When I started REUFinder in December of 2018 I did so with the intent of creating an easy directory for students to find summer research experiences. I wanted students to know that their GPA or citizenship status should not be a deterrent to obtaining internship experiences. As I began compiling lists I also saw the need to expand to include links to scholarships and conferences. I then started writing articles on professional development resources and advice for students. Never in a million years did I think that I would be writing a post on how to start college during a pandemic. With few exceptions most students will be starting their first semester in college 100% online. Whether it be starting as a first year student, a transfer student or a graduate school the challenges that first generation college students and students of color encounter in STEM is even more prominent during a pandemic. Now as I continue to use this medium to support students as they head back to campus this fall I’d like to ask your help.
Changing the Face of STEM
Last week I started an REUFinder Instagram page. The plan is to use this page to let students know about REUFinder as a resource and to feature student experiences. I’d like to highlight student’s words of wisdom, accomplishments and to build community for students. I am looking for students who are willing to share their your wisdom, experiences, favorite mantras, or tips that they have for other students also pursuing STEM Field. Maybe you participated in an experience that you heard about through REUFinder. We’d love to hear from you!
If you would like to be featured in a post please fill out the short form below.
Questions? Contact me at REUFinder@gmail.com
Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to seeing your posts. : )