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Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium

October 22-23, 2017, Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA

Nominations will be open July 6-September 6, 2017

The Council on Undergraduate Research would like to invite you to the seventh Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium to be held October 22-23, 2017, at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. Be a part of this event of CUR---one of the inaugural groups to work with the National Science Foundation at its new location in Alexandria.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Present their research via poster session to program officers, faculty, and one another (poster dimensions: 30"x40")
  • Attend a graduate school recruitment fair
  • Participate in professional development workshops

Faculty will have the opportunity to:

  • Schedule meetings with their program officers
  • Represent their department or university at the graduate school recruitment fair
  • Access to a faculty-only happy hour
  • Participate in professional development workshops tailored to REU programs

Each REU Site PI may nominate ONE undergraduate from his or her program. This will be a competitive event, and notifications of acceptance will be issued in September. The REU Site or student’s home institution will be responsible for covering registration, hotel, and travel expenses. 

Information Needed for Nomination  Nomination PortalREU Symposium 2016:Full Conference Program 
REU Symposium 2015: Full Conference Program
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.
Hotel Information:

Location: The Westin, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314

CUR Rate: $219/night

Reservations: Detailed information on reserving your room will be sent on September 20th, 2017 along with acceptance emails.


Questions about the event? Please email Lindsey Thomas, manager for student programs
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