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  • Diff perspectives, diff assumptions…I messagesCommunication is failing if…you can talk about that – What is it that you mean by that?
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    • 1. Stephen Gilbert, Associate Director, VRAC/HCIAssistant Professor, Industrial EngineeringSPIRE-EITWelcome Orientation 2013
    • 2. 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
    • 3. Whos funding this?National Science Foundations CISE Directorate:Computer & Information Science & EngineeringCollege of LiberalArts & SciencesGraduateCollege
    • 4. Why are you here?Well, whos funding it? What do they want?A. NSFB. DoDC. DoEdD. NIHE. TLAF. Templeton FoundationG. Kauffman FoundationH. MacArthur FoundationI. Gates FoundationJ. Xprize Foundation
    • 5. Stakeholders in a Design
    • 6. Stakeholders in the REU DesignNSF ISUYouVRACFacultyGrad SsVRAC ITStaffParentsEmployersFriendsLab Users
    • 7. Emerging Interface Technologies
    • 8. “Natural” InterfacesMap your learned expectations about the world ontothe systems structure.
    • 9. This is a blicket. Draw me 3 more.
    • 10. This is a blicket. Draw me 3 more.Typical:Rarer:AlmostNever:Special:StraightRoundAlignmentEndpointsMiddleness
    • 11. “Natural” InterfacesMap your learned expectations about the world ontothe systems structure.This interfacedoesnt violate mynatural sense ofwhats special.
    • 12. What are we doing this summer?This is a job on a research team.Intern / StudentIts one of themost creativejobs youll have.
    • 13. What will you do this summer?Create something wonderful.Be proud of it.BUTTo do the best work you possibly can, youllprobably need more than 40 hours perweek.
    • 14. Themes of the REUThe nature of grad schoolTeamworkReflectionFocused exploration(thats what research is)
    • 15. TeamingCan be hard;It’s ok to talkabout it.FormingStormingNormingPerforming
    • 16. What are we doing this summer?StructuredIndependentWeeks12345678910F I N A L P R E S E N T A T I O N
    • 17. Courses / Curricular activitiesProgramming (C++)Graphics Programming (OpenGL)3D Modeling (Maya)HCI (Human Computer Interaction)Craft of ResearchJournal ClubLuncheon LecturesEthicsHow-Tos: Poster, Talk, DemoResearch Symposium: Paper + Demo + PosterMastery LearningNo grades…
    • 18. What do I do to succeed?(Whats success?)
    • 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, reu-help@hci.iastate.eduResearch 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
    • 33. Innovation
    • 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
    • 35. WhosInnovative?
    • 36. Source:TechnologyReview,2004WhosInnovative?
    • 37. Source: Business Week, 2010
    • 38. Innovation
    • 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

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