FEWS Seminar Series: Why Summer Research & REUs Really Are For You!

Meeting Times: November 15, 22 & 29 and December 6, 2023 at 1pm PT, 4pm ET

This virtual seminar series was for any undergrad who is considering applying for summer research or REUs (research experience for undergrads).  The seminar series was open to all undergrads with minority, BIPOC, women and non-binary students particularly encouraged to attend. A recording and pdf from the first presentation are available below.

Introduction to Summer Research

November 15, 2023. 4-5pm Eastern, 3-4pm Central, 2-3pm Mountain, 1-2pm Pacific

Why Summer Research Programs like the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) Really are for You!

Dr. Diana Dalbotten, University of Minnesota, Director of the REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources

This first seminar will focus on the benefits of summer research, the application process, and resources for finding programs.  See this pdf for the list of resources and links to programs shared during the presentation.

Undergraduate Research Showcase 1

November 22, 2023. 4-5pm Eastern, 3-4pm Central, 2-3pm Mountain, 1-2pm Pacific

Sylvie Alexander, Penn State University
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Unmarked Graves: The Application of GPR to Identify Unmarked Graves at the Jocko Valley Tribal Cemetary on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana

Marco Speier, Purdue University
The Role of Rock Solubility on Knickpoint Formation and Landscape Evolution

Undergraduate Research Showcase 2 and Application Workshop

November 29, 2023. 4-5pm Eastern, 3-4pm Central, 2-3pm Mountain, 1-2pm Pacific

Saheli Patel, Carleton College
Impacts of human-influenced landscape evolution on sedimentation in three lakes on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation

Saheli’s talk will be followed by a workshop on REU applications.  Bring us your questions about your preferred programs and their application process.  We will break into groups facilitated by REU leaders and faculty mentors.

Undergraduate Research Showcase 3

December 6, 2023. 4-5pm Eastern, 3-4pm Central, 2-3pm Mountain, 1-2pm Pacific

Clay Begay, Tohono O’odham Community College and University of Arizona
Mechanisms of Drainage Reorganization Driven by Folded Bedrock Geology

Mateu Porro, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sulfate Exposure’s Influence on Wild Rice Biomass and Germination

The seminar series is co-hosted by:
The Native FEWS Alliance (https://nativefewsalliance.org/),
The Ecological Forecasting Initiative (https://ecoforecast.org/), and
The Geoscience Alliance (https://geosciencealliance.org/).