Summer 2013 Program:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Week 1
Sun. May 26 -
Mon. May 27
Participants arrive in Gainesville.
Tue. May 28 Campus tour, orientation meeting, and lunch with mentors. Partipants staying at Oakbrook Walk meet at the apartment complex office at 9:30 am. UF student participants meet in NPB 2205 for the orientation meeting at 11:30 am. Lunch with research mentors will start at 12 noon in NPB 2205.
Wed. May 29,
2:00-4:00 pm
Laboratory safety workshop led by Mark Yanchisin, UF Environmental Health and Safety. All REU participants must attend. (Meet in NPB 2205.)
Fri. May 31,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Prof. James Hamlin will give a talk on growing samples and high pressure research followed by a lab tour (NPB 2205).
Sat. June 1,
12 noon
Cook-out at Lake Wauburg North Park. Food and drinks will be provided. Bring your Gator-1 card to allow admission to the park, as well as access to canoes, kayaks, volleyball equipment, etc.
Week 2
Fri. June 7,
1:00-2:30 pm
REU Meeting: Margeaux Johnson and Sara Gonzalez will run a workshop on Responsible STEM Research and the use of the UF libraries for doing literature searches. The web site for this workshop is located here. (Meet in Marston Science Library Room 308.)
Week 3
Wed. June 12,
10:00 am
REU Meeting: REU participants will give a brief (~2 minute) explanation of their project plan (what they will do) and goals. Meet in NPB 2165.
Fri. June 14,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: UF Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET) tour by Dr. Brent Gila. Meet in lobby of New Physics Building at 2:40 pm to walk over to NIMET for the tour at 3:00 pm.
Week 4
Fri. June 21,
all day
NHMFL Field Trip: We will drive up to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory facilities in Tallahassee for a tour and presentations by scientists there and return in the evening.
Week 5
Fri. June 28,
11:00 am-12:30 pm
REU meeting: Visit to the McKnight Brain Institute. Meet in the Physics building lobby at 10:30 am to walk over for the tour at 11:00 am. Prof. Tom Mareci will give a presentation on the physics of magnetic resonance imaging and an introduction to the research being performed at the Brian Institute and a tour of the Brain Institute's magnet facilities.
Week 6
Thur. July 4 Picnic: Joint activity with Materials Science REU.
Week 7
Mon. July 8,
9:00-11:00 am
Communications workshop: First 2-hour session on scientific writing skills, led by Dr. Mickey Schafer, Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication. (NPB 2165).
Important: Bring to this session a description (three or four well-organized paragraphs) of the purpose, plan, and scope of your REU research project. This description, which may eventually form the introduction to your end-of-project report, should be accessible to your non-expert peers. It should be prepared with a word processor (use whatever system you'll employ for preparing your final report) and printed double-spaced. Use of literature citations is optional. Workshop Notes
Fri. July 12,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Prof. Amlan Biswas will give a presentation on applying to graduate school. (Meet in NPB 2205.)
Week 8
Mon. July 15,
9:00-11:00 am
Communications workshop: Second 2-hour session on scientific writing skills (NPB 2165).
TBA Outreach activity: Laboratory tours by REU students for Middle School teachers participating in the U-FUTuRES program. This will also be an opportunity for REU students to learn about STEM teaching and to visit the labs of fellow REU students if they have not already. Refreshments will be provided.
Week 9
Tues. July 23,
1:00-3:00 pm
Communications workshop: First 2-hour session on oral communication skills, led by Dr. Stephanie Webster, Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication. (NPB 2165)
Fri. July 26,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Dr. Erik Deumens, Director of Research Computing at the University of Florida, will give a presentation and tour at the new HiPerGator supercomputing facility at the UF Eastside Campus. We will leave early and car pool to the UF Eastside Campus at 2008 Northeast Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL 32609.
Fri. July 26,
3:00 pm
Deadline for submitting the first version of your end-of-project report. This will be done electronically.
Week 10
Tues. July 30,
1:00-3:00 pm
Communications workshop: Second 2-hour session on oral communication skills. (NPB 2165)
Important: During this session, you will be expected to deliver the introduction to your final presentation. More detailed instructions will be provided during the first session.
Wed. July 31,
1:00 pm
Deadline for submitting final version of end-of-project report. Provide both the original in whatever word processor you are using and a pdf version.
Wed. July 31,
1:00-4:00 pm
Student presentations (NPB 2165)
Thur. Aug. 1,
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Student presentations (NPB 2165)
Fri. Aug. 2,
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Last day of REU program: Exit interviews will be conducted in the morning in NPB 2165 followed by lunch.
Sat. Aug. 3,
Latest check-out time for Oakbrook Walk residences.