REU: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Collaborative Data Visualization Applications

8-Weeks, Paid Research

June 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017

REU - Research Experience for Undergraduates

REU – Research Experience for Undergraduates

The program identifies research collaborators with visualization needs and assigns each student to a REU team. Each REU Team consists of a research/science collaborator, a visualization mentor and a visualization REU student. This arrangement fosters collaboration among team members, an appreciation of the visualization process and an understanding of the role visualization plays in discovery and analysis. Research areas of this site include: computer science, genetics and biochemistry, geophysics, sociology, molecular modeling and simulation, inorganic chemistry, social media, parks recreation tourism management, biological sciences and digital humanities. Students will participate in activities as a member of their REU Team, their Research Lab, and their REU cohort thereby creating a rich, multidisciplinary research experience that will include enrichment lectures, excursions and social events.

In addition to the exposure to cutting edge research, students selected to participate will receive a travel stipend for one round trip to and from Clemson, a housing allowance, a bi-weekly stipend to cover living expenses and access to research faculty and cyberinfrastructure resources to help facilitate their success in the program.

Previous REU programs

View projects and experiences of previous REU participants (Former PI, Vetria Byrd).


  • Undergraduate students enrolled in a US University or college in good academic standing, with at least two semesters remaining in their undergraduate program.
  • Interest in visualization from non-technical and technical backgrounds.
  • All majors are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Accepted students must complete the 8-weeks program and all requirements, which includes attending seminars, project reports, presentations, project website updates, etc.
  • Women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Process

This program accepted applications until March 1, 2017. Funding was available for 10 undergraduates.

This REU Site was sponsored by NSF ACI Grant No. 1359223 and was directed and coordinated by Dr Wole Oyekoya.

Applications are now closed and all positions have been filled. We had over 230 applications.

REU Participants 2017

Blessing Leonard
University of Baltimore
Rebecca Butler
Seattle Pacific University
Jacovia Cherry
Clemson University
Andrew Tompkins
Stetson University
Charles Hockaday, Jr.
Elizabeth City State University

Arjun Talpallikar
University of Texas at Austin
Bayley Meyer
Westminster College
Tony Sun
University of Missouri-Columbia
Ryan Canales
Texas A&M University
Jackson Fletcher
Mississippi State University

Final Presentations (Visualization Symposium)

The REU students will be giving the final presentations of their projects on July 28 at Watts Family Innovation Center, Auditorium. Final schedule is available here. Please click on the REU student to read their weekly blog on their projects. Click here to sign up for the final presentation event.