assessing a collection of Indigenous books

Steven Frese

Steven Frese

Gut microbiomes in preterm infants

Lydia Huerta

Lydia Huerta

Trans migrant women’s experiences accessing aid via digital technologies

Fang Jiang

Fang Jiang

Effects of aging on multisensory temporal processing and postural control

Daniel Joyce

Daniel Joyce

Harmful and helpful lighting

Ezequiel Korin

Ezequiel Korin

Website influence on the Latinx community

Ezequiel Korin

Ezequiel Korin

Ethnic biases for Latinx journalists within newsrooms

Monica Nicolescu

Monica Nicolescu

Human-robot interaction and collaboration

Elizabeth Pringle

Elizabeth Pringle

Plant resource stress impacts on food webs

Andrey Sarantsev

Andrey Sarantsev

Stochastic portfolio theory and stock market valuation

Benjamin Weigler

Benjamin Weigler

Improving technologies and procedures for animal care and a state-of-the-art vivarium