Podcaster: Rob Sparks
Title: The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
Description: The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that lets undergraduate students learn to do research at a variety of labs and universities around the country. In this podcast, Dr. Katy Kaleida discusses the REU program at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obaservatory (CTIO). The CTIO REU program is unique because it is the only REU program that takes place outside the United States.
Feature image credit to CTIO / NOAO
Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com.
Dr. Katy Kaleida is a post-doc at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory where she directs the Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU) program.
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