Tentative Schedule of Events

May 23-25

REU Students arrive at OSU

May 26th

REU Begins - Group Breakfast, Tour of Campus, Mentor Presentations, Student Background Presentations, Tour of Cow Creek Facility, Stream Restoration Concepts

May 27th

Professional Development on Hypothesis Testing and Study Design, Conducting Literature Reviews, Faculty/Mentor Meetings

May 28th

Field Trip to Restoration Sites in Illinois River Watershed

May 29th

Special Demonstration of Equipment/Techniques - Electrical Resistivity, Acoustic Doppler Profilers, Fish Shocking, Installation of Shallow Observation Wells, Identifying Riparian Plant Species

May 30th

Communication of Research (Undergraduate journal publication, Signage at the research site, and YouTube videos), Faculty/Mentor Meetings to Initiate Research

June 1st - July 24th

Research Activities with Mentor, Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research Training, Scientific Conferences, Careers, and Graduate Student Opportunities, Special Grants Writing Workshop on National Graduate Fellowships (NSF and US EPA), Weekly Social Gatherings on Thursday Night and Team Meetings on Friday Afternoon

July 27th-28th

Film YouTube Videos on REU Projects

July 29th

Special NSF REU Student Research Symposium

July 30th

Submit Paper for Undergraduate Research Journal