Accessible Technology Summer Research at Gallaudet University


Gallaudet University is the only university in the world where students live and learn using American Sign Language (ASL) and English. It offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students focusing on accessible information and communications technologies. Participants will be immersed in a collaborative community of practice and be mentored by accessible technology faculty researchers on projects focused on accessible technology for the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Lab activities will be supplemented with weekly research training seminars, invited talks, and professional development workshops.

Participating in an undergraduate research project is a great way to learn a lot about a specific area and to try your hand at a cutting-edge research topic. If you are thinking about graduate school, this is also an excellent opportunity to find out what research is about and to get experience before applying. 

In this program, students will come together to learn about computing research methodologies, participate in active research, and receive professional development training. As a participant in the REU site, you will receive a stipend, room and board, and travel reimbursement.

At a Glance

  • The application for Summer 2024 opens November 2023

  • Program dates: May 20 – July 26, 2024

  • Application deadline: March 1st, 2024 11:59 ET

  • 10-week research experience in accessible technology 

  • Research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students

  • Weekly presentations by researchers

  • Lab tours, seminars, invited talks and graduate school advising

  • $7,000 stipend, housing, meals and travel provided

REU 2024 Application Link

You will conduct mentored research projects related to their advisor’s expertise. You will gain experience in science communication by presenting the results of your project in a manuscript-style research paper and presentation at a university-wide research symposium. Participants attend research seminars and workshops on career skills in science. Students may also have the opportunity to present their research findings at professional conferences.

REU Participants: 2014 – 2023


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Accessible Information and Communications Technologies

SLCC 1125

(202) 651-5085

Monday - Friday
9 - 5

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