PhD student in English Composition and Applied Linguistics Debbie Goss was recently awarded a fellowship and selected to participate in IUP’s Research Experiences for Summer Scholars Program.
As part of her participation in this program, Goss will assist Matt Vetter (professor of English Composition and Applied Linguistics) with survey design and marketing in a research project titled, “How do Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies Faculty Engage
Wikipedia? A Scaled Survey of Attitudes and Uses.”
The Research Experiences for Summer Scholars (RESS) program affords IUP students a competitive edge by providing a summer program to all IUP undergraduate and graduate students. The RESS is modeled after the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience
for Undergraduates programs. Nationally, REU programs are seen as one of the most valuable summer experiences students can participate in, yet the acceptance rate for most REU programs is only around 3 percent. Through the RESS program, IUP can offer
all IUP students the chance to participate in a cutting-edge experience that links knowledge and skills learned in coursework to real-work research and societal problems.
Find out more about the RESS Program.
Department of English