REAP is a commuter summer STEM program that places talented high school students from groups historically under-represented and underserved in STEM into university research laboratories. REAP apprentices work on a hands-on research project, under the direct supervision of a mentor. UNI REAP-STEM Apprentices will spend 200 hours on campus over a 6-8 week period. The majority of the UNI REAP-STEM Program involves working in a lab with a faculty mentor and UNI student summer researchers. The UNI REAP-STEM students will also get together weekly to share their experiences, build professional skills, learn about STEM careers and higher education opportunities, and more. UNI REAP-STEM Apprenticeships are highly competitive and they are paid. This program is funded by the Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP) and STEM at the University of Northern Iowa. Back to UNI STEM K-12 Opportunities page.
If you would like to work on a specific project, please include the project name or faculty name in your REAP Application in the "What areas of STEM are you most interested in? Why?" Section. Otherwise the UNI REAP team will identify the best match based on your application.