From Friend of the Blog, Henry Neeman:

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in
Applied Research in Health Information Technology
University of Central Arkansas, Department of Computer Science
Applications due Saturday March 24 2012


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 HIT.

Benefits and Highlights

The technology and research skills learned will have general
applicability to research and practice in their future studies.

We provide a close collaboration with our industry partners.

In addition to work on assigned research projects, special field
trips to major local companies and universities will be arranged to
help the students better understand real-life applications.

* Nine-week high-quality applied research program
* Intern with active and experienced research faculty
* Graduate School and career orientation sessions throughout the program
* Students will get trained to do both individual and collaborative research
* Students learn to write quality research papers and present research work

The project provides undergraduate students with competitive
research experience to tackle a variety of significant HIT
problems, in the following areas:

* Image Processing
* Data Mining
* Health Informatics
* Mobile Device Programming
* Software Engineering
* Security and Privacy

Important Dates
* Application Deadline: Saturday March 24, 2012
* Notification of Decision: Friday April 6,2012
* Intention for Participation Due: Wednesday April 11,2012
* Program Dates (9 weeks): May 20 – July 21 2012

* $4,500 stipend
* About $2,000 food/travel allowances
* Hands-on research experience
* Graduate school preparation
* Visits to state-of-the-art facilities labs
* Excursions and weekend outings

* US citizen or permanent resident
* Sophomore or above in CS or related field
* GPA 2.7 or above
* Programming knowledge in Java or C++
* Special welcome to applicants from underrepresented student groups