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To be eligible to join HYPER, applicants must:

  • be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • not plan to graduate prior to December 2023
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Women and students from underrepresented minority groups in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

HYPER participants will arrive at UCF’s main campus by the program start date. Participants will commit 40 hours per week to REU activities, including research, professional development seminars and site visits. HYPER participants are disallowed from participating in outside activities (i.e., coursework, internships, co-ops or other service responsibilities).

Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements and are still interested in participating in programs at UCF should send an e-mail to