REUSSA at Texas State University

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
in Software Systems and Analysis

June 3– August 9, 2019

The research experiences for undergraduate students in Software Systems and Analysis is funded by NSF CISE and hosted by Department of Computer Science at Texas State University. There are 10 positions for this 10-week program. The summer 2019 program will start on June 3 and finish on August 9.

The primary objective of this program is to motivate undergraduate students to pursue research careers and instill in them the spirit of innovation via intensive summer research projects in software systems and analysis. Software affects nearly every aspect of our lives and holds the key to many scientific and engineering challenges. As software is increasingly pervasive nowadays, software-related problems have become much more prevalent. This project will study new trends in software systems including mobile software systems, green computing, IoT services, big data and parallel systems. The site emphasizes the participation of a diverse group of students, in particular, women, minorities, first generation and non-traditional students.

The students will spend ten weeks in the summer on site working in groups with supervising faculty member on a cutting edge research project. Students will be assigned to an on-campus dormitory for inclusion in a supportive campus community. Students will be closely mentored on research processes, research ethics, advanced technology development and both written and oral presentation skills. They will also participate in practical professional development activities such as workshops for graduate school application and field trips to industrial laboratories and the entrepreneurship forum. The program will also include a fun social event at the crystal-clear San Marcos River.

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The highlights of our REU experiences are:

  • Students will be given the opportunities to work on research problems with practical applications.
  • Students will work in groups in a scholarly community that consists of mentors and practitioners who can serve as role models and become part of students' virtual support group.
  • Students will participate in a series of field trips and workshops to bridge their transition to graduate programs.
  • Students will be closely mentored on research process and presentation skills that culminated in a public oral presentation at Texas State at the end of each summer.

The key benefits of the program:

  • Working on research projects that will advance the state of art in Software Systems and Analysis
  • Improving future career perspectives
  • Generous stipend ($5000 for 10 weeks)
  • Free on campus housing and $120 per week meal allowance
  • Learning how to write quality research papers and give research presentation
  • Building a network of supporting community for future graduate career