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REU design: broadening participation and promoting success

Rebecca Garcia and Cindy Wyels

Vol. 7 (2014), No. 3, 315–326

This article summarizes the authors’ presentations on the panel “Working with Students from Underrepresented Groups” as part of the MAA’s Trends in Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Conference held in Chicago, in October 2012. We highlight effective aspects of our own successful programs that emphasize working with students from underrepresented groups. We discuss specific issues of program design that one might beneficially consider when planning to work with students from underrepresented groups and provide examples of ways in which the authors have addressed these concerns.

undergraduate research, broadening participation, REU design, underrepresented minority
Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 97-06, 97B40
Secondary: 97A40
Received: 1 February 2013
Accepted: 27 October 2013
Published: 28 April 2014

Communicated by Darren A. Narayan
Rebecca Garcia
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Sam Houston State University
Box 2206
Huntsville, TX 77341-2206
United States
Cindy Wyels
Mathematics Program
California State University Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
United States