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A Virtual Workshop Series:  Elements of a GEO REU

The GEO REU PI Network is a supportive community of managers of GEO REU internship programs. We recognize the effort and dedication that goes into running an REU, and we want to help by providing a series of workshops. These workshops were designed for new REU PIs or managers, but all GEO REU managers and staff are welcome. The schedule for fall of 2020 is below. 

In addition, we encourage GEO internship leads and staff to join the GEO REU Email Listserv here.

Schedule for Winter/Spring 2021 Virtual Workshops

Date / Time Activity

Thursday

Jan. 28

11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Selecting a balanced and diverse REU cohort

Thursday

Feb. 11

11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

REU Mentor preparation

Thursday 

Feb. 25

11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Professional development in an REU

Thursday

Mar. 11

11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

REU Cohort building

Thursday

Mar. 25

11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in an REU

Thursday

Apr. 8

11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Anti-harassment /anti-discrimination training in an REU

  • Registration link will be posted later

Thursday

Apr. 22

11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Intentional REU program leadership

 

Schedule for Fall/Winter 2020 Virtual Workshops

Date / Time Activity

Wednesday

Oct. 21

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT

GEO REU Network Introduction and Meet & Greet

  • Short overview of the GEO-REU network and resources
  • Small group breakout rooms with existing members
  • Recording of introduction (21:37)

Wednesday

Nov. 4

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT

 

Creating inclusive applications

  • A presentation on applications, rationale, tips, and traps including biases in application metrics
  • Discussion
  • Small group, offline peer review of each others’ REU applications with debrief at a later date
  • Recording of workshop (38:04) 

Wednesday 

Nov. 18th

*1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT 

 

 

Recruiting and supporting minoritized students

Join us for a panel discussion with Dr. Brenee King and Dr. Sennai Habtes to discuss: 

  • Building collaborations with local/regional community colleges and Minority Serving Institutions 
  • Developing relationships with those faculty
  • Preparing a program that is welcoming

Dr Brenee King, Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OURCI) and Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KS-LSAMP), Kansas State University

Dr Sennai Habtes, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, University of the Virgin Islands

Wednesday

Dec. 2

12:00 pm -1:30 pm MT

 

Structuring your program: creative ideas

  • Panelists will share their creative program structures, which reach beyond the traditional one-to-one mentoring and residential REU model. Discussion will include what worked really well and what was challenging
  • Q&A
  • Breakout rooms available with panelists
  • Recording of panel and Q & A (1:12)