Summer 2016 Program:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Week 1
Sun. May 29 -
Mon. May 30
Participants arrive in Gainesville.
Tue. May 31 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.
Fri. June 3,
9:30 am
REU Meeting: Prof. Amlan Biswas will give an introduction to lithography followed by a tour of the nanoscience center (NIMET). Meet in NPB 2205.
Sat. May 30,
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
Tues. June 7,
Laboratory safety workshop led by Mark Yanchisin, UF Environmental Health and Safety. All REU participants must attend. (Meet in NPB 2205.)
Fri. June 5,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Prof. Guido Mueller will give a presentation on LIGO and the first observation of gravitational waves. (Meet in NPB 2205.)
Week 3
Tue. June 14,
REU Meeting: REU students give brief presentation (2 minutes) on their research area and what they will be doing for their summer project. (NPB 2205)
Fri. June 17,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Prof. Joanna Long will give a research presentation and tour of the Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility, AMRIS. (Meet in LG-110 at the Brain Institute.)
Week 4
Fri. June 24,
3:00 pm
REU meeting: Prof. Andrew Maurer of the Department of Neuroscience will give a seminar on using Physics ideas and techniques in neuroscience. (Meet in L1-101 at the Brain Institute.)
Week 5
Fri. July ,
REU meeting: Applying to graduate school panel discussion with Dr. Anne Donnelly, director UF Center for Undergraduate Research and other faculty. (LG-110 at the Brain Institute).
Week 6
Mon. July 4 Holiday
Fri. July 8,
REU Meeting: Prof. Richard Hennig from Materials Science and Engineering will give a presentation on the role of computational tools for materials discovery and design. (NPB 2205)
Week 7
Mon. July 11,
1:00-3:00 pm
Communications workshop: First 2-hour session on scientific writing skills, led by Dr. Mickey Schafer, Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication. (NPB 2205).
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 15,
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 8
Mon. July 18,
1:00-3:00 pm
Communications workshop: Second 2-hour session on scientific writing skills (NPB 2205).
Tues. July 19,
8:00 am
Outreach: REU students will perform Physics demonstrations for approximately 100 high school students on campus as part of the Student Science Training Program. (NPB 1002)
Fri. July 22,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Prof. Andrew Rinzler will give a presentation his work with nanotechnology and the challenges of bringing a product to marketplace. (NPB 2165)
Week 9
Mon. July 25,
2:00-4:00 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 29,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Dr. Luis Colon-Perez will give a presentation on the path from REU student, to graduate student, to postdoctoral researcher and permanent positions. We will also discuss applying for graduate school in this meeting. (Meet in NPB 2165.)
Fri. July 29,
3:00 pm
Deadline for submitting the first version of your end-of-project report. This will be done electronically.
Week 10
Mon. Aug. 1,
2:00-4:00 pm
Communications workshop: Second 2-hour session on oral communication skills. (NPB 2205)
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. Aug. 3,
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. Aug. 3,
1:00-4:00 pm
Student presentations (NPB 2205)
Thur. Aug. 4,
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Student presentations (NPB 2205)
Fri. Aug. 5,
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Last day of REU program: Exit interviews will be conducted in the morning in NPB 2205 followed by lunch.
Sat. Aug. 6,
Latest check-out time for Oakbrook Walk residences.