This is the schedule for the Summer 2017 Program. The schedule for the Summer 2018 program will be similar, but not identical.
Summer 2017 Program:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Week 1
Sun. May 28 -
Mon. May 29
Participants arrive in Gainesville.
Tue. May 30 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 31,
1:00pm-3:00pm
Laboratory safety workshop led by Mark Yanchisin, UF Environmental Health and Safety. All REU participants must attend. (Meet in NPB 2165.)
Fri. June 2,
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. (Meet in NPB 2165.)
Sat. June 3,
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 9,
1:30 pm
REU Meeting: Prof. Amlan Biswas will give an introduction to lithography followed by a tour of the nanoscience research facility with Dr. Brent Gilla. Meet in NPB 2165.
Week 3
Tue. June 13,
11:00am
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 16,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Prof. Yoonseok Lee will give a research presentation on topological effects in superfluid Helium and other condensed matter systems. Meet in NPB 2165.
Week 4
Mon. June 19,
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.
Fri. June 23,
3:00 pm
REU meeting: Prof. Josephine Allen of Materials Science and Engineering will give a presentation on biomaterials. Meet in NPB 2165.
Week 5
Fri. June 30,
3:00pm
REU meeting: Prof. David Tanner will give a presentation on LIGO and the first observation of gravitational waves. Meet in NPB 2165.
Week 6
Tues. July 4 Holiday
Fri. July 7,
3:00m
REU Meeting: Prof. Tarek Saab will give a presentation on applying to graduate school. Prof. Saab is in charge of graduate admissions for the Physics department. (NPB 2165)
Week 7
Mon. July 10,
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
Wed. July 14,
3:45pm
Outreach activity: Hands on physics demonstrations will be done for entering 10th grade students who are part of the Science Quest summer program run by the UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training. We will plan for this event after the writing workshop on Monday.
Fri. July 14,
3:00m
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 2165)
Week 8
Mon. July 17,
1:00-3:00 pm
Communications workshop: Second 2-hour session on scientific writing skills (NPB 2205).
Fri. July 21,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Prof. Thomas Angelini of Mechanical and Aeorospace Engineering will give a presentation on three dimensional printing with soft materials and other aspects of soft matter physics. (NPB 2165)
Week 9
Mon. July 31,
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 28,
3:00 pm
REU Meeting: Prof. Selman Hershfield will give a workshop on preparing for standardized tests like the Physics GRE and on next steps after the REU program is over. Resources for the Physics GRE will be given out.
Fri. July 28,
3:00 pm
Deadline for submitting the first version of your end-of-project report. This will be done electronically.
Week 10
Mon. July 31,
9:00-11:00 am
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. 2,
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.
Thur. Aug. 3,
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Student presentations (NPB 2205) The times will be scheduled after the communications workshop on Monday. We will not need this entire time slot, and there will be times that the room is open for you to practice if you wish.
Fri. Aug. 4,
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Last day of REU program: Check that final paper and talk are submitted, hand in keys, final paycheck distribution, followed by exit interviews and lunch. Meet in NPB 2165.
Sat. Aug. 5,
noon
Latest check-out time for Oakbrook Walk residences.