Research Experiences for Undergraduates 
Program in Water Research at
Colorado State University


Faculty Mentor Application & Research Proposal
Deadline for applications is February 21, 2008

Please use the following form to submit your application to be a Faculty Mentor of an REU participant. In addition to providing contact information, you must submit a short title and abstract of the project you are proposing for the REU participant. Selected REU participants will be matched to Faculty Mentors based on the students' description of their research interests and the project description given in this application.
If you wish to submit more than one project, please reload this page after submitting each abstract and repeat the process for each project. 


Faculty Mentor Contact Information

Name
Title
Department
Work Phone
FAX
E-mail

Secondary contact information:

Name
Title
Department
Work Phone
FAX
E-mail

Proposed REU Project Description

What is the working title for the research project you are proposing for the REU student?
(Note: here you can cut and paste from your word processor.)


Please provide a short description of the project, making sure that the information contains sufficient detail to ensure perfect matching of REU participant research interests and those of the Faculty Mentor. Also indicate whether field work that will require REU participants to be off-campus for extended periods of time is a significant aspect of the project.
(Note: here you can cut and paste from your word processor.)


Will you be absent for any length of time during the period June 2 - July 25, 2008?

Yes
No


If yes, please enter the dates of absence:

           

If yes, who will supervise the REU student during your absence? If different from the secondary contact, please provide the following information:

Name
Title
Department
Work Phone
FAX
E-mail

 


Please read the following statements. In submitting this form as part of your application to become an REU mentor, you are agreeing and committing to the following:


As an REU Mentor, you are committing to:

  1. Meet personally with the student to provide guidance, direction, and support at least once a week during the eight-week program.

  2. Provide opportunities for the student researcher to learn valuable research skills.  If there is a research team, treat the student as a full member of the team, complete with responsibilities and privileges.

  3. Keep the student accountable for his/her time and quality of effort.

  4. Offer suggestions for program improvement and report any concerns/needs regarding the REU student or the research program to the PI's and/or Marilee Rowe, staff person.

  5. Participate in mandatory mentor activities including the orientation program, research proposal presentations, and the final presentations.

  6. Arrange for a responsible proxy to be available for the student researcher if you are not available for an extended period, such as a doctoral level graduate student.

  7. Meet program deadlines for submitting progress reports and final evaluations.

  8. Encourage a mentoring relationship on and off the research site, so that the student gets the big picture of the faculty researcherís world.


Jorge A. Ramirez
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