This one-day workshop on Thursday, Sept. 13 in Boulder, Colorado, will cover the critical elements of running an REU.

Topics will include: 

  • The REU calendar (a year in an REU)
  • Creating an inclusive application and website
  • Recruiting students to meet your program goals
  • How to select students: a critical aspect of creating a diverse cohort
  • Finding and preparing mentors
  • Supporting REU project design and management
  • An introduction to program evaluation
  • Supporting students beyond the REU: conferences, grad school, and more


The main workshop is being designed with input from the National Science Foundation, and will go into greater depth on issues of contemporary importance.

Instructors: David Karowe, Diana Dalbotten, Itchung Cheung, Anne Gold, Rebecca Haacker, and Valerie Sloan

Timing: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Thursday, Sept. 13. 

Location: The workshop will be held at the NCAR Foothills Lab, 3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO. 

Travel: Please plan to arrive on the evening of Sept. 12.  The main workshop will run from 8:30 a.m., Fri. Sept. 14 through 8:30 p.m., Sat. Sept. 15.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Valerie Sloan soon to reserve a spot. 

We hope that you will join us!

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