About the Leadership Group

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Chemistry funded by the National Science Foundation supports active research participation by undergraduate students. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. NSF Chemistry REU Sites include projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme in chemistry. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

History

In March of 2001, the “Workshop for Chemistry REU Site Directors” (modeled after a workshop that had taken place 11 years earlier) was held at NSF. To maintain the momentum from the March 2001 workshop, and to address its recommendations, John Stevens, then the director of Special Programs in NSF Chemistry, solicited individuals to form the NSF Chemistry REU Leadership Group (LG). Working as a team, the LG crafted a plan and obtained funding for a number of initiatives in support of the chemistry REU community.

Activities

Leadership Group Members

Members are elected to three-year terms by the current LG and are chosen to represent the broad diversity of Chemistry REU sites. If you are interested in serving on the LG, you are encouraged to contact the Chair and to participate in LG activities.