REM 2014

Important Dates

  • Application Accepted: CLOSED
  • Acceptance Notification: June 2, 2014

Program Dates

  • University/College Participants
  • June 16, 2014 - August 22, 2014

  • High School Participants
  • July 1, 2014 - August 22, 2014

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the US or its possessions.
  • The selected REM Research Participant (RP) should conduct 10 (or 8 weeks if it is for HS) weeks research in CCNY and complete a research project to be presented at the CCNY student research symposium and national REM conference at Washington, D.C.
  • The following groups are encouraged to apply:
    • underrepresented minorities (African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders);
    • females;
    • veterans enrolled in post-secondary education; or
    • persons with disabilities.


  • Encourage students to pursue STEM careers
  • Provide hands-on exposure to research in the interdisciplinary field of assistive technologies research
  • Improve RP knowledge about the nature of research including ambiguity, evolving understanding, and the open-ended nature of research
  • Develop Research Participants (RPs) inquiry skills including formulating research questions, experimental design, analysis, scientific communication, and envisioning future steps
  • Facilitate mentorship between graduate students, faculty and RPs
  • Build RPs' presentation skills, especially with regard to the presentation of scientific research


  • Stipends
    • High School student: $2800 for 8 weeks of summer research, and one year on the program.
    • University/College/Community College student: $4000 for 10 weeks of summer research and one year on the program.
    • K-12 Teacher: about $6000 for 8 weeks of summer research, and one year on the program.
  • Within the one-year period and possibly beyond, RPs will have opportunities to attend weekly group meeting at CCNY, the Engineering student research symposium at CCNY, and the REM national conference at Washington, D.C., to present their research projects.
  • Support for local travel and networking, based on the availability of funding.

Application Package

Submit application form, resume, and recommendation letters to

Dr. Yuying Gosser at and C.C. to the REM program coordinator, Mr. Wai L. Khoo at