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Abstract Title: A Comparison of Two REU Programs
Abstract: A widely used assessment tool for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs is the Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE). [1]  A comparison of the SURE responses given by summer researchers in physics and biology in 2009 showed a difference on the perceived benefit toward understanding the research process.  In an attempt to understand this difference entrance and exit interviews on the topic were conducted with the students from both a physics and a biology REU program in the summer of 2010.  Both groups also completed the SURE. Analysis of the interview data and the SURE results will be discussed.  The REU programs are supported by grants from NSF: for physics, PHY-0851599 and for biology, DBI-0851835.  
1.  D. Lopatto, Cell Biology Education, 3, 270-277. (2004).
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sytil Murphy
Kansas State University
KSU CW 116
Manhattan, KS 66506
and Co-Presenter(s)
Dean Zollman