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2020 BEST PIC II PAPER WINNER - Developing a Multi-Campus Model for REU Sites

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

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July 19, 2022

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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: 2020 Best PIC and Zone Papers

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13

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10.18260/1-2--36542

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Pamela McLeod Stanford University

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Pamela McLeod is the Education & Outreach Director and Diversity & Inclusion Manager for the Engineering Research Center for Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) at Stanford University. Dr. McLeod earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College. Her professional interests include engineering education, collaborative community development, science communication, and integrating inclusive practices into engineering research enterprises.

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Junko Munakata Marr Colorado School of Mines Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-3705-6265

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Richard G. Luthy Stanford University

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Abstract

BEST PIC II PAPER WINNER

Studies suggest Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs promote persistence in STEM fields, increased interest in graduate school, and development of identity as a researcher for REU participants. While most REU programs operate on a single campus, a growing number offer participants the opportunity to engage in research at geographically distributed campuses united around a common theme. Though logistically challenging, such a program can expand participants’ networks while maintaining a sense of cohort and community, which is important for researcher identity development. The current study investigates the outcomes of an REU Site run across four campuses within the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). Participants to date have been 69% female and 39% from historically underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. Outcomes include participant skill-building, development of researcher identity, pursuit of graduate school, and pursuit of careers in STEM. Assessments include pre- and post-surveys (quantitative and qualitative), as well as longitudinal tracking of participants (n=97 over 7 years). Assessment results suggest this multi-campus site achieves participant-level and program-level impacts commensurate with those attained by single-campus REU Sites.

McLeod, P., & Munakata Marr, J., & Luthy, R. G. (2021, July), 2020 BEST PIC II PAPER WINNER - Developing a Multi-Campus Model for REU Sites Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36542

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