Planned Activities for the 2014 REU Program

  • Ten week laboratory research project
  • Welcoming party and extensive orientation
  • Housing in a dorm with students in similar summer research programs
  • Workshops on applying to and interviewing for graduate school
  • GRE prep course (optional)
  • Presentations by invited speakers to discuss careers and future research directions in academia, industry, and government
  • Ethics in Research Workshop
  • Informal discussion of graduate training with current graduate student and postdoc mentors.
  • Journal clubs with graduate students
  • Presentation skills workshop
  • Attend a Durham Bulls baseball game and other social activities
  • End-of-program Symposium for students to present results of their research and featuring a distinguished keynote speaker