We are asking your assistance with a short survey. Please read this!

This survey will allow us to evaluate the impact that this REU program has on its participants, and to assess your level of comfort with certain tasks and sense of support. Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may decline to answer any question and you have the right to withdraw from participation at any time. You do not have to answer all of the questions, and anything you tell us will be confidential and anonymous. Your responses will have no impact on your participation in our programs or your eligibility for our scholarships. The survey will take approximately five to ten minutes to complete.

If you have any questions about this survey or survey participants’ rights, you may contact _________________________________________________.


Thank you very much.

* 1. By clicking the “yes” radio button below, you give your consent to participate in this project.

* 2. The term "geosciences" is used broadly here to include the field that you are studying this summer. Using the options on the right, rate your:

  Very little Little Average Strong Very strong
Knowledge of the career opportunities available in the geosciences
Interest in pursuing a career in the geosciences
Confidence in your qualifications for a job in the geosciences
Familiarity with graduate school
Confidence in your ability to succeed in graduate school

* 3. Who or what inspires you in your life?

* 4. What are your plans after getting your degree (select all that apply)

  Very unlikely Unlikely Not sure Likely Very likely
Get a job to earn money/find work using my skills
Volunteer abroad or locally
Work at a non-profit organization
Teach (K-12)
Go to graduate school
Work in industry or consulting (e.g. hydrology)
I don’t know yet/unsure

* 5. What motivates you in your work? Think about factors like deadlines, encouragement, consequences, recognition, autonomy, financial rewards, the work itself, learning, impact, or flexibility, and which ones motivates you to do your best work.

* 6. How many professionals do you know who have a job that you are interested in?

* 7. How well do you know how to . . .

  Not at all Just a little Somewhat Quite well Very well
Develop a scientific study (hypothesis, tests, data analysis....)
Write an abstract
Analyze data and explain the results
Collaborate with a team
Write a scientific report
Give a science talk or presentation

* 8. The level of support I have on decisions about my education and career from the following individual is . . .

  Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor Not applicable
Parent or guardian(s)
Friend(s)
Relative or family friend
Professor or academic advisor
Coach or community leader
Other (please specify)
Thank you so much for filling this out. It will help us to assess the value of this program and help to improve it.

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