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Outcomes Of A Novel Reu Site In Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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June 22, 2008

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June 22, 2008

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June 25, 2008



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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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13.959.1 - 13.959.13



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Adrienne Minerick Mississippi State University

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REFERENCES [1] National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program Solicitation, Accessed 3 December, 2007. [2] Chemistry: Chemical Engineering – The Bonds Between Us Website at Mississippi State University,, Accessed 3 December, 2007. [3] National Science Foundation, “Search for an REU Site,” Accessed 3 December, 2007. [4] Cutlip, Michael B., “Summary of Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Chemical Engineering Students During the Summer of 2007,” Accessed 3 December 2007. [5] Azko Nobel: Eka Chemicals, Inc, plant in Columbus, MS Accessed 3 December 2007. [6] US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center. Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Accessed 3 December 2007.

ADRIENNE R. MINERICK Adrienne Minerick is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University. She received her PhD and M.S. from the University of Notre Dame and B.S. from Michigan Technological University. Since joining MSU, Dr. Minerick has taught the graduate Chemical Engineering Math, Process Controls, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Freshman Seminar, Heat Transfer, and Analytical Microdevice Technology Courses. In addition, she is an NSF CAREER Awaredee, has served as co-PI on an NSF REU site, PI on grants from NSF and DOE, and is the faculty advisor for MSU’s chapter of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). Her research is in medical microdevice diagnostics & dielectrophoresis.

Appendix A Final REU Evaluation Survey, Summer 2007 1. How well do you agree with the following: The REU Bonds program promotes and facilitates teambuilding. a. Strongly Agree b. Agree c. Neutral d. Disagree e. Strongly Disagree 2. I enjoyed having the opportunity to learn from mentors in chemistry and chemical engineering 3. I developed professionally as a result of the REU Bonds Experience. 4. I am well informed about research environments and career options. 5. What did you like most about the professional development aspects of the REU Bonds Program? 6. What did you like least about professional development aspects of the REU Bonds Program and what improvements would you recommend? *Impressions 1 7. Both chemistry and chemical engineering are equally important to chemical research. *Impressions 2 8. I have a fair understanding of what the other discipline involves. *Impressions 3 / Initial Impressions 4 9. I enjoy laboratory research. *Impressions 4 / Initial Impressions 5 10. I am comfortable performing independent research in the laboratory. *Impressions 5 / Initial Impressions 3 11. I prefer collaborative / team environments. *Impressions 6

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Minerick, A. (2008, June), Outcomes Of A Novel Reu Site In Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 10.18260/1-2--4334

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