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In general the cancellation deadline is thirty days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted.  Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office at cur@cur.org prior to the cancellation deadline will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline. Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge, but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee.

Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the National Office.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium

October 25-26, 2015, Hilton Arlington, Arlington, VA

Nominations Open: July 8-August 18, 2015

Information Needed for Nomination      Nomination Portal  REU Symposium 2014: Full Conference Program


The Council on Undergraduate Research would like to invite you to our fifth Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium to be held October 25-26, 2015 at the Hilton Arlington in Arlington, Virginia. This conference will feature keynote presentations, presentations by students from REU programs in all disciplines, sessions for REU students, faculty, and administrators, and opportunities to present to representatives from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies.  Some planned events include:
For Students
  • Opportunities to present research work in poster format to NSF program officers (Poster dimensions: 30"x40")
  • Sessions to learn about NSF funding for graduate study
  • Session on career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
For Faculty
  • Sessions on timely topics such as: ethics, coordination of REU activities, and recruiting of students for REU programs.
  • Opportunities to meet with NSF program directors and other REU administrators.
  • The chance to meet and recruit talented students from other REU programs for your own graduate programs.
Who should be nominated? Ideal student attendees at this conference will be students who demonstrate the successes of the REU program, as evidenced by broadened participation, encouragement of undergraduates to pursue scientific and technical careers, or outstanding research accomplishments.
Note:  Each REU Site is limited to 1 nomination, either an individual student or a team of students.  A team of students must have worked collaboratively on a research project and be able to present 1 jointly authored poster at the REUS student poster session.
Registration: The cost for the conference will be $150 per meeting attendee.  Lodging and travel cost are not included in the registration fee.
The conference will begin with a Sunday (October 25th) evening plenary session followed by Monday (October 26th) sessions for faculty and students and rotating poster sessions at NSF.
Hotel Information
950 N. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203

The hotel room block is full. Please email studentprograms@cur.org or call 202-783-4810 for a list of hotels in the immediate area.