All meetings were held at the American Center for Physics (ACP).
Wednesday, June 11
Dr. Lopatto's talk, "Student Responses to Undergraduate Research Experiences in Physics" summarized findings from the SURE and SURE II studies for Physics students compared to all SURE and SURE II participants.
2008 REU Conference Index
Thursday, June 12
Patrick Mulvey, AIP statistical research group:
Summary of Undergraduate Research Participation by Physics and Astronomy Degree Recipients of 2006-2007
Discussion: Assessment and Evaluation: What are we measuring? What would we like to measure?
REU Site Directors Panel: "Effective Methods for Increasing Diversity of REU Participants"
- Frank Snowden, University of Minnesota MRSEC REU
- Eileen Sheu, University of Chicago REU
- Keivan Stassun, Vanderbilt University REU
Discussion: How can the program as a whole tap underrepresented groups?
Panel of faculty engaged in research with two year college students
- Anthony Pitucco, Pima Community College and the University of Arizona REU
- Larry Josbeno, Corning Community College
- Graham Peaslee, Hope College
Discussion: Engaging students from two year colleges and younger students in research experiences
Effective Practices Beyond the Lab: Gathering Ideas from Participants
Reporting back and beginning to think about programmatic issues we should address as a community.
Friday, June 13
Discussion: How do we make the collective set of 50 excellent REU sites more than simply the sum of the parts?Closing:
- Wrap up of meeting
- Defining future action