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HCII Seeks Researchers for Summer 2021 Program


screenshot of a virtual meeting on Zoom with dozens of students

Application now available for the 2021 HCII Summer Research Program

Summer 2020 was an unprecedented year for all. The ongoing pandemic prevented us from welcoming our students to Pittsburgh for our usual in-person program. However, we quickly made a new plan and virtually welcomed nearly 40 students for our first ever remote program! We may not know what the future holds in regards to whether the program will be held in-person or remotely in summer 2021, but we do know that we will provide you with a high quality summer research experience.

About the Program

Carnegie Mellon's Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Human-Computer Interaction program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to spend a summer working with some of the world's leading Human-Computer Interaction faculty researchers. Choose from a variety of available research projects at the intersection of psychology, computer science, educational technology and design. Accepted students will work closely with CMU faculty and researchers on research projects with the potential for publication and significant impact on the future practice of the field.

Some of our past summer research students have gone on to join top Ph.D. programs in human-computer interaction, such as those at CMU, Berkeley, and the University of Washington; have published papers in major conferences; have won NSF graduate research fellowships; and have placed in the CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Award and ACM's student research competitions. We are excited to see what you can do!

Program Dates and Information

Details: The 2021 program runs from June 1, 2021 to August 6, 2021 and applicants must commit to the entire summer period. This is a paid position. For more information about the 2021 Summer Research Program, available projects, and more, please visit our Summer Research Program page.

Online Application: Apply to the HCII Summer Research Program 
(If you do not have a Google account, please let us know and we can provide you with an alternative version of the application.)

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by midnight, EST, on Friday, January 15, 2021.

If you have questions about this HCII program, email us.