PROGRAM

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

IQ BIO REU is a summer research and student development program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that offers opportunities for undergraduate students from universities and colleges that lack a strong research component and those from groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields. 

For 9 weeks, starting on the first Monday of June, ten (10) students will be immersed in a wide array of high-impact practices including participation in a mentored research project in partnership with faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus (UPR-RP). The program offers training and practice for fluency in quantitative skills, data analysis, and bioinformatics and myriad opportunities for career development.

Program benefits:

  • Mentored research at the vanguard of biological sciences
  • Skill development workshops on the use of statistical and computational tools
  • Workshops on Career Development,┬áResearch Ethics, among others
  • Guided writing activities
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Stipend of $5,175
  • Near-campus housing arranged by the program
  • Reimbursement for travel to and from REU site
Sample itinerary of research-related activities