Research Recruits

The Research Recruits program is a two-semester undergraduate research or creative experience with a Kean faculty member. This is an opportunity to learn about research at the discovery and inquiry level by joining a student-faculty research team. It is an entry-level position, with no prior research experience required. Interested freshmen, sophomores, and first-semester transfer students are especially encouraged to apply.

Research Recruits are matched with Peer Advisors  who are upper-level undergraduate students with significant research experience. Peer Advisors serve as guides for the Research Recruits and liaisons with the faculty research mentors.

Research Recruit applicants must possess good written and oral communication skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work in teams. Students are expected to work a minimum of 5-10 hours per week on their project. Students who complete their research experiences will be expected to participate in Kean Research Days in April, with the opportunity to present their findings to the Kean University community.

See the descriptions of open projects below for additional project-specific requirements.

NOTE: For AY17-18, Research Recruits is only open to FWS-eligible students. For questions, contact the CURF office. To apply to an open position contact the FWS office.

OPEN PROJECTS

Architecture:                    

Applicants must have the ability to use drafting and design software, must have had AutoCAD taught to them in high school (or other instruction) and must have completed Research & Technology (GE2021). Ideal start date September 15, 2017.

Computer Science:        

Applicants must have completed Data Structure (CPS2232) and Discrete Structures (MATH2110).

English                                

Applicants must have completed American Literature to 1860 (ENG2220) and have an interest in nineteenth-century American literature in general and Edgar Allan Poe in particular.

Environmental &

Applicants must have completed Research & Technology (GE2021 or GE2024)

Sustainability Sciences: (3) projects

Applicants will be assigned to one of three projects.

History:                               

Applicants must possess basic historical research skills. Computer and/or design skills are desirable but not required. Applicants must have completed Research & Technology (GE2021) and at least 6 hours in history at Kean.

Management: (2) projects               

Applicants must possess basic statistical analysis skills. Applicants must have

completed Research & Technology (GE2021) and Business and Professional Writing (ENG3090).

Applicants must possess basic statistical analysis skills. Applicants must have completed Research & Technology (GE2021) and Business Statistics and Applications (MGS2150)

PERH: (2) projects                                    

Applicants must possess basic Word, Excel and statistical analysis skills.

Applicants must complete the online Human Subjects Research training provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training program (CITI). (Note that this training can be completed after hiring.)

Applicants must have completed Research & Technology (GE2021). Applicants do not need to be a PERH major but should have a general interest in promoting health and wellness, especially in marginalized populations and with people with disabilities.

Psychology: (2) Projects                        

Applicants must possess a desire to learn and apply basic statistical analysis skills. Applicants must have completed Research & Technology (GE2021) and PSY2000. Ideal start date September, 2017.

This is a research opportunity for a Kean Ocean student. Applicants must have completed Research & Technology (GE2021) and a minimum of 24 credits at Kean Ocean.

Contact Info

Townsend Hall, 130

T: 908.737.3461

F: 908.737.3369