Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Stories from the REU Injury Science Class of 2018

October 9, 2018
Injury Science REU students
Injury Science REU Class of 2018 with CIRP Training Manager Carol Murray and CIRP Director of Training Tom Seacrist.

In 2011, the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP was honored to be designated a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Our Injury Science REU program not only offers meaningful research experiences to talented students from a wide array of academic institutions, but also ensures that these students receive formal training in research ethics, research methodology, and the presentation of research findings. 

Our Injury Science REU program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in cross-discipline research closely mentored by CIRP scientists. The 10-week summer program is fully paid and offers students networking activities to help them achieve future career goals.

From studying human factors in autonomous vehicles to using virtual reality to improve pedestrian safety, the REU students worked side-by-side with CIRP researchers on a wide range of projects. Several of this year's class also had the opportunity to shadow clinicians at CHOP, one of the nation's top hospitals.

Read their stories here.

Learn more about the Injury Science REU program.


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