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REU Poster Session Celebrates Hard Work with Sweet Rewards

CIERA’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provides students with the chance to pursue an astrophysics-based interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with Northwestern faculty. This year, nine exceptional students were selected and funded by NSF to spend their summer researching at the University, and learning technical skills that will serve them in their future academic and professional lives.

On August 11th, 2016, eight of these nine summer researchers presented the findings of their investigations at the REU’s program’s final poster session.

The session served as an opportunity for the students to share their hard work with their peers, and to practice their public speaking before more formal presentations at the Alder Planetarium, and a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

The poster session also provided a chance for the students to celebrate their achievements and friendship, with an ice cream party immediately following the event.

Congratulations to these talented students on all they have accomplished!