Activity Start Date
May 31, 2013
Target Completion Date
August 2, 2013
In my own lab and through REU site, I have recruited several women (undergraduate and graduate) to participate in research. The goal is to interest them in continuing (or succeeding) in grad school.
Progress On Activity
We have recruited six undergraduate women to REU Mass for this summer.
This is the sixth year of our REU site. We have learned several things about women and URM students: - Need to create strong relationships within cohort - Need to provide continuing interactions after site (via Facebook) - Need to network REU students with local women graduate students and faculty - Women entering the program are less sure about grad school, but almost all who participated have gone on to PhD programs