Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium
October 26-27, 2014, Hilton Arlington, Arlington, VA
Nomination Deadline: August 21, 2014
September 6, September 12, 2014
The Council on Undergraduate Research would like to invite you to our fourth Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium to be held October 26-27, 2014 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:
- 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.
- Opportunities to present research work in poster format (Poster dimensions: 30"x40")
- Sessions to learn about NSF funding for graduate study
- Session on career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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 CREUSS student poster session.
Registration: The cost for the conference will be $150 each for student registration and faculty registration plus hotel and travel.
The conference will begin with a Sunday (October 26th) evening reception and plenary session followed by Monday (October 27th) sessions for faculty and students and rotating poster sessions at NSF. We would encourage REUS attendees to consider staying through Tuesday (October 28th) for optional visits to meet your representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., or federal agency program officers.
950 N. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
Room Block Rate: At this time, the room block is full. You may contact the Hilton Arlington directly or reserve a room at a nearby hotel.
Please contact Mary Pat Twomey at firstname.lastname@example.org