“How do we do this at a distance?!” Results from a cross-program evaluation of remote Research Experiences for Undergraduates sites during COVID19

Presentation by Dr. Erin Dolan

Friday, February 26th at 2 pm EST

Undergraduate research experiences are critical for attracting and preparing the next generation of research scientists. One of the longest standing and most widely recognized forms of support for these experiences are Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). When the COVID19 pandemic caused major disruptions across higher education, 80% of REU sites funded by the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences opted to cancel their 2020 summer programming; 20% – or 25 programs – opted to proceed. These programs collaborated in a common evaluation to identify strengths and areas for improvement of this unprecedented approach to undergraduate research, and to compare the outcomes of remote REUs to those documented for in-person research. This session will describe the results of the common evaluation and highlight program elements that emerged as particularly valuable for students.

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