Research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) are an important component of undergraduate education. However, at the 2012 Trends in Undergraduate Research in the Mathematical Sciences conference, questions were raised about why many REU programs see few applications from students that are members of underrepresented groups. We examine the benefits of REUs and factors preventing or promoting participation in REUs.
Copyright © 2014 Mathematical Science Publishers. This article first appeared in Involve, a Journal of Mathematics 7:3 (2014), 403-411.
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Russell, Heather M., and Heather A. Dye. "Promoting REU Participation from Students in Underrepresented Groups." Involve, a Journal of Mathematics 7, no. 3 (2014): 403-411. doi:10.2140/involve.2014.7.403.