The Center for Children and Families has been selected as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site, beginning in August 2021.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) is a yearlong, 42-week paid internship that will provide 10 historically underrepresented college students with the tools and connections to combine high-quality, developmental research with an empirically driven, community-based outreach program. This REU offers a truly unique research experience through the UTD Center for Children and Families (CCF) given (1) a well-established, empirically-driven community-based outreach program, Play With Me (Juega Conmigo), which serves young children at risk and their parents in North Texas, and which will provide the backbone for engagement in community-based field research and (2) faculty mentors with a strong commitment to undergraduate research training and mentoring the next generation of research scientists.

This Research Experiences for Undergraduates internship program is ONLY for UT Dallas and local community college students.

During their time participating in this REU, students will develop research skills through hands-on experience conducting experimental and observational research with children and families. In addition, they will learn how to disseminate high-quality developmental research to academic audiences and journals as well as parents and caregivers in the broader communities in which we work and reside.

More information on the REU can be found here: