Research Experience for Undergraduates


Week 1

REU opening ceremony for participants and mentors; Development of daily work schedule with mentors and start on respective research projects.  Lectures: (1) Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (4 hrs); (2) Laboratory safety (1 hr); (3) Scientific literature (2 hrs).

Week 2

Workshop on scientific ethics (1 hr); REU participants' presentation on their perspective research projects.

Week 3

Workshops on career perspectives, graduate school applications/graduate studies, and GRE preparation (4 hrs); Panel discussion with graduate students and faculty members.

Week 4

Frequent student-faculty meetings; Introduction to techniques necessary to address research problem.

Week 5-8

Write introduction and methods section of final report paper; Field trip participants; Participants will update on their progress, Discussion of data analysis and interpretation.

Week 9

Wrap up field work for research; Begin analyses.

Week 10

REU Research Colloquium; Finalize research reports and other deliverables with faculty mentors; Establishment of a REU participant contact information database.