University of California, Riverside


Summer 2009 Schedule

2009 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program:

Bioengineering Research Institute for Technical Excellence (BRITE)

Summer Program Schedule

Week 1


Sunday, 6/14               Afternoon 1-3PM        International Village Check –In


Monday, 6/15              9:30 – 11:00AM          Program Orientation/ Continental Breakfast    

                                                                        Bourns A 265


5:30- 7:30PM               Welcoming Reception (For all UCR REU Students)

                                                                        International Village BBQ Area


Tuesday, 6/16              12:00 – 5:00PM                       Lab Safety Orientation

                                                                        Russell Vernon           

                                                                        Location: Bourns A265


Friday, 6/19                 9:00 – 10:30AM          Friday Coffee Bourns Hall A277



Week 2

Check # 1 Disbursement


Tuesday, 6/23                            9:00 – 10:30AM          Library Workshop

                                                                        Science Library Instruction Room

                                                                        Geetha Yapa


Wednesday, 6/24         9:00 – 10:30AM          Library Workshop Part 2

                                                                        Science Library Instruction Room

                                                                        Geetha Yapa


Thursday, 6/25            9:00-10:30AM             Challenge Course – Teambuilding Activity
                                                                               Student Recreation Center

Week 2 (Continued)


Friday, 6/26                 9:00 – 11:30AM          Friday Coffee and Labs Tour

(Conducted by new student researchers)

                                                                        Meet in Bourns Hall A277


Week 3


Monday, 6/29              9-11AM, 11-2PM        Thorlabs Presentation and Exhibition

                                                                        WCH 205/6


Thursday, 7/2              4:00-5:30PM                “Academic Ethics” Bill Schmechel
                                                – Office of Research
  INTN 1020


Friday, 7/3                   9:00-11:30AM             Friday Coffee

                                                                                           Bourns Hall A277  Lab tours continued


Week 4



Thursday, 7/9              3:10-5:00PM                Seminar "Balancing Personal & Academic

Responsibilities:  Strategies for Success"

                                                                        Teresa Cofield/Biomedical Sciences

                                                                        Location HMSS 1501


Friday, 7/10                 9:00-11:30AM             Friday Coffee

                                                                        Bourns Hall A277

                                                                        Lab tours continued


Week 5


Tuesday, 7/16              9:00-10:30AM             Student Research PPT Presentations

                                                                        Eng. II #206


Thursday, 7/16             3:10 – 5:00PM                 Seminar “Applying to Graduate School &Writing Abstracts” Maria Franco-Aguilar and Teresa Gofield Location HMNSS 1501


Friday, 7/17                 9:00-11:30AM             Friday Coffee

                                                                        Bourns Hall A277

                                                                        Student PPT Presentations



Week 6

Draft Research Abstracts Due

Check #2 Disbursement


Thursday, 7/23            3:10-5:00PM                Seminar "Financing Your Graduate Education"

                                                                        Karen Smith, Graduate Division

                                                                        Location HMNSS 1501


Friday, 7/24                 9:00-11:30AM             Friday Coffee

                                                                        Bourns Hall A277

                                                                        Student Abstracts


Week 7


Rewrite of Research Abstracts Due                                     

Thursday, 7/30           3:10-5:00PM                Seminar "The Graduate Student Experience”

                                                                        Graduate Student Panelists TBA                                                                                              Location HMNSS 1501


Friday, 7/31                    9:00-11:30AM          Friday Coffee: “How to Contruct & Print a Research Poster” – Jun Wang                                                         

                                                                        Bourns Hall A277                                                                                                                                                                               

Week 8


Wednesday, 8/5                                              Final Abstract for Publication Due


Thursday, 8/6              3:10-5:00pm                Seminar "Making a Successful Oral

Speaker: TBA

                                                                        Location HMNSS 1501


Friday, 8/7                   9:00-11:30AM             Friday Coffee

                                                                        Bourns Hall A277

Faculty Talk TBA


Week 9                                               


Monday/Tuesday,        8/12-13                       Deadline for research poster printing


Friday, 8/14                 9:00 – 10:30AM          Friday Coffee

Bourns Hall A277                               


Week 10


Thursday, 8/20            1:00 – 3:00pm            Research Presentations

                                                                        Commons Multipurpose Meeting Room

                                                                        Family, Friends, & Lab group Invited


3:00 - 4:30pm             Faculty/Student/Parent Reception & Awards

                                    Commons Multipurpose Meeting Room


                                                                        Last Check Disbursement

Presentation of Certificates of Completion


Friday 8/21                                                      Dorm Check-out


More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

BRITE Program
446 Engineering Building II

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188

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