Temple University Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program


Research Experience for Undergraduates
Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


The Temple University REU Program sponsored by the National Science Foundation brings together a diverse group of summer interns to become part of an interdisciplinary team approach to the science of learning. We aim to provide students with a research experience that informs them regarding a wide variety of synergistic activities using different methodologies and populations, all coordinated on achieving the overall goal of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), namely improving spatial learning and, ultimately, STEM learning.

About the Internship:

Our goal is to involve undergraduates in a team approach to science that coordinates basic and translational aims that will have an influence on the next generation of effort in the learning and cognitive sciences. This team approach goes beyond the boundaries of Temple, as SILC involves much cross-institutional collaboration. Summer interns will present their work at the fall All Hands SILC Meeting as a capstone experience, as well as attending a professional experience.

We are currently looking for rising juniors in psychology and other related majors. Interns in our lab will focus on a given research track while seeing each step of the research process. Duties include recruiting participants, assisting in stimuli design and creation, running participants, and coding and analyzing data. Interns will also take part in a spatial and cognitive sciences reading group that will provide a deeper understanding of our research. At the end if the internship, interns will attend a professional conference. There will be a stipend given to those who are accepted.



(1) Applicants are majors in psychology or related fields (2) Applicants must have proficiency in computer skills (3) Applicants must be reliable and able to commit at least 40 hours/week for 8 weeks between June and July 2015.

To apply to the REU Program at Temple University:

If you are interested in participating in the REU internship program, please fill out our application (on our website below) and send the application, a cover letter, and CV/Resume to Justin Long at Justin.long@temple.edu or (215) 204-4261 at Temple main campus.