Research Experience and Mentoring

The Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) program aims to mentor students from diverse backgrounds to prepare them for careers in STEM-related disciplines. The program recruits high school students, undergraduate students, and teachers in professional development to provide them with skills including communications, scientific writing, and collaboration, while providing a high quality research experience.

Each summer, participants in the REM program are welcomed at UConn Health for research training. Participants learn the basic aspects of research including research problem identification, experimental design, and execution. Our laboratories have researchers at all levels (post-docs, grad students, undergraduate and faculty members) so there is an opportunity to learn from a variety of scientists.

As part of their training, participants attend weekly journal club meetings. These meetings are focused on learning how to discuss a research article and make a research presentation.

The application process for the 2020 Summer REM Program is open for current high school students, undergraduate students, and high school teachers. Please submit your application, resume and cover letter to Dr. Kevin Lo at wlo@uchc.edu. Applicants will be addressed in April 2020.

***Note: The summer REM program is currently suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.***

This program is made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation EFRI Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program.