Faculty: Will you Mentor a New Researcher?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Faculty are invited to mentor a novice undergraduate student in research as part of the CEWiT Emerging Scholars Research Experience for Undergraduate Women (CEWiT REU-W). To be eligible, submitted faculty research projects in this program must actively engage students with computing and/or technology.

Mentors will receive $500 for their research accounts.


Program Details

  • Program begins October 8, 2018 and ends May 3, 2019.
  • Students receive 5 hours of research course credit for the entire program (2 credits in the fall and 3 credits in the spring, which includes a research methods class).
  • Students compete in the spring campus-wide CEWiT Poster Competition.
  • Student participants have little or no prior research experience.

Mentor Requirements

  • Provide student with 8-10 hours of work/tasks per week on research project.
    • Set weekly goals/tasks for your student.
    • Meet face-to-face once per week and maintain communication with your student regarding progress throughout the program.
  • Work with student to complete her end of semester reports due 5pm, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 and Friday, April 26, 2019.
  • Support your student in her research poster creation for competition on Friday, April 12, 2019.
  • Involve the student with creative or innovative use of technology or computing.
  • Attend Fall REU Orientation for new faculty mentors, if applicable.

Act quickly! The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 10, 2018.