HCII Seeks Applicants for Summer 2022 Program

November 15, 2021
virtual group photo of the summer '21 students on zoom


Application now available for the 2022 Summer Research Program with HCII

About the Program

Carnegie Mellon's Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Human-Computer Interaction program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to spend a summer working with some of the world's leading human-computer interaction faculty and researchers.

We have more than 25 interdisciplinary research projects to choose from this year at the intersection of psychology, computer science, design, educational games and technologies, and language technologies. Students apply for the specific projects that interest them and will indicate their top 3 choices in their application. Accepted students will work closely with CMU faculty and researchers through the summer on one research project with the potential for publication and significant impact on the future practice of the field.

Some of our past summer research students have gone on to join top Ph.D. programs in human-computer interaction, such as those at CMU, Berkeley, and the University of Washington; have published papers in major conferences; have won NSF graduate research fellowships; and have placed in the CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Award and ACM's student research competitions. We are excited to see what you can do!


Program Dates, Information and Location

The 2022 program runs from May 31, 2022 to August 5, 2022 and applicants must commit to the entire summer period. This is a paid position. For more information about the 2022 Summer Research Program, available projects, and more, please visit our program page.

The ongoing pandemic prevented us from welcoming students to Pittsburgh for an in-person program last summer, but we adapted. For the second summer in a row, we virtually welcomed nearly 40 students to an online version of this research program. Although we do not yet know what the future holds for the location of the summer 2022 program, we do know that we have experience with both in-person and online formats, and we will provide our students with a high quality summer research experience.


Online Application

Apply now to the HCII Summer Research Program 
(If you do not have a Google account, please let us know and we can provide you with an alternative version of the application.)


Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by 11:59PM EST, on Sunday, January 16, 2022. If you have questions, please hcii-reu [at] andrew.cmu.edu (email us)


Brad Myers presents on the history of HCI during an REU luncheon