19. What do I do to succeed?1. Participate a minimum of 40 hours per week inprogram activities2. Participate in various extracurricular activities3. Talk with Lisa or Andrea regularly4. Meet with Grad Student once a week (if not more)5. Give an oral mid-summer presentation6. Post in personal blog daily7. Research symposium: poster, demo, 5-page paper
20. Blogging DailyReflection (it helps)– Your classes– Your project– What are you learning?– What are you struggling with?Share with othersPractice expressing thoughtFrom 1-1:30 each dayComment on at least 2 others once a week
21. Research Paper5 pages – Well do it in milestonesProblem AreaResearch QuestionLit ReviewMethodsResults & Abstract
22. Professional work environment9am – 5pm (call someone if sick, etc.)Keep noise to a dull roarPods, Conf Room, ICE, Forum, Atrium, Room 10Limit Facebook, etc. / no TorrentsNo profanity, pleaseConsider diverse group“Do you mean …?”
23. Who can help me?REU Staff Stephen Gilbert & Eliot Winer, CoPIsPam Shill, Program CoordinatorLisa Gestrine, Cross-REU MentorAndrea Halabi, Cross-REU MentorGrad Students & Faculty MentorsCourse InstructorsTech Support, email@example.comResearch Team Faculty MemberGrad Student(s)Fellow Interns
24. OutlineWhy are you here?Whats an REU? Whats this REU?Whats VRAC?Whats research?Why is research important? Innovation!Why are you here?Spaghetti & Gumdrops(Stretch & Alphabetize)
25. If VRAC’s mission is…Performing research on the rapidly expandinginteractions between humans and technologyWhat do we need to be good at?Pair and share
26. OutlineWhy are you here?Whats an REU? Whats this REU?Whats VRAC?Whats research?Why is research important? Innovation!Why are you here?Spaghetti & Gumdrops
27. Job Description: ResearcherAnnual Salary: $15,000 - $300,000Duties: Conduct focused exploration andspread knowledgeWhat does that mean?
28. Research Experience Survey1. Filled out surveys2. Was a subject in psych 101 incollege3. Answered phone surveys4. Talked to marketing personin mall5. Conducted science labs6. Rebuilt something severaltimes until it worked7. Wrote research papersummarizing a topic8. Presented research project9. Wrote annotatedbibliography10. Conducted deep library (non-Google) search on a topic11. Ran a statistical analysis12. Used Excel to create graphsand charts13. Presented data to laypeople14. Interviewed someone15. Made detailed observationsof a scene
29. Some Research HeadlinesDrug-resistant staphinfections rising in poorChicago neighborhoodsLater bedtime may lead tochildhood obesityCollege attendance affects drinkingbehaviors in adolescentsStudy reveals recentevolution of lactose toleranceEvidence suggestsKing Richard III wasburied in haste
30. Flavors of ResearchBasic ResearchApplied ResearchProgram EvaluationSecondary AnalysisMarket Research?Journalism?
31. Who Researches? Who Pays?• Professional Scientists/ Researchers• Faculty• Postdocs• Grad students• Undergraduates• Government /Military• Corporate R&D• Foundations /Non-profits• Universities
32. OutlineWhy are you here?Whats an REU? Whats this REU?Whats VRAC?Whats research?Why is research important? Innovation!Why are you here?Spaghetti & Gumdrops
34. Innovation is Key to World SuccessInnovation is the engine that drives economies.Countries support innovation to ensure dynamiceconomic advancement and prosperity, to gaincompetitive advantage internationally, and toimprove the quality of life of their citizens andthose of other nations. The latter is fosteredthrough international collaboration, especially inresearch and development.- G8 Statement on Innovation, May 07
37. Source: Business Week, 2010
39. Job Crunch / Innovation Gap1,000,000 new IT jobs expected by 2014Currently, U.S. Universities will providegraduates for only 50% of these
40. Why is innovation hard?Were not well-trained.
41. 2009 PISA Scores
42. 2009 PISA Scores
43. 2009 PISA Scores
44. Why is innovation hard?Were not well-trained.Were missing so many players.
45. STEM Education Stats, 2006• 51% of jobs held by women• 26% of IT jobs held by women• AP Exam Takers– 56% women overall– 48% women in AP Calc– 15% women in AP Comp Sci
46. STEM Education Stats, 2006, cont.• In 2006, women were:– 59% of undergrad degrees– 21% of computer science undergrad degrees• In 1985, it was– 37% of computer science undergrad degreesWhats going on?
47. Stats, cont.In 2004, among computer scientists:• 29% were female• 4% were female and African American• 2% were female and Asian• 1% were female and HispanicWe’re missing a lot of players.
48. Stats Source: NCWIT.org
49. OutlineWhy are you here?Whats an REU? Whats this REU?Whats VRAC?Whats research?Why is research important? Innovation!Why are you here?Spaghetti & GumdropsHCI ?Innovation ?Change the world ?
50. Build a Tower• The Top Gumdrop must bethe highest thing on yourtower.• 15 minutesReflect on:• Leadership• Conflict resolution• TED Video on tower building