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The Central Florida Physics Research Exchange Program (PREP) is an internally-operated, cooperative pilot program established between the Physics Departments at the University of Central Florida and participating DirectConnect campuses (College of Central Florida, Daytona State, Eastern Florida State, Lake Sumter, Seminole State, and Valencia). The program provides students enrolled at our partnering 2-year institutions with opportunities to participate in funded 10-week research projects within participating Physics research groups at UCF. Thus far the program has hosted 11 students over two iterations, with another 5 students committed to completing research experiences this summer. Participating students should expect exposure to otherwise inaccessible,  cutting-edge research opportunities across several areas of physics while benefiting  from other direct mentorship and career development activities associated with the program.

PREP-eligible DirectConnect Partnering Institutions.

The current program will run from June 7th through August 13th of 2021.

2018 PREP Participant Cohort. (From left to right): Indiera Ahmad, Luis Rivera, Jillian Gloria, Federico Rivas, & Carlos Borras.

2019 PREP Participant Cohort. (From left to right): Dr. Kaden, Izamarry Baron, Isabella Kastor, Juan Gonzalez, Jorge Aguilar, Lane Camp, and Omar Suarez.