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The Research-Enriched Academic Challenge program offers the opportunity for SIU Carbondale undergraduate students to work with a faculty member on independent creative activities or research.

Who is eligible to apply for REACH?

  • Degree-seeking undergraduates in all SIU Carbondale majors are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled as a full-time Southern Illinois University Carbondale student with a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Applicants who are enrolled as a full-time SIU Carbondale undergraduate student during at least the fall and spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Applicants who will work closely with a faculty mentor in their area of research/creative interest to plan the project, prepare the application, and carry out the project.
  • Only one application may be submitted per student.
  • Past recipients of this award are not eligible to reapply.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 REACH Students!

  • Jessica Grygus
  • Tyler Bennett
  • Tyler Sons
  • Lindsey Leatherman
  • Katherine Mazdra
  • Grace Lafo
  • Justin Berberich
  • Morgan Brown
  • Cassidy Brunson
  • Wyatt Powers
  • Matthew Blalock
  • Sharvath Kathi
  • Alana Campbell
  • Avinash Khatri
  • India Piro
  • Garrett Williams
  • Kaitlyn Weigand
  • Drew Britton
  • Moran Burmeister
  • Katalina Kuzanga
  • Claire Fettig
  • Savanna Staley
  • Roshni Choundhary
  • Renee Davis
  • Trenton Spencer
  • Daniel Fernandez
  • Francesca Burkett
  • Katlyn Helton
  • Clarice Gonzales
  • Scott Benzinger
  • Samantha Park
  • Audrey Ambrosio
  • Madison Hebert
  • Grace DuRocher
  • Shawn Arreguin
  • Gabriella Aguis