Overview of activities for the Cary Institute’s proposed Translational Ecology for Undergraduates REU program, 2011-2015.
Cutting Edge Independent Research
Linking to Policy and Management
Linking to the Public
Linking to Education
Reflective Practice and Training
Ethics Training. Reflective Journaling.
Statistics and Study Design Workshop (Keesing).
Communications Workshop (Quillen, Schlesinger)
Field Exercise – Questions & Hypotheses (Berkowitz)
Case study session I: Introduction (Project Leader and partner)
Theory and Ecology (Pickett)
Presentations of students’ research plans
Case study session II: Panel discussion (invited guests)
Assignment I: Lay friendly paragraph about your research
Training (Education Staff)
Research proposals due
Sharing Science (REU students teach others)
Scientific Presentations Workshop (Strayer)
Forum on Translational Ecology
Case study session III: Follow-up discussion and poster design (Project Leader and partner)
Science Education Roundtable - (Berkowitz, other educators)
Hubbard Brook Field Trip
Data analysis and synthesis
Statistics and data analysis
Assignment II: Lay friendly 1 pager about a colleague’s research.
Future Pathways Discussion - Graduate School & Careers (students, staff)
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Drafts of figures and tables due
Poster on science/society (policy and/or management) linkages in case study issue.
Program book for symposium features edited Assignment IIs
Final paper due (June the following year)