Thank you. You are presumably a past student in the NNIN/NNUN nanotechnology REU program. We have been conducting our program for almost 20 years old now and we have over 1100 alumni. Questions are always raised about the efficacy of REU type programs. You are a unique population- one of 1100 participants in one of the largest and longest continuously running REU programs. So we are curious about your final career outcome and any effect your REU experience may have had on it. For most of you it has been more than 4 years since you participated in REU, so you should be well on your way down your final career path. We would just like to know how and what you are doing. Thank you for your help. The National Science Foundation is really interested in this program assessment as there is very little comparative data.
Please leave your current contact information. I promise we wont use it for anything other than possibly to send you information about this study and the NNIN REU program.
If you would like to share a paragraph or so about your current postition with others, please send an email to Melanie ( email@example.com) and we will put it in the next REU research accomplishments in our "history" section. thanks again.
Update: We just finished the annual REU Convocation, held this year at Cornell. This is the last under the NNIN banner, as NNIN is coming to a close. A new network, NNCI, is being formed which will replace NNIN. We hope that it will continue the network REU program.
Anyway, please help us evaluate our program by completing this brief survey.
NNIN Program Manager