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STRONG Kids/HDFS 494 undergraduate research program now accepting applications

Tyler Wolpert
3/31/2017  10:30 am

The Family Resiliency Center is now accepting applications for STRONG Kids/HDFS 494, an undergraduate research program designed to provide students with first-hand experience working as part of a research team as well as to help them develop a working knowledge of the theory and applications of transdisciplinary research. Through the program, students will be provided with an overview of the research program issues; develop oral and written communication skills, data management skills, team building skills, critical thinking skills, and professional work environment skills; and be trained in mixed methods relevant to factors that contribute to child and family health. Additionally, students will identify opportunities and barriers in transdisciplinary team work and can epect to prepare a scientific presentation that reflects the students' knowledge of transdisciplinary science gained through working on one of the program subprojects. 

This two-semester year-long supervised research course is available to students who have sophomore, junior or senior standing for the fall 2017 semester. More information about the program, including application information, can be found at go.illinois.edu/HDFS494. Applications are due by April 21st at 5:00 p.m. Please direct any specific questions to Brenda Koester at bkoester@illinois.edu