2010 REU Program

2010 REU Symposium Group Photo

We were all gratified to see the number of applications for the 2010 REU program double this year, but it did make it harder to select just eight. Our mentors and REU PIs took the task on with gusto, however, and we were graced with a great group for the 10-week program. Due to the success of the previous year’s symposium, we decided to expand the concept a bit. We reached out to all staff supervising research interns and invited those interns to sign up to present their research. Our eight REU interns presented and nine Field Museum interns outside the REU program also presented. As a result of the larger program, we moved the Saturday symposium to the larger Lecture Hall 2, which was filled on symposium day by enthusiastic Field Museum staff.