Session G6: Panel Discussion: Benefits of Undergraduate Research Experiences

8:30 AM–10:18 AM, Sunday, February 14, 2010
Room: Washington 5

Sponsoring Units: FEd AAPT
Chair: Catherine Mader, Hope College

Abstract ID: BAPS.2010.APR.G6.3

Abstract: G6.00003 : Broadening horizons via the off-campus undergraduate research experience in physics

9:06 AM–9:24 AM

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Author:

  Stephen McGuire
    (Southern University and A\&M College)

This presentation focuses on the impact undergraduate research experiences have on a student's choice of graduate fields as well as longer term career paths. So significant has been its success in introducing students to the research culture that the REU has become an integral part of preparation for graduate study. Examples will be taken from off-campus appointments, mainly, involving students from Southern University and A{\&}M College.

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