Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
This paper presents analyses of the impact of different summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs on diverse students from the USA and from India. The study gathered survey data from two different REU programs in two different departments at a research university and from a college-wide and college-funded program for Indian students at the same institution. The data showed how much students’ decision about the related career goals can be impacted by summer undergraduate experiences. Whether the students are national or international was not as impactful as the experience itself. A large majority of students came to favor the graduate education and research, as desired by the common goals of the national and international REU programs. Students credited their learning new research knowledge and skills during the summer for impacting their decision-making toward graduate education and research. The students also noted that these are skills that they would not have acquired at their home institutions.
Richard, J. C., & Yoon, S. Y. (2018, June), Board 122: Impact of Undergraduate Research Experiences on Diverse National and International Undergraduate Researchers Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29902
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