Running an REU

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This resource page and webinar is intended to inform students about REUs and other summer research opportunities.
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How to prepare mentors for mentoring students in science projects.

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Activities and tools to use in getting students to feel comfortable in their new relationships with peers and mentors.

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Identify the goals of the assessment, develop program evaluations, and get examples and tools for evaluating the program.

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Guide students on including their REU experience in their résumé or CV, for example the work experience and the various types of skills learned.
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Tips and suggestions on how to prepare for an upcoming scientific conference.

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Learn how to prepare a description of your REU, which recruiting strategies to use, and where to post your opportunity online.
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Learn what to include on your REU website, how to create an effective application form, and how to write essay questions that will better inform you about the student.
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A collection of papers, posters, and abstracts on topics related to the research experiences for undergraduates.

REU Community
Get resources, tools, and support from fellow REU leaders and undergraduate research mentors from the GEO REU Community.


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+1 303.497.8622

Mailing Address:
SOARS Center for Higher Education
c/o University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO 80307-3000