REU Schedule

Timeline from Summer 2016 Program
(Summer 2017 Program will be posted in the spring. It will be similar to 2016, but all 2017 dates will be one day EARLIER, and the Seminar Series Speakers and Weekend Activities are likely to change) 

May 30-May 31
  • Move in!
Week 1: June 1-June 7
  • Welcome Orientation
  • Introduction to Labs/Lab Safety Training
  • REU enrichment activity:
    • Urban Orienteering – Team building
    • Proposal Writing
  • Weekend activity: Aquarium
Week 2: June 8-June 14
  • Research Projects
  • REU enrichment activity:
    • Proposal revision
    • Science of teamwork: Team dynamics
Week 3: June 15-June 21
  • Research Projects
  • REU enrichment activity:
    • Ethics (Part 1 of Responsible Conduct of Research)
  • Weekend activity: Museum of Fine Arts
Week 4: June 22-June 28
  • Research Projects
  • REU enrichment activity:
    • Communication: Writing Scientific Papers
  • Seminar Series: Dr. Dori Woods: Mighty Mitochondria
  • Weekend activity: Museum of Science
Week 5: June 29-July 5
  • Research Projects
  • REU enrichment activity:
    • Communication: Oral Presentations and Posters
  • Seminar Series: Dr. James Monaghan: Gene Regulation of Limb Regeneration: Insights from the Axolotl
  • July 3-5: Enjoy the holiday weekend! Fireworks on the Esplanade!
Week 6: July 6-July 12
  • Research Projects
  • REU enrichment activity:
    • Graduate student panel
  • Seminar Series: Dr. Rebeca B. Rosengaus: The Termite Microbiome and its Role in the Evolution of Social Immunity
  • Weekend trip: Freedom Trail, Walking Tour of Boston
Week 7: July 13-July 19
  • Research Projects
  • REU enrichment activity:
    • Sticky situations (Part 2 of Responsible Conduct of Research)
    • The science of teamwork: Leading from the middle
  • Seminar Series: Dr. Erin Cram: Feeling the squeeze: Mechanotransduction in the C. elegans reproductive system
  • Weekend trip: Room Escape
Week 8: July 20-July 26
  • Research Projects
  • REU enrichment activity:
    • Careers in Biology (Panelists from industry, academics, and entrepreneurship)
  • Seminar Series: Dr. Veronica Godoy: Bacterial DNA Damage Repair Pathways
  • Weekend trip: Kayaking
Week 9: July 27-Aug 2
  • Research Projects
  • REU enrichment activity:
    • Program evaluation
Week 10: Aug 3-Aug 7
  • Research Projects
  • Seminar Series: Dr. Kim Lewis: Thinking About Antimicrobials: From Puzzles to Discovery
  • Final Presentations
  • Celebratory End of Session Picnic and “Lab Olympics”