Each year COPE faculty hosts REU students funded by COPE and the NSF STC MDITR program. It is a ten-week research program. Program participants will receive a stipend of $4,500, a travel allowance, and housing.
COPE provided students with an opportunity to receive one-on-one training in the laboratory and mentoring. With the STC MDITR program, the students take a two-hour web-based tutorial on the responsible conduct of research. They participate in seminars and meetings by video-conference with other students working with colleagues at University of Arizona and University of Washington. Students received training on writing scientific papers and presenting their research results. As a capstone, the students write an extended abstract on their ten-week research project and present their results to their mentors, lab-mates, and faculty.