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2008 REU Schedule

 

Date

Time

Presenter

Topic

Place

Assignments due

Tues, May 27

Students Arrive

 

 

 

 

Wed, May 28

9:00-11:00

Becky Beresic-Perrins & Raena Cota

Introduction

Wilson Conf. Room

 

 

12:30-2:00

Welcome Picnic

 

Kiwanis Park

 

Thurs, May 29

8:00-1:00

Research

For students of Propper, Scott, Ayers, Shuster, Shannon

Mentorís Lab

 

 

9:00-11:00

Chrystal Redding

For students of Gibb, Slobodchikoff, Balda

Animal Annex

BLDG 21B

 

 

11:00-1:00

Research

For students of Gibb, Slobodchikoff, Balda

Mentorís Lab

 

 

1:00-3:00

Larry MacPhee

Vista training- All students

Gammage 3rd Floor- E-learning

 

 

3:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Fri, May 30

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Week 1

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, June 2

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Tues, June 3

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:00-1:00

Joe Shannon

Wildfires and Stream Community Structure

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

1:00-2:00

Emma Benenati

Science in Grand Canyon National Park: An overview

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-3:00

Alice Gibb

Evolution of behavior: suction feeding in bony fishes

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 1-

Wed, June 4

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Thurs, June 5

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:30-2:00

Con Slobodchikoff

The politics of science.

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-3:00

Con Slobodchikoff

Communication in prairie dogs.

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

8:00-10:00

Astronomy REU

Night sky viewing

NAU telescope

 

Fri, June 6

7:00-7:00

Jo Shannon & Emma Benenati

Lab visit 1 - Trip to Leeís Ferry

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 1 due

Week 2

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, June 9

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Tues, June 10

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:00-1:00

Symposium

Paper Discussion #1- Scott

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

1:00-2:00

Randy Scott

Systematics/population 
biology/hybridization
 

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 2-

 

2:00-3:00

Randy Scott

TBA

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

Wed, June 11

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Thurs, June 12

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:30-1:00

Symposium

Paper Discussion #2- Ayers

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

1:00-2:00

Chrystal Redding

Animal Use Committee

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-3:00

Tina Ayers

Use of Molecular Techniques in Conservation Biology

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

3:00-4:00

Tina Ayers

C. Hart Merriamís Life Zone Concept and the San Fran Peaks

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 3-

Fri, June 13

8:00 Ė 5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

Writing Assignment 2 due

Sat, June 14

7:00 Ė 5:00

Tina Ayers

Lab visit 2 Ė Hike up Humphreys

 

 

Week 3

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, June 16

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Tues, June 17

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:00-1:00

Symposium

Paper Discussion #3 Ė Propper

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

1:00-2:00

Cathy Propper

Behavioral Endocrinology

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 3 due

 

2:00-3:00

Cathy Propper

Endocrine Disruption of Behavior and Development

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 4

Wed, June 18

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Thurs, June 19

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:30-2:00

Symposium

Paper Discussion #4- Gibb  

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-3:00

Tom Carpenter

Applying for Graduate School

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

3:00-4:00

 

 

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

Fri, June 20

8:00-5:00

Con Slobodchikoff

Lab Visit 3- Prairie dog colony

Meet in BS 344

Writing Assignment 4 due

Week 4

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, June 23

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Tues, June 24

8:00-2:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

2:00-4:00

Stephen Shuster

Measuring Sexual Selection 1-2

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 5-

Wed, June 25

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Thurs, June 26

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

Peer review of assignment 4

 

12:30-2:00

Symposium

Paper Discussion #5- Slobodchikoff

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-3:00

Tina Ayers

Rarity and Endemism

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 5

 

3:00-4:00

Randy Scott

TBA

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

Fri, June 27

Sat, June 28

8:00 -5:00

Tina Ayers and Randy Scott

Lab visit 4- Overnight camping at Havasupai Point- Grand Canyon

Field

 

Week 5

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, June 30

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

Introductions to Posters

Tues, July 1

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:00-2:00

Russ Benford

What is science?

 

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 5due

 

2:00-3:00

Stephen Shuster

Statistics

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

Wed, July 2

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Thurs, July 3

8:00 12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

Peer review of Assignment 5

 

12:30-2:00

Symposium

Results Summary #1:

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-3:00

Stephen Shuster

Statistics

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

Fri, July 4

DAY OFF

Fireworks!!!

 

 

 

Week 6

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, July 7

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Tues, July 8

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:00-1:00

Paper Discussion #5

 Slobodchikoff

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

1:00-2:00

Bobbie Ursin

Grant writing

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-3:00

Gateway

CV writing

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

3:00-4:00

Stephen Shuster

Statistics

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

Wed, July 9

8:00-5:00

Research

Research

Mentorís Lab

 

Thurs, July 10

8:00-12:00

Research

Research

Mentorís Lab

Peer reviews of poster introductions

 

12:30-2:00

Symposium

Results Summary #2:

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-3:00

Gery Allen

Molecular Techniques and EnGenn

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

Fri, July 11

8:00-5:00

Cathy Propper

Lab visit 5 Ė Rio de Flag waste water facility

Field

 

Week 7

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, July 14

8:00-5:00

Research

 

 

 

Tues, July 15

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

1:00-2:00

Kitty Gehring

Responsible Research Conduct

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-3:00

Alice Gibb

Development of behavior:
escape responses in bony fishes

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

Wed, July 16

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Thurs, July 17

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:30-2:00

Symposium

Results Summary #3:

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

2:00-4:00

Russ Benford

Molecular techniques for investigating behavior

 

Physical Sciences Rm 111

Writing Assignment 6-

Fri, July 18

8:00-5:00

Alice Gibb

Lab visit 6 Ė Peach Springs Fish Hatchery

Field

 

Week 8

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, July 21

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

Writing Assignment 6 due

Tues, July 22

TBA

Becky Beresic-Perrins

Montezuma Well/ Castle

Field

 

 

2:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Wed, July 23

8:00-5:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Thurs, July 24

8:00-12:00

Research

 

Mentorís Lab

 

 

12:30-1:30

Raena Cota

Poster & Presentation Guidelines

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

 

1:30-3:30

Symposium

Results Summary #4:

Physical Sciences Rm 111

 

Fri, July 25

 

Prepare posters

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Week 9

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, July 28

8:00-5:00

Prepare posters

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Tues, July 29

8:00-5:00

Prepare posters

Practice presentation, poster setup

Mentorís Lab

 

Wed, July 30

8:00-5:00

Prepare posters

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Thurs, July 31

8:00-5:00

Prepare posters

 

Mentorís Lab

 

Fri, Aug 1

8:00-5:00

Print posters

 

 

 

Week 10

 

 

 

 

 

Mon, Aug. 4

TBA

Poster Presentation

Presentation of Summer Research

Wettaw Lobby

 

Tues, Aug. 5

12:30-2:00

Farewell Lunch

 

 

 

Wed, Aug. 6

 

 

Students leave

 

 

We will discuss each event at the Thursday Symposiums two weeks ahead of time.