Initial Publication Date: June 14, 2016

Designing Undergraduate Research Programs (e.g., REUs) for Students from Two-year Colleges

Friday November 14, 2014
3-4 PM Eastern| 2-3 PM Central| 1-2 PM Mountain| 12-1 PM Pacific

Conveners: Jan Hodder (University of Oregon), and Heather Macdonald (College of William and Mary)
Presenters : Jude Apple (Western Washington University), Jan Hodder (University of Oregon), Chris Kim (Chapman University), Dean Livelybrooks (University of Oregon), Ann Murkowski (North Seattle College)

Format: Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion. Participants will receive an email with instructions detailing how to log into the event approximately one week prior to the event.
Registration: There is no registration fee, but registration is required for participation. Registration is closed for this event.

Webinar Description

Undergraduate research programs with a significant focus on students from 2YCs can provide rich and rewarding experiences for the participants, but until recently, most such programs (e.g., REUs) have focused on upper-level undergraduate students. This webinar will focus on examples of externally-funded research programs designed for students from community colleges (e.g., REU programs at 4YCs, REU programs at 2YCs, summer research/internship programs) and suggestions for designing effective programs for this group of students. The presenters will describe strategies for recruiting students from 2YCs and discuss how various program elements (from mentoring to research project selection to professional development session and follow-up) might be tailored for community college students. They will share advice gleaned from their experience. During the webinar, we will have time for discussion and questions. We hope you will join us!

Webinar Materials

Watch the Screencastof the webinar.

Chris Kim: REU Site: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Earth and Environmental Sciences (SURFEES) is a summer REU-Site program in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Chapman University that provides opportunities for students from 2YCS to engage in research projects related to earth and environmental issues from the regional to global scale.
Presentation Slides (PowerPoint 11.7MB Nov20 14)

Jan Hodder and Jude Apple: Promoting Research Investigation in the Marine Environment (PRIME) is a summer internship program offered by COSEE - Pacific Partnerships for community college students interested in developing research and outreach skills through hands-on experience working with marine scientists, practitioners, and marine informal educators.
Presentation Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.8MB Nov20 14)

Dean Livelybrooks: Community college at sea: Research experiences for community college students build the STEM pipeline
The CCatSea program places Oregon community college students aboard oceanographic research cruises with the goal of giving them a potentially life-changing experience that they can share with peers on their home community college campuses. In this article from Earth magazine, Dean Livelybrooks (University of Oregon) describes the history and development of the program and its effects on 2YC students. CCatSea builds on the previous UCORE: Catalytic Outreach and Research Experiences program.
Presentation Slides (PowerPoint 38MB Nov20 14)

Ann Murkowski: The Seattle Colleges Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, Marine Science Research in Puget Sound for Community College STEM Students, provides students from regional community colleges the opportunity to conduct research with a variety of agencies and institutions over the course of a year.
Presentation Slides (PowerPoint 3.9MB Nov20 14)