Recording available to view at: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_5olu84tx
Summer Research Internships (aka Research Experiences for Undergraduates or REUs) allow undergraduates to be involved in a research project fulltime over the summer and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This provides students a chance to see what graduate school would really be like and to increase their competitiveness for grad admissions and fellowships. Mentoring REU studnets is also an excellent and rewarding experience for graduate students, giving them practice to develop skills they will need later on as faculty members or researchers in labs hosting interns. Are you intrigued but have questions such as are REUs paid? Can international students participate? How can these opportunities be found? When are applications due? Can grad students or postdocs apply as REU mentors? This session will feature students who can share their experiences as REU participants, grad student mentors and faculty who have mentored students and run REU programs who will be able to answer these questions and more.