NSF BIO REU Workshop Agenda

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Holiday Inn Rosslyn
Arlington, Virginia
Aprial 12 - 14, 2012


Thursday, April 12
1:00PM - 5:00PM REGISTRATION AND BADGE PICKUP (Promenade)
4:30PM - 5:00PM POSTER SET UP (Shenandoah)
5:00PM - 6:00PM POSTER SESSION
7:00PM - 8:45PM DINNER (Vantage Point Rooftop Restaurant)
   Working Dinner
   “Best practices in recruiting, training, supporting and rewarding mentors”

Friday, April 13
7:30AM - 8:30AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Rosslyn Ballroom)
8:30AM - 9:00AM WELCOME AND MEETING GOALS
   Janet Branchaw (Leadership Committee Chair-Elect)
   Sally O'Connor, NSF BIO/DBI Program Director
   Judy Verbeke, NSF BIO/DBI Division Director
9:00AM - 9:15AM SUMMARY OF PRE-MEETING SURVEY
9:15AM - 10:45AM PLENARY SESSION 1
   NSF BIO REU Assessment - Sally O'Connor (NSF)
   BIO REU Common Assessment Tool - Janet Branchaw (U Wisc.), Julio Soto (San Jose State U.)
   and Tim Weston (URSSA)
   Complimentary Assessment Tools - Alan Berkowitz (Cary Inst.)
10:45AM - 11:00AM INSTRUCTIONS ON BREAKOUT SESSIONS & AM BREAK (Beverages and Light Snacks)
11:00AM - 12:00PM BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Assessment, tracking and reporting
   Assessment 101 for new PIs
   Using the common assessment tool
   Modifying the common assessment tool
   Tracking participants
   Documenting REU success and impacts
12:00PM - 12:45PM BREAKOUT 1 REPORTING and NETWORKING LUNCH (Box Lunch Provided)
12:45PM - 2:30PM PLENARY SESSION 2: Enhancing the Undegraduate Research Experience
   Opportunities for Broadening Participation - Camellia Okpodu (Norfolk State U.)
   International Experiences - Bob Powell(Avila U.)
   Cross-disciplinary REU Experiences - Robyn Hannigan (UMass Boston)
2:30PM - 2:45PM PM BREAK (Beverages and Light Snack)
2:45PM - 4:15PM BREAKOUT SESSION 2: “Enhancing and Sustaining an REU Program”
   Enhancing and Supplements (International, Repeat Students, Teachers, H.S. Students)
   Institutional Support
   Opportunities for Broadening Participation
   Recruiting and Rewarding Mentors
4:15PM - 4:30PM RETURN TO LARGE GROUP
4:30PM - 5:45PM BREAKOUT 2 REPORTING AND DISCUSSION
5:45PM - 6:00PM ANNOUNCEMENTS
6:00PM ADJOURN FOR DAY (Dinner on your own)

Saturday, April 14
7:30AM - 8:30AM HOT BREAKFAST (Vantage Point Rooftop Restaurant)
8:30AM - 9:15AM PLENARY SESSION 3: Responsible Conduct of Research
   Inventory of Science Ethics Training Tools - Marty Matlock (U Ark)
   Teaching Ethics - John Pijanowski (U Ark)
9:15AM - 9:30AM AM BREAK (Beverages and Light Snacks)
9:30AM - 11:00AM BREAKOUT SESSION 3: Science Ethics, Recruiting Students and Mentors
   Common Application Tool
   Responsible Conduct in Research
   Training Younger (freshman/sophomore) Students
   REU Student Training/Involvement in Communicating Science to the Public
   Avoiding "Burnout" in a Long-term REU Site
11:00AM - 11:15AM RETURN TO LARGE GROUP
11:15AM - 12:15PM BREAKOUT SESSION 3 REPORTING and DISCUSSION
12:15PM - 12:30PM FINAL REMARKS
12:30PM MEETING ADJOURNED





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