Presenter Information

Tamin Younos, Virginia Tech

Location

Cheatham 317

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

27-3-2010 3:30 PM

End Date

27-3-2010 4:00 PM

Description

This presentation will discuss the importance of udergraduate research as critical component of undergraduate education. Three different undergraduate research activities will be discussed: 1) the Stroubles Creek Watershed Initiative at Virginia Tech; 2) the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) in watershed sciences and engineering at Virginia Tech; and 3) integrating undergraduate research into service‐learning ‐ the Virginia Tech study abroad program in the Dominican Republic. The presentation will discuss merits of these programs and broader impacts on professional and personal growth and attitudes of participating undergraduate researchers. The presentation will also include testimony of 2‐3 students who participated in these programs.

Comments

Citation: Younos, T. 2010. Merits and broader impacts of undergradutae research in water sciences. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Making it Real-General, Paper Number 3. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/MakingIt/3/.

 
Mar 27th, 3:30 PM Mar 27th, 4:00 PM

Merits and Broader Impacts of Undergraduate Research in Water Sciences

Cheatham 317

This presentation will discuss the importance of udergraduate research as critical component of undergraduate education. Three different undergraduate research activities will be discussed: 1) the Stroubles Creek Watershed Initiative at Virginia Tech; 2) the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) in watershed sciences and engineering at Virginia Tech; and 3) integrating undergraduate research into service‐learning ‐ the Virginia Tech study abroad program in the Dominican Republic. The presentation will discuss merits of these programs and broader impacts on professional and personal growth and attitudes of participating undergraduate researchers. The presentation will also include testimony of 2‐3 students who participated in these programs.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/MakingIt/3