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Dr. Timothy Hawthorne is principal investigator of an interdisciplinary and community-based NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site that averages over 500 applications each year. He is also an associate professor of geographic information systems at UCF. In this informal lunch session, Dr. Hawthorne will explain what REU Sites are designed to accomplish, offer advice on how to stand out in the REU application process, discuss the most common mistakes made in applications, provide tips on how to network with REU PIs, and most importantly answer your questions. He will also share information about his study abroad program in Belize. You can learn more about his NSF REU Site at http://www.citizensciencegis.org/projects/reu-belize-2018/. If you are interested in undergraduate research or drones, this luncheon is for you!

When: Tuesday, November 19, 12-1:20 p.m.

Where: BHC 130