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  1. Summer 2012 Intern Programs May 21 – July 27 • ASPIRE/QoLT REU-29 students (7 sponsored by individual investigators) • TIPeD-3 business students (working with 3 REU students) • ELeVATE-4 veterans • Young Scholars (HS internships)-4(?) participants • QoLT Bridge (MS students)-1 participant

  2. Key Events • REU picnic-5/21, noon, Posvar Patio • ELeVATE kickoff meeting-5/24, 4pm, RST • TIPeDkickoff meeting-5/30, 9am, HERL • Career workshop-7/12, noon, HERL • Individual lab symposia-7/23 & 7/24 • Student Research Symposium-7/26 William Pitt Union

  3. REU Interns Expectations • Work schedule • 2 days of absence (sick or personal). Advisors must approve. • Students must complete timecard (via public spreadsheet). • Work on a research project that can be completed over a 8-week (40 hours/week) period. • Expect to help on other projects (unrelated) or tasks. • Attend the orientation, lecture series, career workshop, and field trips • Required vs. optional events • E.g. Subject testing

  4. REU Interns Expectations • REU symposium will be held where the interns will make 90 sec elevator pitch presentations with Q&A • A ~300 word abstract (see handout) • A technical report of their research work is due at the end of the program (3-5 pages) • Follow RESNA format • All interns should submit conference paper • Student support provided • Faculty/graduate mentors can request project supplies • Interns should meet frequently with the faculty/graduate mentors to discuss the project tasks and track progress • Exit interview and survey

  5. 5 Best Practices to Remember Time Clear expectations Independence Encouragement Instruction

  6. Tips for Grad Student Mentors(or Investigators w/o Grad Students) • Prior to start • Prepare and discuss a task list with a time line • Break down the project in smaller tasks • See example • If student needs to learn something new, let them know now • Think about a backup plan when the student is incapable of completing assignments • There may be something that you have done before that the student can do and learn from

  7. Tips for Grad Student Mentors(or Investigators w/o Grad Students) • Schedule a face-to-face meeting at minimum of once a week to review project status and progress • When necessary, discuss and agree together on modifications to the task list and time line • Provide the task list to someone who can oversee the student in your absence • At HERL – Mary or Maria

  8. Timeline

  9. Tips for Grad Student Mentors(or Investigators w/o Grad Students) • First meeting • Help them locate files on shared drive(s) • Show them amenities they have access to or labs where they will be working • Help them to understand your lab environment

  10. Coin program • Students have opportunity to become acquainted with faculty on one on one setting • Lunch OR visit/tour of lab are appropriate • Mentors should cover the expense of lunch & can submit receipts for reimbursement • Student will be awarded coin

  11. Program Details • www.qolt.pitt.edu/under (REU program website) • Calendar on that site and on HERL exchange E&O calendar (once set up) • ‘Mentors’ page • Let us know ASAP if special software is required

  12. Resources https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aq_SE_tacTWSdFFBRTI5MnBHZUJyME9kNTJ2eTRJbUE Example REU plan Example task list Intern expectations NCUR Abstract Suggested conferences

  13. Resources • Craig, Norman C. "The Joys and Trials of Doing Research with Undergraduates." Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 76 Iss. 5 (1999): pp. 595-598. • http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/ed076p595 • Whiteside, Ursula, et al. "Initial Suggestions for Supervising and Mentoring Undergraduate Research Assistants at Large Research Universities." International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Vol. 19 Iss. 3 (2007): pp. 325 - 330. • http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE280.pdf • Koontz, A., Ding, D., Hershberger, M., Cooper, R. “A Model Undergraduate Research Program in Rehabilitation Engineering” Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference on Rehabilitation Engineering (RESNA), Washington, DC, June 2008. • http://web.resna.org/conference/proceedings/2008/Public%20Policy/Koontz.html • Goldberg, M., Pearlman, J. “Technology Innovations for Persons with Disabilities (TIPeD): A Program to Develop Impactful Technologies and Teach Students the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship” Proceedings of the National Collegiate Innovators and Inventors Alliance (NCIIA), San Francisco, March 2012. • http://nciia.org/sites/default/files/features/conference/2012/papers/goldberg-Pearlman-upitt.pdf

  14. Index card activity • Side 1-piece of advice about mentoring • Side 2 • 1-2 sentence descriptor of what your student will be doing this summer • 3 project goals for your student