The GEAR UP Bridging Research and Practice Initiative comprises internships, research projects, and presentations all aimed at promoting scholarship that builds bridges between research and practice.

High school students receive an introduction to practice and research by assisting GEAR UP staff and interns in programming and basic research. As an undergraduate intern you may serve as an assistant to the director, where you receive first-hand exposure to administering a grant and mentorship from graduate students. Graduate students: you may inquire about the Gibbs-Ellis Translational Research Fellowship where you are guided in developing your skills in communicating practical implications of research to practitioners and other non-academics.

We are increasing our capacity to conduct evaluation and research on our services by:

  • Creating a database that tracks participation in programming and skill development for student employees
  • Enhancing existing internships for doctoral students to assist in evaluating the impact of GEAR UP on high school students.

Interested in joining GEAR UP’s research initiatives?  Email Dr. Lumas Helaire.