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Introduction

An REU student in the SETI program uses a mass balance to weigh a sampleWe hope that this handbook will provide easily accessible information on the steps involved in creating and running an engaging and inclusive REU program, or Research Experiences for Undergraduates. We thank the many people who have generously shared their thoughts and materials over the last decade, and whose insights are reflected in this handbook. We aim to update this handbook regularly with new editions. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us at georeu@ucar.edu. We would love to hear from you!

The GEO REU Handbook

Individual Chapters

  1. What is an REU? [3.3 MB PDF] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center]
  2. Creating an Inclusive REU Application [9 MB PDF] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center]
  3. Recruiting Students for Your REU [5.5 MB PDF] [Also see GEO REU Resource Center]
  4. Selecting a Diverse and Balanced Cohort [5.2 MB PDF]
  5. Logistics and Student Handbooks [5.3 MB PDF]
  6. Mentoring in an REU [5.3 MB PDF] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center]
  7. Team Building and Cohort Development [4.5 MB PDF] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center]
  8. Developing an Anti-Racist REU Program [4.9 MB PDF]
  9. Sexual Harassment Prevention [6.8 MB PDF]
  10. Safety [6.5 MB PDF]
  11. Science Communication Training [6.8 MB PDF] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center]
  12. Career and Professional Development [7.4 MB PDF] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center on résumé writing] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center on virtual professional development]
  13. Ethics and Code of Conduct [4.3 MB PDF] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center]
  14. Evaluating Your REU Program [5.8 MB PDF] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center]
  15. Publishing Education Research [7.8 MB PDF] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center]

Acknowledgements

The content of this handbook reflects years of shared experience, materials, advice, and input from the community of REU sites funded by the National Science Foundation Geosciences (GEO) Directorate, as well as managers of internships hosted by scientific societies, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. This community of practice is truly a remarkable one and we thank the many people who have generously shared their thoughts and materials over the last decade. Many of the materials can be found at the website of the GEO REU Resource Center.

Citation

Sloan, V., & Haacker, R. (Eds.). (2020). GEO REU Handbook: A Guide for Running Inclusive and Engaging Geoscience Research Internship Programs (1st ed.). doi:10.5065/ycba-qw42.