Welcome to the 2017 CISE REU New PIs Meeting!

With great pleasure we welcome you to the 2017 CISE REU New PIs meeting, we hope that you find the meeting informative and helpful in the following ways and more: sharing and understanding best practices, learning about new initiatives, networking, and community-building. The meeting is focused on providing information concerning planning, implementing, and assessing REU programs as well as sharing information with fellow CISE REU PIs from around the country.

The 2017 CISE REU New PIs Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 in Arlington, VA. This meeting is held ONLY for those associated with any NSF CISE funded REU site (as PI, co-PI, or Mentor), or NSF representatives.

The important things you need to do include the following: 

  • Save the date: The meeting will start on Wednesday, March 22, with a welcome dinner at 6:30 pm. The main workshop agenda will start on Thursday, March 23, from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. Plan to arrive Wednesday or early enough Thursday to be able to attend the workshop sessions on Thursday.
  • By January 30, register for the meeting: Register here 
  • By February 6, upload your Booklet information: Booklet here 
  • Book your hotel room: info about the Hotel here
  • Plan your transportation: info about available transportation here
  • A tentative agenda is available here
  • Review this Yearly REU to-do list to prepare questions or anticipate the different topics you’d be interested in discussing.

Please direct any questions to the organizers: Stephen Gilbert, Jamie Payton, and Mariangely Iglesias Pena via cisereupi2017@iastate.edu.

While we require one person from each site to attend, others from the site are also welcome if there are funds in the project budget to cover additional people. Participants must use the funds in their project budgets to cover the travel and hotel expenses of all the individuals from their site who attend. While there are no registration costs for any of the participants from the sites, all need to register through the registration link provided by this web page.


We wish to thank the organizers, presenters, and staff for making all of this happen. Special thanks to the CISE Directorate of the National Science Foundation and the program directions for their advice, support, and encouragement given to PIs that contribute to making our REU programs as successful as possible.