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Undergraduate Students

Why do undergraduate research?
Getting involved in research as an undergraduate is a great way to get more out of your education. Through research, you can challenge yourself intellectually, use your creativity to address new questions, and move your learning beyond the classroom. Research can also help you prepare for the future by expanding your knowledge and broadening your perspectives on a career or profession. Students who are active in research as undergraduates are more likely to get into a graduate or professional program, and they are more successful when they do. Also, an honors thesis is required for graduation with honors in psychology. Students can write their thesis using the data they have gathered during their time in the lab. In addition, research involvement can provide credits toward graduation, funds for your education, and strong letters of recommendation.

Why at the Hank Virtual Environments Lab?
Research in our lab is a particularly enriching experience. Faculty and graduate students with diverse expertise work in collaboration, where there are vast opportunities to build on knowledge and skills in cognitive/developmental psychology and/or computer science. If you are a psychology student interested in working in our lab, please e-mail Dr. Jodie Plumert (jodie-plumert@uiowa.edu). If you are a computer science student, please email Dr. Joe Kearney (joe-kearney@uiowa.edu). Include a description of your current and future research plans. Attach your resume.

Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates
http://icru67.wix.com/uiowa-icru

The Dewey Stuit Fund
http://www.clas.uiowa.edu/students/fund/index.shtml 

 


Graduate Students

We welcome inquiries about applying to work in our lab either through the Computer Science PhD program or the Psychology PhD program. Our research program is appropriate for computer science students with interests in graphics, simulation, virtual environments, geometric modeling, human-computer interaction, and computer animation. Students with backgrounds in any of the following areas are especially encouraged to contact us: computer science, computer engineering, applied mathematics, computer aided design. Computer Science students are not expected to have expertise in psychology. For more information please contact Dr. Joe Kearney (joe-kearney@uiowa.edu). Our research program is also appropriate for psychology students with interests ranging from studying perception and action in virtual environments to studying risk factors for pedestrian and cycling injuries. Students with backgrounds in any of the following areas are especially encouraged to contact us: developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, perceptual psychology, cognitive science, and injury prevention. Psychology students are not expected to have expertise in computer science. For more information please contact Dr. Jodie Plumert (jodie-plumert@uiowa.edu).  

Graduate Admissions-Computer Science
https://www.cs.uiowa.edu/graduate-programs/graduate-programs

Graduate Admissions-Psychology
http://www.psychology.uiowa.edu/graduate-program/application-information

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
http://www.clas.uiowa.edu/students/

Graduate Student Senate
http://gss.grad.uiowa.edu/ 

UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
http://obermann.uiowa.edu/

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ 

US Fulbright Program
http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org/ 

WISE
http://www.uiowa.edu/~wise/index.html 

 


Post-doctoral Students

We welcome the opportunity to consider your application for a Postdoctoral position. If you are interested in working in our lab, please e-mail Dr. Jodie Plumert (jodie-plumert@uiowa.edu) with a description of your current and future research plans. Attach your CV.

UI Office of Postdoctoral Scholars
http://postdoc.grad.uiowa.edu/ 

NIH Grants and Fellowships
http://grants.nih.gov/training/index.htm