GEO REU Handbook

REU students in the BIOS program go scuba diving to collect data

GEO REU Handbook cover: A student leans over a tub of water holding a tray of samples in the waterSloan, 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.

 

INTRODUCTION

We hope that this handbook will provide easily accessible guidance on creating and running an engaging and inclusive REU program, or Research Experience for Undergraduates. The insights in this handbook were generously shared  by members of the GEO REU community over the last decade. We aim to update this handbook regularly with new editions.

 

CONTRIBUTORS

Authors Images & Other Contributions
  • Asher, Pranoti; American Geophysical Union
  • Atchison, Christopher L.; University of Cincinnati
  • Barnes, Timothy; University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Batchelor, Rebecca; University of Colorado Boulder
  • Blake, Reginald; New York City College of Technology
  • Bruno, Barbara C.; University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa
  • Burt, Melissa; Colorado State University
  • Dalbotten, Diana; University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Gold, Anne U.; CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Haacker, Rebecca; National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Hubenthal, Michael; Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
  • LaDue, Daphne; University of Oklahoma
  • Liou-Mark, Janet; New York City College of Technology
  • Marín-Spiotta, Erika; University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Medina Luna, Lorena; National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Mogk, David; Montana State University
  • Morris, Vernon; Arizona State University
  • Nocerino, Jennifer; Geological Society of America
  • Noriega, Gabriela; Southern California Earthquake Center
  • Serrato Marks, Gabriela; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sloan, Valerie; National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Thatcher, Sean; Rutgers University
  • White, Lisa D.; University of California Museum of Paleontology
  • Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (staff)
  • Bishop, Janice; SETI Institute REU
  • Campbell, Lisa; Texas A & M University
  • Conlee, Don; Texas A & M University
  • Dalbotten, Diana; University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Diaz, Andre; Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico
  • Esteban, Sergio; SETI Institute REU
  • Fitzsimmons, Jessica; Texas A & M University
  • Garza, Corey; California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Hubenthal, Michael; Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
  • Konter-Smith, Bridget; University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa
  • Maranda, Lucie; University of Rhode Island
  • Medina Luna, Lorena; National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Myrbo, Amy; University of Minnesota
  • Noriega, Gabriela; Southern California Earthquake Center
  • Pope, Audrey; Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • Sloan, Valerie; National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Tiscareno, Matthew; SETI Institute
  • The SOARS program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • UCAR Center for Science Education
  • Zietlow, Daniel; National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Holzhauer, Vicki; Longmont, Colorado

 

INDIVIDUAL CHAPTER PDFs

  1. What is an REU? [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on REUs]
  2. Creating an Inclusive REU Application [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on applications]
  3. Recruiting Students for Your REU [Also see GEO REU Resource Center entry on recruitment]
  4. Selecting a Diverse and Balanced Cohort
  5. Logistics and Student Handbooks
  6. Mentoring in an REU [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on mentoring]
  7. Team Building and Cohort Development [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on team building]
  8. Developing an Anti-Racist REU Program
  9. Sexual Harassment Prevention
  10. Safety
  11. Science Communication Training [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on science communication]
  12. Career and Professional Development [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on résumé writing] [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on virtual professional development]
  13. Ethics and Code of Conduct [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on ethics]
  14. Evaluating Your REU Program [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on evaluation]
  15. Publishing Education Research [Also see the GEO REU Resource Center entry on published articles]

 

THE GEO REU HANDBOOK

 

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.