These are notes take by Ian Billick. The meeting was for all of NSF, but included some questions relevant to REU programs. The notes are not for the entire meeting, but rather issues abstracted by Ian as being relevant to REU programs.
Hosteling International USA sponsors travel scholarships for young people 18 to 30 years old who would otherwise not have the opportunity to encourage travel to gain cultural insight that builds tolerance.
REU students may receive up to $1,000 in travel reimbursement to attend and present their research at a scientific meeting. Additional funds may be available on a case-by- case basis.
Two BIO REU Leadership Committee Members Receive 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM): John Matsui, University of California, Berkeley, and Julio Soto, San Jose State University