We would like to evaluate the effectiveness of the REU program at CReSIS. Your answers are anonymous and the information collected will provide us with insights to improve our REU program. (Questions marked with a star require a response)


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* 1. Please rate your knowledge and/or experience in the following areas after participating in the REU program.

  Nothing Little Satisfactory Fair amount Substantial amount
Data collection, interpretation and analysis
Conducting a research study
Finding research articles
Technical and scientific writing
Research presentation preparation
Research presentation skills and Public Speaking
Ethics in science
Reference citations
Conference participation
Graduate school in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields

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* 2. Please select the rating that best describes your current research abilities after participating in the REU program.

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither disagree nor agree Agree Strongly Agree
I am able to use MATLAB to support my research.
I am able to perform supervised research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields).
I can do the lab work for a research project in my field.
I can give an oral presentation about my research.
I am confident in my ability to evaluate the quality of research studies.
I am confident in my ability to design a research study independently.
I find research to be challenging and exciting.
I am confident in my ability to apply statistics to my research.
I am confident in my ability to apply various methodologies to my research.
I am confident in my ability to succeed in graduate school, should I decide to attend.

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* 3. Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements as they relate to your experience in the REU program at CReSIS.

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither disagree nor agree Agree Strongly agree
Improved my ability to complete research
Determined whether graduate school is right for me
Provided me with faculty mentorship
Encouraged me to pursue my own interests
Developed research skills related to my major
Built my confidence in working with faculty members on research
Developed my presentation skills
Increased my chances of getting into graduate school
Socialized with other REU students

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* 4. Please think about your long term academic and career goals, and select the rating that best describes your level of agreement with each statement.

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither disagree nor agree Agree Strongly agree
I would like to finish the undergraduate degree in which I am currently enrolled.
I am thinking about switching to another major.
I would like to find a job after obtaining my bachelor’s degree.
I would like to attend graduate schools in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
I would like to obtain a Master's degree in STEM field.
I would like to obtain a PhD in STEM field.

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* 5. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of the REU program at CReSIS.

  Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neither dissatisfied nor satisfied Satisfied Very satisfied
Interaction with faculty advisor
Interaction with graduate students
Interaction with project staff
Housing arrangements
Your research experiences
Tutorials

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* 6. Would you like to attend CReSIS REU program again, if possible?

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* 7. What were your most positive experiences in the REU program this summer?

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* 8. In what ways did participating in the REU program change or improve your academic or career interests and plans?

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* 9. What parts of the REU Program were least helpful to you? Why?

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* 10. What recommendations would you make to improve this REU program?

Thank you very much for completing this survey. Your answers are both anonymous and very helpful as we evaluate the impact of our CReSIS Educational Outreach Program.

---The CReSIS Education Team

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