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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.

Hoping to join the GEO REU Community Drop-In Chat?  Join the GEO REU Email Listserv for details.

Schedule for Spring 2021 Virtual Workshops

Date / Time Event

Thursday
Jan. 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Selecting a balanced and diverse REU cohort
Itchung Cheung and Valerie Sloan
Guest: NSF Program Officer, Lisa Rom

Thursday
Feb. 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

REU Mentor preparation
Rebecca Batchelor and Valerie Sloan
 

Thursday 
Feb. 25
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Professional development in an REU
Diane Kim, Jennifer Nocerino, and Lorena Medina Luna
 

Thursday 
Mar. 4th
1:00 - 12:00 pm MT

REU Community Drop-In Chat
An informal discussion 
 

Thursday
Mar. 11
11:00 am - 2:00 pm MT

REU Cohort building
Bridget Smith-Konter, Claire Raftery, Mary Liesegang

Thursday 
Mar. 18th
1:00 - 2:00 pm MT

REU Community Drop-In Chat
An informal discussion

Thursday 
Apr. 1
1:00 - 2:00 pm MT
REU Community Drop-In Chat
An informal discussion

Thursday
Apr. 8
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Postponed

Thursday 
Apr. 15
1:00 - 2:00 pm MT
Anti-harassment/Anti-discrimination Workshop for REU Sites
Register here

Thursday
Apr. 22
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MT

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in an REU: Discussion
Carolyn Brinkworth and Kristen Aponte
Register here

Thursday 
Apr. 29
1:00 - 2:00 pm MT
REU Community Drop-In Chat
An informal discussion
Thursday 
May 6
1:00 - 2:00 pm MT
Intentional REU program leadership: Panel
Reggie Blake, Daphne LaDue, & Rebecca Haacker
Register here

 

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)