Human Computer Interaction - People - VRAC Virtual Reality Applications Center - VRAC Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program - HCI

Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education - Emerging Interface Technologies (SPIRE-EIT)

REU 2014 Timeline

  • REU 2014 Program Website -
  • Program Dates:  May 27 - August 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline:  February 15, 2014
  • Notifications of acceptance begins  March 3, 2014
  • Declined applicants notified by April 18, 2014
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
    • Be and remain an undergraduate student in good standing.
    • Plan to complete an undergraduate degree program on or after May 2015.
  • Apply Now! - Online Application -

  • Students selected to participate in the program will receive housing, a meal plan and a stipend of $5000 for the summer. The program will also contribute towards their travel.
  • A link to the Online Application will be posted here very soon.


Emerging Interface Technologies

The study of the relationship between humans and increasingly powerful, portable, interconnected and ubiquitous computers has become one of the most rapidly growing and significant fields of technical investigation. Interdisciplinary in the extreme, this emerging field will have an impact on nearly every area of human endeavor. There exists a need to specifically train students in this burgeoning area, and we hold a strong commitment to train students to be the best and the brightest. We feel that involving students in cutting-edge research is the best way to prepare future engineers, scientists, and artists to work at the ever more present interface between humans and computers.

Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education

The program is a ten-week undergraduate internship where students work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams, receive core training, and gain hands-on research experience with emerging interface technologies. Interns accepted into this program receive on-campus housing and a meal plan, as well as a stipend.


Changing minds by changing computers - One interface at a time

Funded by NSF Grant IIS-0552522.