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EVALUATION OF NSF SUPPORT FOR
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
2003 NSF-Program Participant Survey
Final Report Appendices A-C


Prepared for:

The National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230


Author:
Susan H. Russell, PhD


Contributors:
Catherine P. Ailes
Mary P. Hancock
James McCullough
J. David Roessner, PhD
Charles Storey


NSF Contract REC-9912172
SRI Project Number: P11554



Disclaimer
Any opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the
authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Government.
The data collection, analysis and reporting of this material was conducted in accordance with
OMB 3145-0121.
                                  CONTENTS


A. Study advisory panel members
B. Study design and methods
C. Survey questionnaires
  1. Summer Undergraduates
  2. Academic Year Undergraduates
  3. Summer Graduate Students/Postdocs
  4. Academic Year Graduate Students/Postdocs
  5. Summer Faculty Mentors
  6. Academic Year Faculty Mentors
  7. Center PIs
  8. REU Site PIs
  9. REU Supplement and RUI PIs
  10. Center Coordinators
                                  APPENDIX A
                            ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS

Nancy Levinger
Director, REU Program
Department of Chemistry
Colorado State University

Christopher A. Loretz
Department of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo

Cathy Manduca
Outreach Coordinator, Digital Library for Earth System Education
Department of Geology
Carleton College

Gary May
Director, Summer Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering (SURE) Program
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Carolyn Merkel
Director, Student-Faculty Programs
California Institute of Technology

Jeannie Narum
Director, Independent Colleges Office and Director, Project Kaleidoscope
Washington, DC 20036

Carlos Robles
Director, Center for Environmental Analysis
California State University, Los Angeles

Robert Shepard
Executive Director, Science and Engineering Alliance
Washington, DC 20005
                                     APPENDIX B
                             SURVEY DESIGN AND METHODS
   This appendix describes the survey design and methodology, including questionnaire
development, sampling, participant information collection, questionnaire data collections, and
weighting and analysis procedures.

SURVEY DESIGN AND SAMPLING STRATEGY
    The overall survey design called for surveying participants in NSF awards that were active
either during the 2002 summer or the 2002-2003 academic year. Initially, the survey was
designed to include the following NSF programs:
       Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites and Supplements.
       Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI).
       NSF-sponsored research centers that include a significant undergraduate research
        component, identified by NSF as all Engineering Research Centers (n= 18) and Materials
        Research Science and Engineering Centers (n=25) and 16 other centers, laboratories, and
        other facilities.1
    The initial sample population, shown in Table B-1, were those awards that NSF databases
indicated were active at any time between June and December 2002. All Centers were included;
because of the large numbers of REU and RUI awards, random samples of awards from these
programs were selected. Generally speaking, the sampling strategy was to obtain a diverse group
of awards across the four types of awards, primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) vs. non-
PUIs, and NSF directorates/divisions.
    During the process of collecting participant contact information (as described below), some
awards were found to be ineligible for the survey (that is, they did not include undergraduate
research between June 2002 and May 2003). Using this information, SRI estimated the actual
number of awards that were eligible for participation in the survey.2 The results of these
calculations are presented in Table B-2.




1
  Center for Adaptive Optics; Center for Cosmological Physics; Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis;
Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory; Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory;
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center: Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications;
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center: Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology; National
Astronomy and Ionosphere Center; National Center for Network Engineering; National High Magnetic Field
Laboratory; National Optical Astronomy Observatories; National Radio Astronomy Observatory; National
Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory; Science and Technology Center: The Nanobiotechnology Center;
Sustainability of Water Resources in Semi-Arid Regions; and Synchrotron Radiation Center.
2
  For example, SRI found 77% of the REU supplement BIO awards selected in the sample were eligible, so we
estimated that 77% of all REU supplement BIO awards in the original population were in fact eligible.


                                                  B-1
                                                        Table B-1
           Numbers and Percentage Distributions of NSF Awards Active as of September 2002,
                                  by NSF Progam and Directorate
                                          REU
                   REU Sites           Supplements                  Centers        RUI Awards                   All
               Number     Percent    Number     Percent    Number       Percent   Number    Percent    Number         Percent

BIO               97         20        634         43           1             2    139         40        871            37

CSE               14         3         133         9            1             2     11         3         159            7

ENG               84         18        337         23           20        34        7          2         448            19

GEO               49         10         91         6            2             3     32         9         174            7

MPS              199         42        160         11           35        59       139         40        533            23

OD (OPP)          2          0          53         4            0             0     2          1          57            2

SBE               33         7          55         4            0             0     15         4         103            4

TOTAL            478        100       1463        100           59        100      345        100       2,345          100

This table shows, for example, that according to NSF databases, there were 97 REU sites funded by the BIO directorate that
were active between June 2002 and May 2003.

Source: NSF databases, 2002.



                                                        Table B-2
Estimated Numbers and Percentage Distributions of NSF Awards with Undergraduate Research During
            Summer 2002 or Academic Year 2002-2003, by NSF Program and Directorate
                                          REU
                   REU Sites           Supplements                  Centers        RUI Awards                   All
               Number     Percent    Number     Percent    Number       Percent   Number    Percent    Number         Percent

BIO               97         21        489         42           1             2    132         39        719            36

CSE               13         3         103         9            1             2     11         3         128            6

ENG               78         17        308         27           20        34        7          2         413            21

GEO               44         10         56         5            2             3     32         9         135            7

MPS              194         42        123         11           35        59       139         41        491            24

OD (OPP)          2          <1         39         3            0             0     2          1          43            2

SBE               31         7          37         3            0             0     15         4          83            4

TOTAL            459        100       1155        100           59        100      338        100       2,012          100

This table shows, for example, that according to NSF databases and SRI estimates , 97 REU sites funded by the BIO
directorate involved undergraduate research during summer 2002 or academic year 2002-2003.

Sources: NSF databases, 2002; SRI International URO survey, 2003.




                                                          B-2
    After the initial sample had been selected and SRI had begun collecting participant contact
information, it was decided that the NSF programs listed below should also be included in the
survey.
         Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
         Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
         Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program.
         Cooperative activity with Department of Energy education programs (DOE).
         Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences
          (VIGRE)
    Accordingly, awards made by these programs that included undergraduate research between
June 2002 and May 2003 also were included in the survey. The final sample of awards is
presented in Table B-3.

                                                         Table B-3
                 Numbers of NSF Awards in Survey Sample, by NSF Program and Directorate
                  REU         REU                                 HBCU-
                  Sites      Supp’s      Centers      RUI          UP      TCUP      LSAMP       DOE       VIGRE     All
BIO                20          91            1         57           0         0          0          0          0    169

CSE                13          103           1         11           0         0          0          0          0    128

EHR                 0           0            0          0          21         2         27        18           0     68

ENG                14          53           20          7           0         0          0          0          0     94

GEO                18          31            2         32           0         0          0          0          0     83

MPS               112          63           35        111           0         0          0          0          34   355

OD (OPP)            2          39            0          2           0         0          0          0          0     43

SBE                31          27            0         15           0         0          0          0          0     73

Total             210          407          59        235          21         2         27        18           34   1,013

This table shows, for example, that 20 REU site awards in NSF’s BIO directorate were included in the survey.
Sources: SRI International URO survey, 2003.


    Within each sampled award, all undergraduates who participated in research between June
2002 and May 2003 were eligible for the survey. These undergraduates were eligible regardless
of whether they themselves received funding from the sampled award. Also eligible were all
faculty—including the principal investigator (PI)—graduate students, and postdocs who
mentored undergraduate researchers under these awards between June 2002 and May 2003.

COLLECTION OF PARTICIPANT CONTACT INFORMATION
   The PI of each sampled award was contacted by e-mail or telephone and asked to provide
contact information for eligible survey sample members, as described above. Follow-up was


                                                            B-3
conducted as necessary to remind/encourage PIs to participate and to send the needed
information. Once obtained, the contact information was reviewed for obvious problems (in
which case the PI was recontacted for resolution of the problem) and entered onto an Excel
worksheet. After the contact information collection effort was completed, the program files were
merged into a single file, and a search to identify and remove duplicates was conducted. Table
B-4 shows the number of awards in each NSF program/directorate from which at least some
participant contact information was obtained and which were therefore included in the
questionnaire data collection.
                                                         Table B-4
Numbers of NSF Awards That Provided Participant Contact Information, by NSF Program and Directorate
                  REU          REU                                HBCU-
                  Sites       Supp’s      Centers      RUI         UP       TCUP      LSAMP       DOE       VIGRE        All

BIO                17           74           1         51           0          0          0          0         0        143

CSE                11           82           0          6           0          0          0          0         0         99

EHR                 0           0            0          0          13          1         10        16          0         40

ENG                13           47          15          3           0          0          0          0         0         78

GEO                13           26           2         21           0          0          0          0         0         62

MPS                96           42          29         75           0          0          0          0        27        269

OD (OPP)            2           33           0          1           0          0          0          0         0         36

SBE                28           25           0         11           0          0          0          0         0         64

Total             180          329          47         168         13          1         10        16         27        791

This table shows, for example, that 17 REU site awards in NSF’s BIO directorate (out of the 20 that were included in the survey
sample) provided participant contact information.
Sources: SRI International URO survey, 2003.


QUESTIONNAIRE DEVELOPMENT
    For this survey of NSF-program participants, questionnaires were developed for each of the
following groups:
         Summer undergraduate researchers
         Academic-year undergraduate researchers
         NSF center PIs
         REU site PIs
         REU supplement and RUI award PIs
         Summer faculty mentors (other than PIs)
         Academic-year faculty mentors (other than PIs)
         Summer graduate student/postdoc mentors


                                                            B-4
      Academic-year graduate student/postdoc mentors
      Center coordinators
    The questionnaires for each summer/academic-year pair (e.g., summer undergraduate
researchers and academic-year researchers) are very similar. Separate questionnaires were
developed for the two times of year mostly because slight differences in question-wording were
necessary; creating a single questionnaire incorporating both summer and academic-year
experiences would have made the questions more complex and potentially confusing for
respondents.
    To help guide development of the questionnaires, previous questionnaires about
undergraduate research were reviewed and about 20 site visits were conducted. Site-visited
institutions were selected to provide diversity in terms of types of students served, academic field
of research, geographic location, and types of NSF awards supporting undergraduate research.
To include both summer and academic-year (fall to spring) participants, some visits were
conducted during the summer and others were conducted during the regular academic terms.
Interviews and focus groups were conducted with principal investigators (PIs), other faculty
mentors, graduate student mentors, and undergraduates currently participating in research.
    The questionnaires comprise Appendix C to this report. They were developed in
collaboration with our NSF program officers and were reviewed by SRI’s project consultants and
members of the advisory committee. In addition, each questionnaire was pretested with fewer
than 10 members of the respondent group to be sure that the questions were clear and easily
understandable and that most respondents would be willing and able to provide the information
requested. Pretests were conducted by faxing the questionnaire to individuals who had agreed to
help and then having each individual answer the questionnaire in a telephone interview with an
SRI researcher. During each pretest session, the SRI researcher probed for areas of potential
difficulty or ambiguity. Modifications made as a result of pretests were then pretested with other
individuals to confirm that the changes were indeed improvements.
    After the questionnaires were final, they were formatted in HTML for a Web-based data
collection effort. The Web versions were tested extensively to ensure that skip logic was correct
and that responses were retrieved and reported correctly by the survey software.

QUESTIONNAIRE DATA COLLECTION
    The preferred data collection strategy was e-mail notification, with a hyperlink to the online
questionnaire. If an e-mail address was not available or if the available one ―bounced‖ and we
had a postal address for the individual, a hard copy of the questionnaire was mailed. (A total of
322 undergraduates, 4 graduate student mentors, and 2 faculty mentors were mailed a
questionnaire.) If we had only a telephone number, we attempted to contact the individual to
obtain an e-mail or postal address. Participants for whom no contact information was available
were not included in the survey. Undergraduate sample members were offered a $20
Amazon.com gift certificate as an incentive to participate in the survey. Online sample members
received approximately weekly reminders over an 8-week data collection period between April
and June 2003. Hard-copy sample members were sent a postcard reminder about a week after


                                            B-5
the initial questionnaire mailing. Also, they were sent a second copy of the questionnaire if we
had not received a response within about 4 weeks of the initial mailing.
    Table B-5 shows the number of individuals on the mailing list for each survey group and the
disposition of the sample for each group. Response rates ranged from 76% for undergraduates to
95% for PIs. Among each time-of-year pair except for PIs, summer participants were more
likely to respond than were their academic-year counterparts. Given the greater time lag
between the research experience and the survey for the summer participants, we had expected
that the opposite pattern might have emerged. With 20-20 hindsight, we now suspect that the
higher response from the summer participants may reflect the greater involvement and intensity
of the summer experience compared to the academic experience. (If this is the explanation,
however, it is not reflected in differences in responses to the survey questions.)

                                                                 Table B-5
                                   Survey Sample and Response, by Questionnaire Type




                                                                                                         Supp RUI



                                                                                                                         Center PI
                   Summer




                                          Summer




                                                                  Summer
                                                                  Faculty



                                                                                 Faculty
                                 AcadYr




                                                        AcadYr




                                                                                 AcadYr




                                                                                                                                         Center
                                                                                           Site PI




                                                                                                                                         Coord

                                                                                                                                                    Total
                                          Grad


                                                        Grad
                   UG


                                 UG




                                                                                                         PI
Mailing list     3,772       2,538        781           482      2,070           760       180           448                   46         46      11,123
Duplicate             4             1        0             0           7            1                0       0                       0      1          14
Ineligible          95           205      114           117       113              90                2     30                        1      1       768
Total eligible 3,673         2,332        667           365      1,950           669       178           418                   45         44      10,341
Incorrect          116           139       24            20         17             13                2       0                       0      1       332
address
Refused               1             0        3             0        39              6                1       1                       1      0          52
No response        579           610       86            77       262            142                 9     12                        5      1      1783
Completed        2,977       1,583        554           268      1,632           508       166           405                   39         42      8,174

Percent             81            68       83            73         84             76          93          97                  87         96           79
Completed                   76                     80                       82                                      95                                 79

This table shows, for example, that the survey mailing list included 3,772 undergraduates who participated in research during
the summer of 2002.

Notes: The most common reasons for ineligibility were that the individual did not participate in research or was not a mentor
       between June 2002 and May 2003, or, for undergraduates, that the individual was not an undergraduate.
       Total eligible is calculated as the number on the mailing list minus the number of duplicates and ineligibles.
       Percent completed is calculated as the number completed divided by the total eligible.

Source: SRI International URO survey, 2003.


WEIGHTING PROCEDURES
    For each respondent type, responses were weighted by NSF program and directorate, as
outlined below.
    1. We calculated estimated population sizes for respondent groups other than PIs. (The
       number of PIs was the same as the total number of awards.) This was done as follows:


                                                                 B-6
       for each cell (e.g., REU BIO sites), the number of awards in that cell was multiplied by
       the mean number of sample members in that group (e.g., faculty mentors) that were
       identified during the list collection activity. Note that this was an undercount to the
       extent that not all names were provided and not all provided names had addresses.
   2. We entered the estimated population size and number of respondents in each
      directorate/program cell. The exception was that, because of a technical problem in the
      Web software, we had no ID numbers for about 200 respondents—mostly graduate
      students—so we did not know which directorate/program they were in. For these
      individuals, the population size was estimated as the average weight for that respondent
      group (e.g., graduate students).
   3. We calculated each respondent’s weight as the estimated number in the population for
      that directorate/program divided by the number of the respondents for that
      directorate/program. For example, if a cell had 1500 estimated in the population and 250
      respondents, all respondents in that cell had a weight of 6.0.

DATA ANALYSES
    Analyses of the various survey data sets consisted of tabulating (weighted) frequency
distributions showing the percentage of the entire respondent group who gave each potential
response, calculating mean ratings on scaled variables, and comparing the response of various
subgroups of respondents with one another, using proprietary SRI software to assess the
statistical significance of the observed differences. In addition, factor analyses were conducted
of various groups of survey items to facilitate discussions of group differences on study
variables, and a number of stepwise regressions were conducted to gain insight to relationships
between outcome measures and other study variables and to assess differences in these
relationships among racial/ethnic groups.

REPORTING
    Unless otherwise noted, all survey results that are reported are based on weighted data.
Comparisons noted in this report are significant at the .05 level of significance, at least. In
essence, a difference that is found to be significant at the .05 level has a 95 percent probability
that it would not have occurred simply by chance. Because of the large numbers of respondents
for most of the analyses (which result in very small differences being statistically significant),
the practical import of differences rather than the statistical significance tended to be the key
driver in reporting findings.




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                   APPENDIX C
              SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRES


1.    Summer Undergraduates
2.    Academic Year Undergraduates
3.    Summer Graduate Students/Postdocs
4.    Academic Year Graduate Students/Postdocs
5.    Summer Faculty Mentors
6.    Academic Year Faculty Mentors
7.    Center PIs
8.    REU Site PIs
9.    REU Supplement and RUI PIs
10.   Center Coordinators
                             NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                    STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
                                                Summer 2002 Research Activities

                                 Your responses to this questionnaire are strictly confidential.


Applying for Last Summer’s Research Activities
1. When did you begin working on the research program/project that you worked on last summer?
   (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE )
       Month: ___________________                            Year: ______
       Don’t remember ................. 9999

2. From which of the following sources did you find out about the research program/project that you participated
   in last summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       A faculty member at my college ...........................................................                 01
       A friend who had participated in the program previously ....................                               02
       The project director or other member of the research team made a
       recruitment visit to my college..............................................................              03
       Other personal contact ..........................................................................          04
       E-mail/notice from a professional society or other organization ..........                                 05
       My college’s Website ...........................................................................           06
       NSF’s Website ......................................................................................       07
       Other Website .......................................................................................      08
       A poster/flier .........................................................................................   09
       A notice/advertisement in a publication................................................                    10
       Other (please specify below) ................................................................              11
       ________________________________________________________

3. Did you apply to any other research or intern programs/projects for last summer?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ................ 1
       No.................. 2




Summer Student Questionnaire                                                      C-1-1                                       OMB No. 3145-0121
4/16/03                                                                                                                Expiration Date: 04/30/2006
Location of Last Summer’s Research Activities
4. Where did the research that you participated in last summer take place?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       At the college I attended classes during the Spring 2002 ............. 1
       At another college ......................................................................... 2
       At a non-academic institution (lab, hospital, etc.) ........................ 3

5. Did the research that you participated in last summer take place entirely in the United States, or did it take
    place at least in part in another country? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Entirely in the United States ............... 1
       At least part was in another country.... 2

Factors in Your Decision to Do Research Last Summer
6. How important was each of the following in your decision to do research last summer?
    (If an item does not apply to you, please circle the ―not important‖ category.)
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                   Not             Somewhat      Fairly    Extremely
                                                                                 Important         Important   Important   Important
       a. I wanted to know if science or engineering was
                                                                                       1                2         3           4
          for me.
       b. I wanted to learn more about what it’s like to be
                                                                                       1                2         3           4
          a researcher.
       c. I wanted to know if going to grad school in
                                                                                       1                2         3           4
          science or engineering was for me.
       d. I wanted hands-on experiences to reinforce
                                                                                       1                2         3           4
          what I learned in class
       e. Doing research was more appealing than other
                                                                                       1                2         3           4
          kinds of jobs. (―It beat delivering pizza.‖)
        f. I needed to fulfill my school’s/my scholarship’s
                                                                                       1                2         3           4
           requirements for research.
       g. I thought it would help me get into
                                                                                       1                2         3           4
          graduate/medical school or get a job
       h. I needed/wanted the academic credit I could get
                                                                                       1                2         3           4
          from doing research
        i. I thought it would be fun.                                                  1                2         3           4




Summer Student Questionnaire                                                      C-1-2                                                4/16/03
7. How important was each of the following in your decision to apply to/participate in the specific research
   program/project that you were in?
   (If an item does not apply to you, please circle the ―not important‖ category.)
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                               Not       Somewhat      Fairly     Extremely
                                                             Important   Important   Important    Important
       a. I wanted to know if this field of research was
                                                                1            2            3           4
          for me.
       b. I love this field of research and wanted to work
                                                                1            2            3           4
          in it.
       c. The research project(s) sounded interesting.          1            2            3           4
       d. I wanted to do something different than what
                                                                1            2            3           4
          I’ve done before.
       e. Someone I knew recommended it.                        1            2            3           4
        f. Personal interaction with the program
           coordinator, director, or other faculty              1            2            3           4
           member/researcher
       g. The reputation of the host institution                1            2            3           4
       h. The amount of the stipend and support package
                                                                1            2            3           4
          (housing, meals, etc.)
        i. The living arrangements at this program              1            2            3           4
        j. I wanted to be close to home.                        1            2            3           4
       k. I wanted to be far from home.                         1            2            3           4
        l. Geographic location of the project (not the
                                                                1            2            3           4
           distance from home per se) was appealing.
      m. This was the first program/project that accepted
                                                                1            2            3           4
         me for last summer.
       n. This was the only program/project that accepted
                                                                1            2            3           4
          me for last summer.

    Other important factors: ________________________________________________________________

     ___________________________________________________________________________________

Living Arrangements for Last Summer’s Research Activities
8. How many other undergraduates participated with you in last summer’s research activities? (If you
   participated in an REU Site Program, how many other undergraduates participated in that program?)
   (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
         Number: _________ IF TWO OR LESS, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 12

9. Did you live in the same dorm or apartment building with other students in the program?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2


Summer Student Questionnaire                                 C-1-3                                             4/16/03
10. Which of the following social/cultural activities, if any, were organized by the program staff for your group?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       Picnics, barbeques, social gatherings, etc. ..... 1
       Non-research related field trips ..................... 2
       Sports activities .............................................. 3
       Cultural activities (concerts, plays, etc.) ........ 4
       None of the above .......................................... 0

11. Last summer, were there any social activities (picnics, field trips, etc.) that were planned by program staff to
    include students in other research programs that were on campus for the summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

Last Summer’s Research Activities
12. Did you receive academic credit for your research activities last summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes .................. 1
       No.................... 2

13. Did you receive pay (for example, a stipend) for your research activities last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes .................. 1
       No.................... 2

14. Which one of the following best describes the academic majors of the undergraduates who participated with you in
    last summer’s research program? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       All or almost all had the same major as mine .......................................... 1
       The majors were not all the same, but they were in related fields ........... 2
       The majors were in very different fields .................................................. 3
       Other (please specify below) .................................................................... 4
        ________________________________________________________
       Don’t know .............................................................................................. 9

15. When you started last summer’s program/project, how well prepared did you feel you were for the work you were
    asked to do? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Not at all prepared.................. 1
       Somewhat prepared................ 2
       Fairly well prepared ............... 3
       Extremely well prepared ........ 4

16. In total, what was the average number of hours per week that you spent engaged in research-related activities last
    summer? (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
       ________ hours per week

Summer Student Questionnaire                                                          C-1-4                          4/16/03
17. During your research experiences last summer, what was the average number of hours per week that you spent
    engaged in research-related activities with each of the following types of individuals?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE IN EACH ROW)
    NOTE: IF YOUR RESEARCH WAS IN A NON-ACADEMIC INSTITUTION, PLEASE CONSIDER THE SENIOR
             RESEARCHER(S) YOU WORKED WITH TO BE FACULTY.

                                                Average number of hours per week:
                                    No time
                                    with this   Less than   1 hour up to 5 hours up 10 hours up 20 hours or   Have no
                                     person      1 hour        5 hours   to 10 hours to 20 hours   more        idea
       a. Your faculty
                                         1         2            3            4            5           6           9
          mentor(s)
       b. Postdocs/
                                         1         2            3            4            5           6           9
          grad students
       c. Other
                                         1         2            3            4            5           6           9
          undergraduates

18. Overall, how did you feel about the amount of contact you had with each of the following last summer?
     (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                    Too Little     About the  Too Much    Doesn’t
                                                                     Contact     Right Amount Contact     Apply
       a. Your faculty mentor(s)                                        1             2           3           0
       b. Grad students/post-docs                                       1             2           3           0
       c. Other undergraduates who were doing research                  1             2           3           0

19. How many other undergraduates, if any, did research last summer with the same faculty mentor as you?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

         Number: _________
         Have no idea……..99

20. Was your faculty mentor male or female? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Male.............. 1
         Female .......... 2

21. Was your faculty mentor’s race/ethnicity the same as yours? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Yes................ 1
         No ................. 2
         Not sure ........ 9

22. When your research activities began last summer, did you have a choice of projects to work on?
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2




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23. Which one of the following best describes your involvement in designing your project? (If you had more than one
    project, please answer for the one you worked on the most.) (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: Did not have my own project .............................................................................. 0
       The project was designed by someone else, without input from me............................................. 1
       Someone else had primary responsibility for designing my project but I provided input ............ 2
       I had primary responsibility for designing the project that I worked on ....................................... 3
       Other (please specify:) .................................................................................................................. 4
        __________________________________________________________________________

24. Generally speaking, who made each of the following kinds of decisions?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                          Grad Student/
                                                                                                          Faculty Mentor               Grad Student/
                                                                                         I Did            and I Together               Faculty Mentor
        a. What research techniques/materials were used                                     1                       2                             3
       b. What to do next (for example, following
                                                                                            1                       2                             3
          interim results)

25. Which of the following did you do as part of your experiences last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       Wrote a proposal describing the research I planned to do .....................................................                        1

       Collected and/or analyzed data or information to try to answer a research question .............                                      2

       Did little or nothing that seemed to me to be real research ....................................................                      3

       Gained increasing independence over the course of the summer ..........................................                               4

       Was able to complete my project (either during the summer or later) ...................................                               5

       Understood how my work contributed to the ―bigger picture‖ of research in this field ........                                         6

       Went on research-related field trip(s) (to other labs, etc.) .....................................................                    7

       Attended student conference(s) that includes students from multiple colleges .....................                                    8

       Attended professional conference(s) (conferences not specifically for students) ..................                                    9

       Prepared a poster presentation describing my research and results ....................................... 10

       Prepared a final written research report describing my research and results ......................... 11

       Delivered an oral presentation describing my research and results ....................................... 12

       Authored or co-authored a paper that has been/will be submitted for publication in a
       professional journal ................................................................................................................ 13




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26. To what extent, if at all, do you think your research experiences last summer increased each of the following?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                      How Much Each Increased:
                                                           Not At     Some-   A Fair   A Great        Have No
                                                            All       what   Amount      Deal          Idea
      Your understanding of…
      a. … how to formulate a research question               1          2         3          4          9
       b. … how to plan a research project                    1          2         3          4          9
       c. … how to conduct a research project                 1          2         3          4          9
       d. …how to deal with setbacks, ―negative
                                                              1          2         3          4          9
          results,‖ etc.
       e. …how scientific knowledge is built                  1          2         3          4          9
        f. …the nature of the job of a researcher             1          2         3          4          9
      Your skills/abilities in..
       g. …working collaboratively with others                1          2         3          4          9
       h. …working independently                              1          2         3          4          9
       Your awareness of…
        i. …career paths of the faculty in the program
                                                              1          2         3          4          9
           (how they got to where they are now)
        j. …what graduate school is like                      1          2         3          4          9
       k. …the variety of science/engineering fields
                                                              1          2         3          4          9
          you could specialize in
       l. …career options in science/engineering              1          2         3          4          9
       Your …
      m. …confidence in your research skills generally        1          2         3          4          9
       n. …confidence in your ability to succeed in
                                                              1          2         3          4          9
          grad school
       o. …qualifications for jobs in related fields          1          2         3          4          9




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27. How dissatisfied or satisfied were you with each of the following aspects of your experiences last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                      Very          Somewhat Somewhat       Very       Doesn’t
                                                                   Dissatisfied     Dissatisfied Satisfied Satisfied   Apply
       a. The project(s) you worked on                                  1                2            3        4         0
       b. The amount of involvement you had in
                                                                        1                2            3        4         0
          selecting/designing your project(s)
       c. The overall supportiveness of your
                                                                        1                2            3        4         0
          faculty mentor(s)
       d. The overall supportiveness of your grad
                                                                        1                2            3        4         0
          student/post-doc mentor(s)
       e. The extent to which you felt you were an
                                                                        1                2            3        4         0
          integral part of a research team
        f. The adequacy of the technical guidance
                                                                        1                2            3        4         0
           you received
       g. The independence you had in doing your
                                                                        1                2            3        4         0
          work
       h. Your living arrangements (housing,
                                                                        1                2            3        4         0
          meals)
        i. The social/cultural activities                               1                2            3        4         0
        j. How well-organized the program was                           1                2            3        4         0
       k. The experience as a whole                                     1                2            3        4         0

28. Was the research you did last summer in the same academic field as your current major?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ........................ 1
       No.......................... 2

29. How related was your research last summer to courses in your major that you have taken, either before last
    summer or since then? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       It was closely related to courses I have taken in my major .............. 1
       It was somewhat related to courses I have taken in my major .......... 2
       It was unrelated to courses I have taken in my major ....................... 3

30. Did you continue your summer research into the academic year, either with the same faculty mentor or with a
    different mentor? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes, with the same mentor ............... 1
       Yes, but with the different mentor ... 2
       No..................................................... 3

31. Have you stayed in touch with any of the following people whom you met last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                       Yes          No       Doesn’t Apply
        a. Your faculty mentor                                          1            2            0
       b. Graduate students or postdoctoral fellows                     1            2            0
        c. Other undergraduates                                         1            2            0


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Best and Worst Parts of Your Undergraduate Research Experiences
32. Please read all the way through the list below and then indicate:
      In Column A, which were among the best parts of your undergraduate research experiences?
      (PLEASE CIRCLE AT LEAST ONE BUT NO MORE THAN FIVE ITEMS IN COLUMN A)
      In Column B, which were among the worst parts of your undergraduate research experiences?
      (PLEASE CIRCLE AT LEAST ONE BUT NO MORE THAN FIVE ITEMS IN COLUMN B)

                                                              A.                  B.
                                                          Best Parts          Worst Parts
      Being part of a research team                           1                   1
      Doing my own project                                    2                   2
      Doing ―real‖ research                                   3                   3
      Field trips                                             4                   4
      Figuring things out on my own                           5                   5
      Flexible hours                                          6                   6
      Giving presentation(s)                                  7                   7
      Group meetings                                          8                   8
      Independence                                            9                   9
      Interactions with faculty                             10                   10
      Interactions with grad students                       11                   11
      Interactions with other undergraduates                12                   12
      Learning about career choices                         13                   13
      Learning how to deal with setbacks                    14                   14
      Learning to be resourceful                            15                   15
      Learning what grad school is like                     16                   16
      Making progress in a new area of research             17                   17
      Not enough interaction with others                    18                   18
      Politics of academia                                  19                   19
      Social activities                                     20                   20
      The geographic location                               21                   21
      The unpredictability of research                      22                   22
      Things not going right                                23                   23
      Waiting (―down‖ time)                                 24                   24
      Writing—proposal, results, etc.                       25                   25
      None of the above                                     26                   26
    Other best parts: __________________________________________________________________________
     _______________________________________________________________________________________

    Other worst parts: _________________________________________________________________________
     _______________________________________________________________________________________



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Other Research-Related Issues
33. When did you first become interested in science/math/engineering? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply to me: I’m really not very interested in
       science/math/engineering .............................................. 1
       I’ve been interested ever since I was a kid.................... 2
       During high school........................................................ 3
       During college............................................................... 4
       Don’t remember ............................................................ 9

34. While you were in high school or the summer after you graduated from high school, did you participate in any
    science or math fairs? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ................ 1
       No.................. 2

35. Were last summer’s research activities at the college you are currently attending?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ................ 1  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 37
       No.................. 2  PLEASE CONTINUE

36. Are there any opportunities for undergraduates in your major to do research at the college you are currently
    attending? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ................ 1  PLEASE CONTINUE
       No.................. 2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 38
       Not sure ......... 9  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 38

37. At your college, are undergraduates in your major required to do hands-on individual research (other than library
    research)? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes, all are ............. 1
       Only for honors ...... 2
       No........................... 3
       Not sure .................. 9




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38. Please read all the way through the list of activities below and then indicate:
    A. Including the research you did last summer, which kinds of hands-on research activities you have
        participated in, either at your high school, your college, or at some other location.
        (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
    B. If ―yes‖ on A, for how many months in total you have you done this.
        (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE FOR EACH APPLICABLE ITEM)
                                         A.                                                                   B.
                Have you done this, either in high school or college?                               Total number of months
           (Please do not include an activity in more than one category.)                             you have done this:
                                                                                         Yes   No
       (1) Summer research, other than intern or co-op
            program, with some group activities. Undergraduates
            work one-on-one with professors or researchers. The                                       Number of months:
            focus is full-time individual research, supplemented by                      1     2
            regular group meetings and other group activities.                                              _____
            Usually some kind of final report or presentation is
            required at the end.
       (2) Summer research, other than intern or co-op
            program, with few or no group activities. A full-time                                     Number of months:
            research project with a professor or researcher. Differs                     1     2
            from item (1) in that there are few or no group activities                                      _____
            with other undergraduates.
       (3) Research with a professor during one or more                                               Number of months:
                                                                                         1     2
            academic terms, while attending classes.                                                        _____
       (4) Intern or co-op program that involved research as its
            main component. Usually, a company or other
            organization pays you for working on a research project                                   Number of months:
                                                                                         1     2
            at their site. Sometimes you receive academic credit at                                         _____
            your school for this research. May happen any time of
            year.
       (5) A junior or senior thesis that involves research (other                                    Number of months:
            than library research) as its main component                                 1     2
                                                                                                          _____

39. At which of the following kinds of organizations have you participated in hands-on research with a teacher,
    professor, or research scientist? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       My high school ..................................................... 1
       My college/university ........................................... 2
       Other college or university.................................... 3
       Hospital or medical clinic ..................................... 4
       Non-profit research organization .......................... 5
       Government lab..................................................... 6
       For-profit company ............................................... 7
       Other organization (please specify below) ............ 8
       ____________________________________




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Effects of Your Undergraduate Research Experiences
40. To what extent has your interest in a career in each of the following increased or decreased as a result of ALL the
    undergraduate research experiences you have had? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                         Decreased   Decreased                  Increased    Increased    Have No
                                           a Lot     Somewhat     No Effect     Somewhat       a Lot       Idea
       a. Science or engineering            1            2               3            4          5            9
       b. Medicine                          1            2               3            4          5            9
       c. Research                          1            2               3            4          5            9
       d. Teaching                          1            2               3            4          5            9
       e. College/university                1            2               3            4          5            9
        f. Industry                         1            2               3            4          5            9

41. A. Before your first undergraduate research experience, what was the highest degree you expected to receive?
    B. What is the highest degree you now expect to receive?
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH COLUMN)
                                                        A.
                                             Expectations Before First           B.
                                             Undergraduate Research          Expectations
                                                   Experience                   Now
         Undecided                                      00                       00
         Associate of Arts (AA)                         01                       01
         Bachelor’s                                     02                       02
         Master’s (MA, MS, or MBA)                      03                       03
         LLB or JD                                      04                       04
         PhD                                            05                       05
         MD                                             06                       06
         MD or PhD (not sure which)                     07                       07
         MD and PhD (both degrees)                      08                       08
         Other (please specify below:)                  09                       09
         _________________________




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Your General Academic Experience
42. What is your current major (if any)? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)

                                 Do not have a major     ..................................................................... 00
                                   Computer Sciences     ..................................................................... 01
           Earth, Atmospheric, & Ocean Sciences:         Atmospheric Sciences ..................................               02
                                                         Geo Sciences ................................................         03
                                                         Ocean Sciences ............................................           04
                                                         Other Earth/Atmospheric/Ocean Sciences ...                            05
                                         Engineering:    Bio/Biomedical ............................................ 06
                                                         Chemical ......................................................       07
                                                         Civil .............................................................   08
                                                         Computer .....................................................        09
                                                         Electrical ......................................................     10
                                                         Industrial/Manufacturing .............................                11
                                                         Mechanical ...................................................        12
                                                         Metallurgical/Materials ................................   13
                                                         Other Engineering ........................................ 14
                                        Life Sciences:   Agricultural Sciences ................................... 15
                                                         Biological Sciences ...................................... 16
                                                         Biomedical Sciences .................................... 17
                                                         Other Life Sciences ...................................... 18
                               Mathematical Sciences:    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics ............. 19
                                                         Statistics ....................................................... 20
                                    Physical Sciences:   Astronomy ................................................... 21
                                                         Chemistry ..................................................... 22
                                                         Physics ......................................................... 23
                                                         Other Physical Sciences ............................... 24

                                        Pre-Medicine     ..................................................................... 25
               Science/Math/Technology Education         ..................................................................... 26
                       Social or Behavioral Sciences:    Anthropology ...............................................          27
                                                         Economics ....................................................        28
                                                         Political Science/Public Administration ......                        29
                                                         Psychology ...................................................        30
                                                         Sociology .....................................................       31
                                                         Other Social Science .................................... 32

                                     Interdisciplinary   ..................................................................... 33
                                      Other Sciences:    (please specify below) .................................. 34
                                         Non-sciences    ..................................................................... 35

     ―Other Sciences‖ major: _________________________________________________



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43. What is the full name and location of the college/university you attended last Spring (2002)?
    School’s FULL Name: _______________________________________________________

    City: ____________________________________ State: ______________________

44. What was your cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) as of the end of last Spring (2002)?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
    GPA: ____ . ____ out of a possible ____ . ____
45. What year are you now in college? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Freshman ............................................................ 1
       Sophomore ......................................................... 2
       Junior ................................................................. 3
       Senior (including fifth or sixth year senior) ....... 4

46. Did you start your undergraduate education at a 2-year college? (Do not include summer school at a 2-year
    school before you started at a 4-year school in the fall.) (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Yes................ 1
         No ................. 2

Background Information
47. What is your age?

    Age: _________

48. What is your sex? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Male.............. 1
         Female .......... 2

49. What is your ethnicity? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Hispanic or Latino ..................................... 1
        Not Hispanic or Latino .............................. 2

50. What is your race? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        American Indian or Alaskan Native .......... 1
        Asian.......................................................... 2
        Black or African American ....................... 3
        Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander .......... 4
        White ......................................................... 5




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Overview
51. What was the most important thing you learned about yourself as a result of your undergraduate research
    experiences?




52. Other comments.




53. We will be conducting a follow-up survey in 2005. To help us locate you at that time, please provide us
    with the following:

    Your current personal (non-school-specific) e-mail address, if you have one:

    __________________________________________________________

    Person likely to know how to reach you in 2005:

        Name: ____________________________________________

        Relationship to you: __________________________________

        Mailing address: ______________________________________

        ___________________________________________________

        City: _________________________ State: ________            ZIP: _____________

        Phone: ___________________________

        E-mail address: ________________________________________

                        Thank you very much for your participation in this study.
          As a token of our appreciation, we will send you a $20 gift certificate for Amazon.com
                              when we receive your completed questionnaire

               Please return this completed questionnaire in the enclosed postage paid envelope to:
                 SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue—BN221, Menlo Park, CA 94025

          If you have questions, please contact Susan Russell: 650-859-4164, susan.russell@sri.com


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                           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                  STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
               Academic Year (Fall 2002- Spring 2003) Research Experiences
                              Your responses to this questionnaire are strictly confidential.


Your Research Experiences During the Current Academic Year
(Fall 2002 – Spring 2003)
NOTE: If you have worked on more than one research project during the current academic year,
      please answer for the project on which you have spent the most time.

1. When did you begin working on the research project that you are participating in this year?
   (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE )
       Month: ___________________                     Year: ______
       Don’t remember ................. 9999

2.. How did you find out about this research project? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       The principal investigator (PI) approached me .......... 1
       I approached the PI .................................................... 2
       A friend told me about it ............................................ 3
       Another faculty member told me about it .................. 4
       Other (please specify): .............................................. 5
       _______________________________________________

3. Are you still participating in this research? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes .................. 1
       No.................... 2  PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW AS IF YOU WERE STILL
                                  PARTICIPATING IN THIS RESEARCH.


4. Have you received academic credit for any of your research this year? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes .................. 1
       No.................... 2

5. Have you received pay (for example, a stipend) for any of your research this year?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes .................. 1
       No.................... 2




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4/16/03                                                                                          Expiration Date: 04/30/2006
6. Have your research activities in this project taken place entirely in the United States, or have at least some
    of them taken place in another country? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Entirely in the United States ....................... 1
       At least some were in another country ........ 2


Factors in Your Decision to Do Research This Year
7. How important was each of the following in your decision to do research this year?
   (If an item does not apply to you, please circle the ―not important‖ category.)
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                   Not       Somewhat      Fairly    Extremely
                                                                 Important   Important   Important   Important
       a. I wanted to know if science or engineering
                                                                    1           2           3           4
          was for me.
       b. I wanted to learn more about what it’s like to
                                                                    1           2           3           4
          be a researcher.
       c. I wanted to know if going to grad school in
                                                                    1           2           3           4
          science or engineering was for me.
       d. I wanted hands-on experiences to to
                                                                    1           2           3           4
          reinforce what I learned in class
       e. Doing research was more appealing than
          other kinds of jobs. (―It beat delivering                 1           2           3           4
          pizza.‖)
        f. I needed to fulfill my school’s/my
                                                                    1           2           3           4
           scholarship’s requirements for research.
       g. I thought it would help me get into
                                                                    1           2           3           4
          graduate/medical school or get a job
       h. I needed/wanted the academic credit I could
                                                                    1           2           3           4
          get from doing research
        i. I thought it would be fun.                               1           2           3           4




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8. How important was each of the following in your decision to participate in the specific research project
   that you are involved with? (If an item does not apply to you, please circle the ―not important‖ category.)
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                             Not       Somewhat       Fairly     Extremely
                                                           Important   Important    Important    Important
       a. I wanted to know if this field of research was
                                                               1           2            3            4
          for me.
       b. I love this field of research and wanted to
                                                               1           2            3            4
          work in it.
       c. The research project(s) sounded interesting.         1           2            3            4
       d. I wanted to do something different than what
                                                               1           2            3            4
          I’ve done before.
       e. Someone I knew recommended it.                       1           2            3            4
        f. Personal interaction with my faculty mentor/
                                                               1           2            3            4
           supervisor.
       g. The amount of the stipend                            1           2            3            4
       h. This was the only project available for me to
                                                               1           2            3            4
          work on



    Other important factors: ______________________________________________________________

     _________________________________________________________________________________

Your Research Activities This Year
9. When you started this research project, how well prepared did you feel you were for the work you were
   asked to do? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Not at all prepared.................. 1
       Somewhat prepared................ 2
       Fairly well prepared ............... 3
       Extremely well prepared ........ 4

10. In total, what is the average number of hours per week that you have spent engaged in research-related
    activities since you have started doing research this year? (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
       ________ hours per week




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11. During your research experiences this year, what is the average number of hours per week that you have engaged
    in research-related activities with each of the following types of individuals?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE IN EACH ROW)
                                                     Average number of hours per week:
                                         No time
                                         with this   Less than   1 hour up to 5 hours up 10 hours up 20 hours or   Have no
                                          person      1 hour        5 hours   to 10 hours to 20 hours   more        idea
        a. Your faculty
                                            1           2            3                4         5         6          9
           mentor(s)
       b. Postdocs/
                                            1           2            3                4         5         6          9
          grad students
        c. Other
                                            1           2            3                4         5         6          9
           undergraduates

12. Overall, how do you feel about the amount of contact you have with each of the following?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                             Too Little       About the  Too Much   Doesn’t
                                                              Contact       Right Amount Contact    Apply
       a. Your faculty mentor(s)                                 1                2         3         0
       b. Your grad student/post-doc mentor(s)                   1                2         3         0
       c. Other undergraduates who were
                                                                 1                2         3         0
          doing research

13. How many other undergraduates, if any, are currently doing research with the same faculty mentor as you?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
         Number: _________
         Have no idea……..99

14. Is your faculty mentor male or female? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Male.............. 1
        Female .......... 2

15. Is your faculty mentor’s race/ethnicity the same as yours? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Yes................ 1
        No ................. 2
        Not sure ........ 9

16. When your research activities began this year, did you have a choice of projects to work on?
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2




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17. Which one of the following best describes your involvement in designing your project? (If you had more
    than one project, please answer for the one you worked on the most.) (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: Did not have my own project ........................................................................... 0
       The project was designed by someone else, without input from me.......................................... 1
       Someone else had primary responsibility for designing my project but I provided input ......... 2
       I had primary responsibility for designing the project that I worked on .................................... 3
       Other (please specify:) ............................................................................................................... 4
        _________________________________________________________________________

18. Generally speaking, who made each of the following kinds of decisions?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                            Grad Student/
                                                                                            Faculty Mentor              Grad Student/
                                                                           I Did            and I Together              Faculty Mentor
        a. What research techniques/materials
                                                                              1                       2                           3
           were used
       b. What to do next (for example,
                                                                              1                       2                           3
          following interim results)

19. Which of the following have you done as part of your research experiences this academic year?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)

       Wrote a proposal describing the research I planned to do ..........................................................                         1
       Collected and/or analyzed data or information to try to answer a research question..................                                        2
       Did little or nothing that seems to me to be real research ...........................................................                      3
       Gained increasing independence over the course of the year .....................................................                            4
       Will be able to complete my project (either during this year or later) ........................................                             5
       Understand how my work contributes to the ―bigger picture‖ of research in this field ..............                                         6
       Went/will go on research-related field trip(s) (to other labs, etc.) ..............................................                         7
       Attended/will attend student conference(s) that includes students from multiple colleges ........                                           8
       Attended/will attend professional conference(s) (conferences not specifically for students) .....                                           9
       Prepared/will prepare a poster presentation describing my research and results ........................ 10
       Prepared/will prepare a final written research report describing my research and results .......... 11
       Delivered/will deliver an oral presentation describing my research and results ......................... 12
       Authored or co-authored a paper (or will do so) that has been/will be submitted for
       publication in a professional journal ........................................................................................... 13




Academic Year Student Questionnaire                                                  C-2-5                                                             4/16/03
20. To what extent, if at all, do you think your research experiences this year have increased each of the following?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                         How Much Each Increased:
                                                              Not At     Some-   A Fair   A Great        Have No
                                                               All       what   Amount      Deal          Idea
       Your understanding of…
       a. … how to formulate a research question                1          2          3          4          9
       b. … how to plan a research project                      1          2          3          4          9
       c. … how to conduct a research project                   1          2          3          4          9
       d. …how to deal with setbacks, ―negative results,‖
                                                                1          2          3          4          9
          etc.
       e. …how scientific knowledge is built                    1          2          3          4          9
        f. …the nature of the job of a researcher               1          2          3          4          9
       Your skills/abilities in..
       g. …working collaboratively with others                  1          2          3          4          9
       h. …working independently                                1          2          3          4          9
       Your awareness of…
        i. …career paths of faculty you’ve worked with
                                                                1          2          3          4          9
           (how they got to where they are now)
        j. …what graduate school is like                        1          2          3          4          9
       k. …the variety of science/engineering fields you
                                                                1          2          3          4          9
          could specialize in
        l. …career options in science/engineering               1          2          3          4          9
       Your …
      m. …confidence in your research skills generally          1          2          3          4          9
       n. …confidence in your ability to succeed in grad
                                                                1          2          3          4          9
          school
       o. …qualifications for jobs in related fields            1          2          3          4          9




Academic Year Student Questionnaire                           C-2-6                                                4/16/03
21. How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with each of the following aspects of your research experiences this year?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                         Very        Somewhat Somewhat       Very       Doesn’t
                                                                      Dissatisfied   Dissatisfied Satisfied Satisfied   Apply
       a. The project(s) you have worked on                                1             2           3          4         0
       b. The amount of involvement you had in
                                                                           1             2           3          4         0
          selecting/designing your project(s)
       c. The overall supportiveness of your
                                                                           1             2           3          4         0
          faculty mentor(s)
       d. The overall supportiveness of your grad
                                                                           1             2           3          4         0
          student/post-doc mentor(s)
       e. The extent to which you feel you have
                                                                           1             2           3          4         0
          been an integral part of a research team
        f. The adequacy of the technical guidance
                                                                           1             2           3          4         0
           you have received
       g. The independence you have had in
                                                                           1             2           3          4         0
          doing your work
       h. The experience as a whole                                        1             2           3          4         0

22. Is your research this year in the same general academic field as your current major?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Yes........................ 1
         No ......................... 2

23. How related is your research this year to courses in your major that you have taken?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         It is closely related to courses I’ve taken in my major ................ 1
         It is somewhat related to courses I’ve taken in my major ............ 2
         It is unrelated to courses I’ve taken in my major ......................... 3

24. Do you plan to continue your research this summer, either with the same faculty mentor or with a different
    mentor? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Yes, with the same mentor ............... 1
         Yes, but with the different mentor.... 2
         No ..................................................... 3
         Don’t know....................................... 9

25. Do you plan to continue your research next fall, either with the same faculty mentor or with a different mentor?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Yes, with the same mentor ............... 1
         Yes, but with the different mentor.... 2
         No ..................................................... 3
         Don’t know....................................... 9




Academic Year Student Questionnaire                                            C-2-7                                              4/16/03
Best and Worst Parts of Your Undergraduate Research Experiences
26. Please read all the way through the list below and then indicate:
      In Column A, which were among the best parts of your undergraduate research experiences?
      (PLEASE CIRCLE AT LEAST ONE BUT NO MORE THAN FIVE ITEMS IN COLUMN A)
      In Column B, which were among the worst parts of your undergraduate research experiences?
      (PLEASE CIRCLE AT LEAST ONE BUT NO MORE THAN FIVE ITEMS IN COLUMN B)

                                                              A.                  B.
                                                          Best Parts          Worst Parts
      Being part of a research team                           1                   1
      Doing my own project                                    2                   2
      Doing ―real‖ research                                   3                   3
      Field trips                                             4                   4
      Figuring things out on my own                           5                   5
      Flexible hours                                          6                   6
      Giving presentation(s)                                  7                   7
      Group meetings                                          8                   8
      Independence                                            9                   9
      Interactions with faculty                              10                  10
      Interactions with grad students                        11                  11
      Interactions with other undergraduates                 12                  12
      Learning about career choices                          13                  13
      Learning how to deal with setbacks                     14                  14
      Learning to be resourceful                             15                  15
      Learning what grad school is like                      16                  16
      Making progress in a new area of research              17                  17
      Not enough interaction with others                     18                  18
      Politics of academia                                   19                  19
      Social activities                                      20                  20
      The geographic location                                21                  21
      The unpredictability of research                       22                  22
      Things not going right                                 23                  23
      Waiting (―down‖ time)                                  24                  24
      Writing—proposal, results, etc.                        25                  25
      None of the above                                      00                  00
    Other best parts: __________________________________________________________________________
     _______________________________________________________________________________________

    Other worst parts: _________________________________________________________________________
     _______________________________________________________________________________________




Academic Year Student Questionnaire                          C-2-8                                4/16/03
Other Research-Related Issues
27. When did you first become interested in science/math/engineering? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply to me: I’m really not very interested in
       science/math/engineering .............................................. 1
       I’ve been interested ever since I was a kid.................... 2
       During high school........................................................ 3
       During college............................................................... 4
       Don’t remember ............................................................ 9

28. While you were in high school or the summer after you graduated from high school, did you participate in any
    science or math fairs? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ................ 1
       No.................. 2

29. At your college, are undergraduates in your major required to do hands-on individual research (other than library
    research)? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes, all are ............. 1
       Only for honors ...... 2
       No........................... 3
       Not sure .................. 9




Academic Year Student Questionnaire                                              C-2-9                          4/16/03
30. Please read all the way through the list of activities below and then indicate:
    A. Including the research you are doing this year, which kinds of hands-on research activities you have
        participated in, either at your high school, your college, or at some other location.
        (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
    B. If ―yes‖ on A, for how many months in total you have you done this.
        (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE FOR EACH APPLICABLE ITEM)
                                         A.                                                  B.
                Have you done this, either in high school or college?              Total number of months
           (Please do not include an activity in more than one category.)            you have done this:
                                                                        Yes   No
       (1) Summer research, other than intern or co-op
           program, with some group activities. Undergraduates
           work one-on-one with professors or researchers. The                       Number of months:
           focus is full-time individual research, supplemented by      1     2
           regular group meetings and other group activities.                              _____
           Usually some kind of final report or presentation is
           required at the end.
       (2) Summer research, other than intern or co-op
           program, with few or no group activities. A full-time                     Number of months:
           research project with a professor or researcher. Differs     1     2
           from item (1) in that there are few or no group activities                      _____
           with other undergraduates.
       (3) Research with a professor during one or more                              Number of months:
                                                                        1     2
           academic terms, while attending classes.                                        _____
       (4) Intern or co-op program that involved research as its
           main component. Usually, a company or other
           organization pays you for working on a research project                   Number of months:
                                                                        1     2
           at their site. Sometimes you receive academic credit at                       _____
           your school for this research. May happen any time of
           year.
       (5) A junior or senior thesis that involved research                          Number of months:
           (other than library research) as its main component          1     2
                                                                                           _____




Academic Year Student Questionnaire                            C-2-10                                         4/16/03
31. At which of the following kinds of organizations have you participated in hands-on research with a teacher,
    professor, or research scientist? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       My high school ..................................................... 1
       My college/university ........................................... 2
       Other college or university.................................... 3
       Industry ................................................................. 4
       Non-profit organization ........................................ 5
       Government lab..................................................... 6
       Other organization (please specify below) ............ 7
       ____________________________________


Effects of Your Undergraduate Research Experiences
32. To what extent has your interest in a career in each of the following increased or decreased as a result
     of ALL the undergraduate research experiences you have had?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                  Decreased a Decreased                              Increased     Increased a   Have No
                                                     Lot      Somewhat                  No Effect    Somewhat          Lot        Idea
        a. Science or engineering                        1                  2                  3          4            5           9
       b. Medicine                                       1                  2                  3          4            5           9
        c. Research                                      1                  2                  3          4            5           9
       d. Teaching                                       1                  2                  3          4            5           9
        e. College/university                            1                  2                  3          4            5           9
        f. Industry                                      1                  2                  3          4            5           9

33. A. Before your first undergraduate research experience, what was the highest degree you expected to receive?
    B. What is the highest degree you now expect to receive?
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH COLUMN)
                                                                        A.
                                                             Expectations Before First                  B.
                                                             Undergraduate Research                 Expectations
                                                                   Experience                          Now
      Undecided                                                              00                         00
      Associate of Arts (AA)                                                 01                         01
      Bachelor’s                                                             02                         02
      Master’s (MA, MS, or MBA)                                              03                         03
      LLB or JD                                                              04                         04
      PhD                                                                    05                         05
      MD                                                                     06                         06
      MD or PhD (not sure which)                                             07                         07
      MD and PhD (both degrees)                                              08                         08
      Other (please specify below:)                                          09                         09
      _________________________



Academic Year Student Questionnaire                                                   C-2-11                                               4/16/03
Your General Academic Experience
34. What is your current major (if any)? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
                                  Do not have a major       ..................................................................... 00
                                      Computer Sciences     ..................................................................... 01
            Earth, Atmospheric, & Ocean Sciences:           Atmospheric Sciences ..................................               02
                                                            Geo Sciences ................................................         03
                                                            Ocean Sciences ............................................           04
                                                            Other Earth/Atmospheric/Ocean Sciences ...                            05
                                            Engineering:    Bio/Biomedical ............................................ 06
                                                            Chemical ......................................................       07
                                                            Civil .............................................................   08
                                                            Computer .....................................................        09
                                                            Electrical ......................................................     10
                                                            Industrial/Manufacturing .............................                11
                                                            Mechanical ...................................................        12
                                                            Metallurgical/Materials ................................   13
                                                            Other Engineering ........................................ 14
                                           Life Sciences:   Agricultural Sciences ................................... 15
                                                            Biological Sciences ...................................... 16
                                                            Biomedical Sciences .................................... 17
                                                            Other Life Sciences ...................................... 18
                               Mathematical Sciences:       Mathematics/Applied Mathematics ............. 19
                                                            Statistics ....................................................... 20
                                       Physical Sciences:   Astronomy ................................................... 21
                                                            Chemistry ..................................................... 22
                                                            Physics ......................................................... 23
                                                            Other Physical Sciences ............................... 24

                                           Pre-Medicine     ..................................................................... 25
               Science/Math/Technology Education            ..................................................................... 26
                       Social or Behavioral Sciences:       Anthropology ...............................................          27
                                                            Economics ....................................................        28
                                                            Political Science/Public Administration ......                        29
                                                            Psychology ...................................................        30
                                                            Sociology .....................................................       31
                                                            Other Social Science .................................... 32

                                        Interdisciplinary   ..................................................................... 33
                                         Other Sciences:    (please specify below) .................................. 34
                                            Non-sciences    ..................................................................... 35
      ―Other Sciences‖ major: _________________________________________________



Academic Year Student Questionnaire                                 C-2-12                                                             4/16/03
35. Is the research you are doing this year taking place at the college/university where you are attending classes?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ................................................................ 1
       No, the research is at a different school ........ 2
       No, the research is not at a school ................. 3

36. What is the full name and location of the college/university you are currently attending classes?
     School’s FULL Name: _______________________________________________________
     City: ____________________________________ State: ______________________

37. What was your cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) as of the start of the Fall 2002 academic term?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
     GPA: ____.____ out of a possible ____.____
38. What year are you now in college? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Freshman ............................................................ 1
       Sophomore ......................................................... 2
       Junior ................................................................. 3
       Senior (including fifth or sixth year senior) ....... 4

39. Did you start your undergraduate education at a 2-year college? (Do not include summer school at a 2-year school
    before you started at a 4-year school in the fall.) (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ............... 1
       No................. 2

Background Information
40. What is your age?
     Age: _________
41. What is your sex? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Male ............. 1
       Female .......... 2

42. What is your ethnicity? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Hispanic or Latino ..................................... 1
        Not Hispanic or Latino .............................. 2

43. What is your race? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        American Indian or Alaskan Native .......... 1
        Asian.......................................................... 2
        Black or African American ....................... 3
        Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander .......... 4
        White ......................................................... 5


Academic Year Student Questionnaire                                                 C-2-13                        4/16/03
Overview
44. What was the most important thing you have learned about yourself as a result of your undergraduate research
    experiences?




45. Other comments.




46. We will be conducting a follow-up survey in 2005. To help us locate you at that time, please provide us with the
    following:

    Your current personal (non-school-specific) e-mail address, if you have one:
    __________________________________________________________

    Person likely to know how to reach you in 2005:

         Name: ____________________________________________

         Relationship to you: __________________________________

         Mailing address: ______________________________________

         ___________________________________________________

         City: _________________________ State: ________            ZIP: _____________

         Phone: ___________________________

         E-mail address: ________________________________________


                         Thank you very much for your participation in this study.
           As a token of our appreciation, we will send you a $20 gift certificate for Amazon.com
                              when we receive your completed questionnaire.

                   Please return this completed questionnaire in the enclosed postage paid envelope to:
                     SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue—BN221, Menlo Park, CA 94025

               If you have questions, please contact Susan Russell: 650-859-4164, susan.russell@sri.com




Academic Year Student Questionnaire                           C-2-14                                           4/16/03
                      NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
           STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
    Graduate Student and Postdoc Mentors/Supervisors of Summer Research

Your Undergraduate Research Mentoring/Supervising Activities Last Summer
(2002)
1. For how many undergraduates were you a research mentor/supervisor last summer (regardless of the source of
   their support)?

    Number: ________ IF “0,” PLEASE STOP HERE AND RETURN THIS QUESTIONNAIRE TO SRI IN
                     THE ENCLOSED BUSINESS REPLY ENVELOPE

2. How many of these undergraduates (in question 1) are in each of the following categories?
   (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                   Number
     A. Number of Students Whose HOME College/University is:
     (1) Your institution                                           _______
       (2) Another institution                                      _______
      B. Number of Students in Each Academic Class, as of Last Summer:
      (1) Rising sophomores                                    _______
       (2) Rising juniors                                           _______
       (3) Rising seniors, or fifth year seniors                    _______

3. How many of these undergraduates (in question 1) are in each of the following demographic groups?
   (PLEASE ENTER ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                       Number
      A. Race/Ethnicity:
     (1) American Indian or Alaskan Native             _______
      (2) Asian                                         _______
      (3) Black or African American                     _______
      (4) Hispanic or Latino                            _______
      (5) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander           _______
      (6) Non-Hispanic white                            _______
      (7) More than one race                            _______
      (8) Unknown race                                  _______
       B. Sex:
      (1) Male                                          _______
      (2) Female                                        _______
                                                      (continued)



Summer Grad Student Questionnaire                      C-3-1                                   OMB No. 3145-0121
4/16/03                                                                                Expiration Date: 04/30/2006
                                                                                               Number
      C. Disability status:
      (1) Individuals with a hearing impairment                                                 _______
      (2) Individuals with a visual impairment                                                  _______
      (3) Individuals with a mobility/orthopedic impairment                                     _______
      (4) Individuals with other kind of impairment (please specify:)
          _______________________________________________                                       _______
      (5) Individuals with no disabilities                                                      _______
      (6) Individuals with unknown disability status                                            _______

4. What was the average number of hours per week that you spent engaged in research-related activities with each of
   the undergraduates you mentored/supervised? (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
       Average time per week with each student:
       Less than 1 hour ............................................. 1
       1 hour up to 5 hours ....................................... 2
       5 hours up to 10 hours.................................... 3
       10 hours up to 20 hours .................................. 4
       20 hours or more ............................................ 5
       Have no idea .................................................. 9

5. Generally speaking, who made each of the following kinds of decisions?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                              Undergraduates
                                                                                                    and
                                                                                               Grad Student/   Grad Student/
                                                                             Undergraduates   Faculty Mentor   Faculty Mentor
       a. What research techniques/materials were used                             1                2                3
       b. What to do next (for example, following
                                                                                   1                2                3
          interim results)




Summer Grad Student Questionnaire                                          C-3-2
4/16/03
6. Which of the following did any of the undergraduates you mentored/supervised do as part of their experiences last
   summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       Wrote a proposal describing the research they planned to do ......................................................................... 1
       Collected and/or analyzed data or information to try to answer a research question ...................................... 2
       Gained increasing independence over the course of the summer ................................................................... 3
       Were able to complete their project (either during the summer or later) ........................................................ 4
       Understood how their work contributed to the ―bigger picture‖ of research in this field ............................... 5
       Went on research-related field trip(s) (to other labs, etc.) .............................................................................. 6
       Attended student conference(s) that included students from multiple colleges .............................................. 7
       Attended professional conference(s) (conferences not specifically for students) ........................................... 8
       Prepared a poster presentation describing their research and results .............................................................. 9
       Prepared a final written research report describing their research and results ................................................ 10
       Delivered an oral presentation describing their research and results .............................................................. 11
       Authored or co-authored a paper that has been/will be submitted for publication in a professional journal.. 12




Summer Grad Student Questionnaire                                         C-3-3
4/16/03
7. To what extent, if at all, do you think your undergraduates’ experiences last summer increased each of the
   following? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                How Much Each Increased:
                                                                                               Not At           Some-          A Fair         A Great   Have No
                                                                                                All             what           Amount          Deal      Idea
      Their understanding of…
       a. … how to formulate a research question                                                   1               2                3           4         9
       b. … how to plan a research project                                                         1               2                3           4         9
       c. … how to conduct a research project                                                      1               2                3           4         9
       d. …how to deal with setbacks, ―negative results,‖ etc.                                     1               2                3           4         9
       e. …how scientific knowledge is built                                                       1               2                3           4         9
        f. …the nature of the job of a researcher                                                  1               2                3           4         9
      Their skills/abilities in..
       g. …working collaboratively with others                                                     1               2                3           4         9
       h. …working independently                                                                   1               2                3           4         9
      Their awareness of…
        i. …career paths of the faculty in the program (how
                                                                                                   1               2                3           4         9
           they got to where they are now)
        j. …what graduate school is like                                                           1               2                3           4         9
       k. …the variety of science/engineering fields they
                                                                                                   1               2                3           4         9
          could specialize in
        l. …career options in science/engineering                                                  1               2                3           4         9
      Their …
      m. … confidence in their research skills generally                                           1               2                3           4         9
       n. …confidence in their ability to succeed in grad
                                                                                                   1               2                3           4         9
          school
       o. …qualifications for jobs in related fields                                               1               2                3           4         9

     Other areas of significant improvement (please specify:) __________________________________________

8. Have you stayed in touch with any of the undergraduates you mentored/supervised last summer?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Yes................ 1
        No ................. 2

9. Did any of your undergraduates during the summer continue their research after the summer?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        Yes, one or more continued working with me .......................................................... 1
        Yes, one or more continued working on their project, but with someone else.......... 2
        No .............................................................................................................................. 3
        Don’t know................................................................................................................ 9



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4/16/03
Academic Field
10. Which of the following best describe the academic field(s) of your research last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
                                    Computer Sciences     ..................................................................... 01
           Earth, Atmospheric, & Ocean Sciences:          Atmospheric Sciences ..................................               02
                                                          Geo Sciences ................................................         03
                                                          Ocean Sciences ............................................           04
                                                          Other Earth/Atmospheric/Ocean Sciences ...                            05
                                          Engineering:    Bio/Biomedical ............................................           06
                                                          Chemical ......................................................       07
                                                          Civil .............................................................   08
                                                          Computer .....................................................        09
                                                          Electrical ......................................................     10
                                                          Industrial/Manufacturing .............................                11
                                                          Mechanical ...................................................        12
                                                          Metallurgical/Materials ................................              13
                                                          Other Engineering ........................................            14
                                         Life Sciences:   Agricultural Sciences ...................................             15
                                                          Biological Sciences ......................................            16
                                                          Biomedical Sciences ....................................              17
                                                          Other Life Sciences ......................................            18
                              Mathematical Sciences:      Mathematics/Applied Mathematics ............. 19
                                                          Statistics ....................................................... 20
                                     Physical Sciences:   Astronomy ...................................................         21
                                                          Chemistry .....................................................       22
                                                          Physics .........................................................     23
                                                          Other Physical Sciences ...............................               24
                                         Pre-Medicine     ..................................................................... 25
               Science/Math/Technology Education          ..................................................................... 26
                       Social or Behavioral Sciences:     Anthropology ...............................................          27
                                                          Economics ....................................................        28
                                                          Political Science/Public Administration ......                        29
                                                          Psychology ...................................................        30
                                                          Sociology .....................................................       31
                                                          Other Social Science ....................................             32
                                      Interdisciplinary   ..................................................................... 33
                                       Other Sciences:    (please specify below) .................................. 34
                                          Non-sciences    ..................................................................... 35

     ―Other Sciences‖field: _________________________________________________



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4/16/03
Your Experience with Undergraduates and Undergraduate Research Generally
11. For how many years have you mentored/supervised undergraduates doing research?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

         Number: _______

12. In total, approximately how many undergraduates would you estimate that you have mentored/supervised?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

         Number: _______

13. Did you yourself do research as an undergraduate? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ............ 1  PLEASE CONTINUE
       No.............. 2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 16

14. Which of the following kinds of research activities did you participate in as an undergraduate?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
   Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with some group activities. Undergraduates
   work one-on-one with professors or researchers. The focus is full-time individual research, supplemented by
   regular group meetings and other group activities. Usually some kind of final report or presentation is
   required at the end. ............................................................................................................................................ 1
   Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with few or no group activities. A full-time
   research project with a professor or researcher. Differs from item (1) in that there are few or no group
   activities with other undergraduates. .................................................................................................................          2
   Research with a professor during one or more academic terms, while attending classes .........................                                                   3
   Intern or co-op program that involved research as its main component. Usually, a company or other
   organization pays you for working on a research project at their site. Sometimes you receive academic credit
   at your school for this research. May happen any time of year. ....................................................................... 4
   A junior or senior thesis that involved research (other than library research) as its main component ..                                                          5

15. How important were your undergraduate research experiences to your decision to pursue teaching/research as a
    career? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Not important .................. 1
       Somewhat important ....... 2
       Fairly important .............. 3
       Extremely important ....... 4
       Have no idea ................... 9




Summer Grad Student Questionnaire                                                  C-3-6
4/16/03
16. How much do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements about undergraduates and
    undergraduate research? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                       Have No
                                                                                                        Idea/
                                                                         Disagree     Agree            Doesn’t
                                                             Disagree   Somewhat    Somewhat   Agree    Apply
       a. My own positive experiences doing
          undergraduate research help motivate me to be         1          2           3        4        9
          a mentor.
       b. Undergraduates have opened my eyes to things
          in my research I probably would have                  1          2           3        4        9
          overlooked.
       c. I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of
                                                                1          2           3        4        9
          working with undergraduates doing research.
       d. If there were no external pressures to do so, I
          probably would not involve undergraduates in          1          2           3        4        9
          my research.
       e. All in all, involving undergraduates in my
           research has been more of a burden than an           1          2           3        4        9
           asset to my research.
       f. All in all, mentoring undergraduates is a good
          experience for me as a graduate student/              1          2           3        4        9
          postdoc.
       g. Research is a good experience for
          undergraduates, regardless of their decisions         1          2           3        4        9
          about career or advanced degrees.
       h. Research experiences are more valuable for
          students who will pursue research or teaching         1          2           3        4        9
          careers than for those who will not.




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17. In your experience, how important are the following to providing a high quality research experience for
    undergraduates? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                              Too Much
                                                                                              Variation       Have
                                            Not       Somewhat      Fairly     Extremely   Among Students      No
                                          Important   Important   Important    Important    to Generalize     Idea
       a. Open and regular com-
          munication between the
          student and a mentor/              1           2            3            4               0           9
          supervisor (either faculty or
          graduate student)
       b. A research project that is
          closely related to the
                                             1           2            3            4               0           9
          student’s regular academic
          course work
       c. Involving the student in
          designing or selecting             1           2            3            4               0           9
          his/her project
       d. Making the student feel as
          though he/she is an integral       1           2            3            4               0           9
          part of the project team
       e. Providing sound technical
                                             1           2            3            4               0           9
          guidance
       f. Giving the student
          independence in conducting         1           2            3            4               0           9
          his/her research

18. Please describe below any differences you have found in the importance of any of the question 17 items by type of
    student—men vs. women, minorities vs. nonminorities, and so on.
     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________




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4/16/03
Background Information
The following information will help us interpret your responses to the previous questions. All
            your responses to this questionnaire are strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone
            outside our small research project team.
19. By which of the following kinds of organizations are you currently employed?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       College/university ...................         1
       For-profit organization ............           2
       Non-profit organization ..........             3
       Government lab.......................          4
       Other (please specify below) ...               5
        _______________________

20. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current academic rank? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Graduate student ...................... 1
       Postdoc ..................................... 2
       Other (please specify below) .... 3
       _________________________

21. What is your age?

    Age: ________

22. What is your sex? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Male.............. 1
         Female .......... 2


23. What is your ethnicity? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Hispanic or Latino ..................................... 1
        Not Hispanic or Latino .............................. 2

24. What is your race? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        American Indian or Alaskan Native .......... 1
        Asian.......................................................... 2
        Black or African American ....................... 3
        Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander .......... 4
        White ......................................................... 5




Summer Grad Student Questionnaire                                           C-3-9
4/16/03
Please include here any comments you'd like to make about this survey or about undergraduate research.




                      THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY
                   Please return this completed questionnaire in the enclosed postage paid envelope to:
                     SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue—BN221, Menlo Park, CA 94025

               If you have questions, please contact Susan Russell: 650-859-4164, susan.russell@sri.com




Summer Grad Student Questionnaire                          C-3-10
4/16/03
                        NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
              STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
           Graduate Student and Postdoc Mentors/Supervisors of Research
                         During the Current Academic Year

NOTE: By “current academic year,” we mean Fall 2002 – Spring 2003


Your Undergraduate Research Mentoring/Supervising Activities This
Academic Year

1. For how many undergraduates have you been a research mentor/supervisor during the current academic year
   (regardless of the source of their support)?

    Number: ________ IF “0,” PLEASE STOP HERE AND RETURN THIS QUESTIONNAIRE
                     TO SRI IN THE ENCLOSED BUSINESS REPLY ENVELOPE

2. How many of these undergraduates (in question 1) are in each academic class?
   (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
       a. Freshmen                                  _______
       b. Sophomores                                _______
       c. Juniors                                   _______
       d. Seniors, or fifth year seniors            _______

3. How many of these undergraduates (in question 1) are in each of the following demographic groups?
   (PLEASE ENTER ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                       Number
      A. Race/Ethnicity:
     (1) American Indian or Alaskan Native             _______
      (2) Asian                                        _______
      (3) Black or African American                    _______
      (4) Hispanic or Latino                           _______
      (5) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander          _______
      (6) Non-Hispanic white                           _______
      (7) More than one race                           _______
      (8) Unknown race                                 _______
       B. Sex:
      (1) Male                                          _______
      (2) Female                                        _______
                                                     (continued)


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                                                                                                 Number
       C. Disability status:
      (1) Individuals with a hearing impairment                                                   _______
      (2) Individuals with a visual impairment                                                    _______
      (3) Individuals with a mobility/orthopedic impairment                                       _______
      (4) Individuals with other kind of impairment (please specify:)
          _______________________________________________                                         _______
      (5) Individuals with no disabilities                                                        _______
      (6) Individuals with unknown disability status                                              _______

4. During the current academic year, what is the average number of hours per week that you have spent engaged in
   research-related activities with each of the undergraduates you mentored/supervised?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
       Average time per week with each student:
       Less than 1 hour ............................................. 1
       1 hour up to 5 hours ....................................... 2
       5 hours up to 10 hours.................................... 3
       10 hours up to 20 hours .................................. 4
       20 hours or more ............................................ 5
       Have no idea .................................................. 9

5. Generally speaking, who made each of the following kinds of decisions?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                Undergraduates
                                                                                                      and
                                                                                                 Grad Student/   Grad Student/
                                                                               Undergraduates   Faculty Mentor   Faculty Mentor
       a. What research techniques/materials were used                               1                2                3
       b. What to do next (for example, following
                                                                                     1                2                3
          interim results)




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6. Which of the following have any of the undergraduates you have mentored/supervised done as part of their
   experiences during the current academic year? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       Wrote a proposal describing the research they planned to do ..........................................................                        1
       Collected and/or analyzed data or information to try to answer a research question .......................                                    2
       Gained increasing independence over the course of the year ..........................................................                         3
       Will be able to complete their project (either during this year or later) ...........................................                         4
       Understood how their work contributed to the ―bigger picture‖ of research in this field ................                                      5
       Went/will go on research-related field trip(s) (to other labs, etc.) ...................................................                      6
       Attended/will attend student conference(s) that included students from multiple colleges .............                                        7
       Attended/will attend professional conference(s) (conferences not specifically for students) ..........                                        8
       Prepared/will prepare a poster presentation describing their research and results ...........................                                 9
       Prepared/will prepare a final written research report describing their research and results............. 10
       Delivered/will deliver an oral presentation describing their research and results ............................ 11
       Authored or co-authored a paper (or will do so) that has been/will be submitted for publication
       in a professional journal ................................................................................................................... 12




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4/16/03
7. To what extent, if at all, do you think your undergraduates’ experiences this academic year have increased each of
   the following? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                              How Much Each Has Increased:
                                                                                                Not At           Some-          A Fair           A Great   Have No
                                                                                                 All             what           Amount            Deal      Idea
       Their understanding of…
       a. … how to formulate a research question                                                    1                2               3                 4     9
       b. … how to plan a research project                                                          1                2               3                 4     9
       c. … how to conduct a research project                                                       1                2               3                 4     9
       d. …how to deal with setbacks, ―negative results,‖ etc.                                      1                2               3                 4     9
       e. …how scientific knowledge is built                                                        1                2               3                 4     9
        f. …the nature of the job of a researcher                                                   1                2               3                 4     9
       Their skills/abilities in..
       g. …working collaboratively with others                                                      1                2               3                 4     9
       h. …working independently                                                                    1                2               3                 4     9
       Their awareness of…
        i. …career paths of the faculty they’ve worked with
                                                                                                    1                2               3                 4     9
           (how the faculty got to where they are now)
        j. …what graduate school is like                                                            1                2               3                 4     9
       k. …the variety of science/engineering fields they
                                                                                                    1                2               3                 4     9
          could specialize in
       l. …career options in science/engineering                                                    1                2               3                 4     9
      Their …
      m. … confidence in their research skills generally                                            1                2               3                 4     9
       n. …confidence in their ability to succeed in grad
                                                                                                    1                2               3                 4     9
          school
       o. …qualifications for jobs in related fields                                                1                2               3                 4     9

     Other areas of significant improvement (please specify:) __________________________________________
     _______________________________________________________________________________________

8. As far as you know, are any of your undergraduates planning to continue their research this summer or next year?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
         Yes, one or more will continue working with me ............................................................. 1
         Yes, one or more will continue working on their project, but with someone else ............ 2
         No ...................................................................................................................................... 3
         Don’t know........................................................................................................................ 9




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4/16/03
Academic Field
9. Which of the following best describe the academic field(s) of your research this year?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
                                    Computer Sciences        ..................................................................... 01
           Earth, Atmospheric, & Ocean Sciences:             Atmospheric Sciences ..................................               02
                                                             Geo Sciences ................................................         03
                                                             Ocean Sciences ............................................           04
                                                             Other Earth/Atmospheric/Ocean Sciences ...                            05
                                             Engineering:    Bio/Biomedical ............................................           06
                                                             Chemical ......................................................       07
                                                             Civil .............................................................   08
                                                             Computer .....................................................        09
                                                             Electrical ......................................................     10
                                                             Industrial/Manufacturing .............................                11
                                                             Mechanical ...................................................        12
                                                             Metallurgical/Materials ................................              13
                                                             Other Engineering ........................................            14
                                            Life Sciences:   Agricultural Sciences ...................................             15
                                                             Biological Sciences ......................................            16
                                                             Biomedical Sciences ....................................              17
                                                             Other Life Sciences ......................................            18
                              Mathematical Sciences:         Mathematics/Applied Mathematics ............. 19
                                                             Statistics ....................................................... 20
                                     Physical Sciences:      Astronomy ...................................................         21
                                                             Chemistry .....................................................       22
                                                             Physics .........................................................     23
                                                             Other Physical Sciences ...............................               24
                                             Pre-Medicine    ..................................................................... 25
               Science/Math/Technology Education             ..................................................................... 26
                       Social or Behavioral Sciences:        Anthropology ...............................................          27
                                                             Economics ....................................................        28
                                                             Political Science/Public Administration ......                        29
                                                             Psychology ...................................................        30
                                                             Sociology .....................................................       31
                                                             Other Social Science ....................................             32
                                      Interdisciplinary      ..................................................................... 33
                                           Other Sciences:   (please specify below) .................................. 34
                                             Non-sciences    ..................................................................... 35

     ―Other Sciences‖field: _________________________________________________




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4/16/03
Your Experience with Undergraduates and Undergraduate Research Generally
10. For how many years have you mentored/supervised undergraduates doing research?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

          Number: _______

11. In total, approximately how many undergraduates would you estimate that you have mentored/supervised?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

          Number: _______

12. Did you yourself do research as an undergraduate? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Yes ............ 1  PLEASE CONTINUE
        No.............. 2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 15

13. Which of the following kinds of research activities did you participate in as an undergraduate?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
    Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with some group activities. Undergraduates
    work one-on-one with professors or researchers. The focus is full-time individual research, supplemented by
    regular group meetings and other group activities. Usually some kind of final report or presentation is
    required at the end. ............................................................................................................................................ 1
    Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with few or no group activities. A full-time
    research project with a professor or researcher. Differs from item (1) in that there are few or no group
    activities with other undergraduates. .................................................................................................................          2
    Research with a professor during one or more academic terms, while attending classes .........................                                                   3
    Intern or co-op program that involved research as its main component. Usually, a company or other
    organization pays you for working on a research project at their site. Sometimes you receive academic credit
    at your school for this research. May happen any time of year. ....................................................................... 4
    A junior or senior thesis that involved research (other than library research) as its main component ..                                                          5

14. How important were your undergraduate research experiences to your decision to pursue teaching/research as a
    career? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Not important .................. 1
        Somewhat important ....... 2
        Fairly important .............. 3
        Extremely important ....... 4
        Have no idea ................... 9




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4/16/03
15. How much do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements about undergraduates and
    undergraduate research? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                       Have No
                                                                                                        Idea/
                                                                        Disagree     Agree             Doesn’t
                                                            Disagree   Somewhat    Somewhat   Agree     Apply
       a. My own positive experiences doing
          undergraduate research help motivate me to be         1         2           3         4        9
          a mentor.
       b. Undergraduates have opened my eyes to things
          in my research I probably would have                  1         2           3         4        9
          overlooked.
       c. I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of
                                                                1         2           3         4        9
          working with undergraduates doing research.
       d. If there were no external pressures to do so, I
          probably would not involve undergraduates in          1         2           3         4        9
          my research.
       e. All in all, involving undergraduates in my
           research has been more of a burden than an           1         2           3         4        9
           asset to my research.
       f. All in all, mentoring undergraduates is a good
          experience for me as a graduate student/              1         2           3         4        9
          postdoc.
       g. Research is a good experience for
          undergraduates, regardless of their decisions         1         2           3         4        9
          about career or advanced degrees.
       h. Research experiences are more valuable for
          students who will pursue research or teaching         1         2           3         4        9
          careers than for those who will not.




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4/16/03
16. In your experience, how important are the following to providing a high quality research experience for
    undergraduates? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                              Too Much
                                                                                              Variation       Have
                                             Not       Somewhat      Fairly    Extremely   Among Students      No
                                           Important   Important   Important   Important    to Generalize     Idea
       a. Open and regular com-
          munication between the
          student and a mentor/               1           2           3            4               0           9
          supervisor (either faculty or
          graduate student)
       b. A research project that is
          closely related to the
                                              1           2           3            4               0           9
          student’s regular academic
          course work
       c. Involving the student in
          designing or selecting              1           2           3            4               0           9
          his/her project
       d. Making the student feel as
          though he/she is an integral        1           2           3            4               0           9
          part of the project team
       e. Providing sound technical
                                              1           2           3            4               0           9
          guidance
       f. Giving the student
          independence in conducting          1           2           3            4               0           9
          his/her research

17. Please describe below any differences you have found in the importance of any of the question 16 items by type of
    student—men vs. women, minorities vs. nonminorities, and so on.
     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________




Academic Year Grad Student Questionnaire                 C-4-8
4/16/03
Background Information
NOTE: The following information will help us interpret your responses to the previous questions. All
          your responses to this questionnaire are strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone
          outside our small research project team.
18. By which of the following kinds of organizations are you currently employed?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       College/university ...................         1
       For-profit organization ............           2
       Non-profit organization ..........             3
       Government lab.......................          4
       Other (please specify below) ...               5
        _______________________

19. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current academic rank? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Graduate student ...................... 1
       Post-doc ................................... 2
       Other (please specify below) .... 3
       _________________________

20. What is your age?

    Age: ________

21. What is your sex? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Male.............. 1
         Female .......... 2

22. What is your ethnicity? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Hispanic or Latino ..................................... 1
        Not Hispanic or Latino .............................. 2

23. What is your race? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        American Indian or Alaskan Native .......... 1
        Asian.......................................................... 2
        Black or African American ....................... 3
        Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander .......... 4
        White ......................................................... 5




Academic Year Grad Student Questionnaire                                    C-4-9
4/16/03
Please include here any comments you'd like to make about this survey or about undergraduate research.




                  THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY
                  Please return this completed questionnaire in the enclosed postage paid envelope to:
                    SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue—BN221, Menlo Park, CA 94025

               If you have questions, please contact Susan Russell: 650-859-4164, susan.russell@sri.com




Academic Year Grad Student Questionnaire                C-4-10
4/16/03
                            NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                 STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
                    Faculty Mentors/Supervisors of Summer Research

NOTE: If you are a scientist in a non-academic institution, please consider yourself
      “faculty” for the purpose of this survey.
Your Undergraduate Research Mentoring/Supervising Activities Last Summer (2002)
1. For how many undergraduates were you a research mentor/supervisor last summer (regardless of the source of
   their support)?
    Number: ________ IF “0,” PLEASE STOP HERE AND RETURN THIS QUESTIONNAIRE
                     TO SRI IN THE ENCLOSED BUSINESS REPLY ENVELOPE
2. How many of these undergraduates (in question 1) are in each of the following categories?
   (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                   Number
     A. Number of Students Whose Source of Support Was:
       (1)   NSF                                                       _______
       (2)   Other federal government sources                          _______
       (3)   University internal funds                                 _______
       (4)   Other sources (private foundations, industry, etc.)       _______
      B. Number of Students Whose HOME College/University is:
       (1) Your institution                                            _______
       (2) Another institution                                         _______
      C. Number of Students in Each Academic Class, as of Last Summer:
       (1) Rising sophomores                                           _______
       (2) Rising juniors                                              _______
       (3) Rising seniors, or fifth year seniors                       _______

3. How many of these undergraduates (in question 1) are in each of the following demographic groups?
   (PLEASE ENTER ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                       Number
     A. Race/Ethnicity:
      (1) American Indian or Alaskan Native                 _______
      (2) Asian                                             _______
      (3) Black or African American                         _______
      (4) Hispanic or Latino                                _______
      (5) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander               _______
      (6) Non-Hispanic white                                _______
      (7) More than one race                                _______
      (8) Unknown race                                      _______
                                                         (continued)
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                                                                                                                Number
      B. Sex
      (1) Male                                                                                                  _______
      (2) Female                                                                                                _______
      C. Disability status:
      (1) Individuals with a hearing impairment                                                                 _______
      (2) Individuals with a visual impairment                                                                  _______
      (3) Individuals with a mobility/orthopedic impairment                                                     _______
      (4) Individuals with other kind of impairment (please specify:)
          _______________________________________________                                                       _______
      (5) Individuals with no disabilities                                                                      _______
      (6) Individuals with unknown disability status                                                            _______

4. What was the average number of hours per week that you spent engaged in research-related activities with each of
   the undergraduates you mentored/supervised last summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
       Average time per week with each student:
       Less than 1 hour ............................................. 1
       1 hour up to 5 hours ....................................... 2
       5 hours up to 10 hours.................................... 3
       10 hours up to 20 hours .................................. 4
       20 hours or more ............................................ 5
       Have no idea .................................................. 9

5. Did any of your undergraduates last summer have a choice of projects to work on?
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

6. What involvement did your undergraduates last summer have in designing the project that they worked on?
   (If they worked on more than one project, please answer for the project on which they worked the most.)
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: The students were not assigned any particular project .............................................. 0
       I designed the projects without input from the students ..................................................................... 2
       I had primary responsibility for designing the projects but the students provided input .................... 3
       The students each had primary responsibility for designing the project that they worked on ............ 4
       It varied across students ...................................................................................................................... 5
       Other (please specify:) ........................................................................................................................ 6
        _____________________________________________________________________________




Summer Faculty Questionnaire                                                    C-5-2
4/16/03
7. Generally speaking, who made each of the following kinds of decisions?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                      Undergraduates
                                                                                                            and
                                                                                                       Grad Student/            Grad Student/
                                                                             Undergraduates           Faculty Mentor            Faculty Mentor
       a. What research techniques/materials were used                                1                        2                         3
       b. What to do next (for example, following
                                                                                      1                        2                         3
          interim results)

8. Which of the following did any of the undergraduates you mentored/supervised do as part of their experiences last
   summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       Wrote a proposal describing the research they planned to do ......................................................................... 1
       Collected and/or analyzed data or information to try to answer a research question ...................................... 2
       Gained increasing independence over the course of the summer ................................................................... 3
       Were able to complete their project (either during the summer or later) ........................................................ 4
       Understood how their work contributed to the ―bigger picture‖ of research in this field ............................... 5
       Went on research-related field trip(s) (to other labs, etc.) .............................................................................. 6
       Attended student conference(s) that included students from multiple colleges .............................................. 7
       Attended professional conference(s) (conferences not specifically for students) ........................................... 8
       Prepared a poster presentation describing their research and results .............................................................. 9
       Prepared a final written research report describing their research and results ................................................ 10
       Delivered an oral presentation describing their research and results .............................................................. 11
       Authored or co-authored a paper that has been/will be submitted for publication in a professional journal .. 12




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4/16/03
9. To what extent, if at all, do you think your undergraduates’ experiences last summer increased each of the
   following? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                 How Much Each Increased:
                                                                                                Not At           Some-   A Fair   A Great          Have No
                                                                                                 All             what   Amount      Deal            Idea
       Their understanding of…
       a. … how to formulate a research question                                                    1               2                3         4     9
       b. … how to plan a research project                                                          1               2                3         4     9
        c. … how to conduct a research project                                                      1               2                3         4     9
       d. …how to deal with setbacks, ―negative results,‖ etc.                                      1               2                3         4     9
        e. …how scientific knowledge is built                                                       1               2                3         4     9
        f. …the nature of the job of a researcher                                                   1               2                3         4     9
       Their skills/abilities in..
       g. …working collaboratively with others                                                      1               2                3         4     9
       h. …working independently                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
       Their awareness of…
        i. …career paths of the faculty in the program (how
                                                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
           you got to where you are now)
        j. …what graduate school is like                                                            1               2                3         4     9
       k. …the variety of science/engineering fields they
                                                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
          could specialize in
        l. …career options in science/engineering                                                   1               2                3         4     9
       Their …
       m. … confidence in their research skills generally                                           1               2                3         4     9
       n. …confidence in their ability to succeed in grad
                                                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
          school
       o. …qualifications for jobs in related fields                                                1               2                3         4     9

     Other areas of significant improvement (please specify:) __________________________________________
     _______________________________________________________________________________________

10. Have you stayed in touch with any of the undergraduates you mentored/supervised last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Yes................ 1
         No ................. 2

11. Did any of your undergraduates during the summer continue their research after the summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        Yes, one or more continued working with me .......................................................... 1
         Yes, one or more continued working on their project, but with someone else.......... 2
         No .............................................................................................................................. 3
         Don’t know................................................................................................................ 9


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Academic Field
12. Which of the following best describe the academic field(s) of your research last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
                                   Computer Sciences     ..................................................................... 01
           Earth, Atmospheric, & Ocean Sciences:         Atmospheric Sciences ..................................               02
                                                         Geo Sciences ................................................         03
                                                         Ocean Sciences ............................................           04
                                                         Other Earth/Atmospheric/Ocean Sciences ...                            05
                                         Engineering:    Bio/Biomedical ............................................           06
                                                         Chemical ......................................................       07
                                                         Civil .............................................................   08
                                                         Computer .....................................................        09
                                                         Electrical ......................................................     10
                                                         Industrial/Manufacturing .............................                11
                                                         Mechanical ...................................................        12
                                                         Metallurgical/Materials ................................              13
                                                         Other Engineering ........................................            14
                                        Life Sciences:   Agricultural Sciences ...................................             15
                                                         Biological Sciences ......................................            16
                                                         Biomedical Sciences ....................................              17
                                                         Other Life Sciences ......................................            18
                               Mathematical Sciences:    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics ............. 19
                                                         Statistics ....................................................... 20
                                    Physical Sciences:   Astronomy ...................................................         21
                                                         Chemistry .....................................................       22
                                                         Physics .........................................................     23
                                                         Other Physical Sciences ...............................               24
                                        Pre-Medicine     ..................................................................... 25
               Science/Math/Technology Education         ..................................................................... 26
                       Social or Behavioral Sciences:    Anthropology ...............................................          27
                                                         Economics ....................................................        28
                                                         Political Science/Public Administration ......                        29
                                                         Psychology ...................................................        30
                                                         Sociology .....................................................       31
                                                         Other Social Science ....................................             32
                                     Interdisciplinary   ..................................................................... 33
                                      Other Sciences:    (please specify below) .................................. 34
                                         Non-sciences    ..................................................................... 35

     ―Other Sciences‖field: _________________________________________________




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Your Experience with Undergraduates and Undergraduate Research Generally
13. Have undergraduates participated in your research during the current academic year (Fall 2002 – Spring 2003)?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

14. For how many years have you mentored/supervised undergraduates doing research, including
    mentoring/supervising you might have done as a grad student or post-doc?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

         Number: _______

15. In total, approximately how many undergraduates would you estimate that you have mentored/supervised?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

         Number: _______

16. Did you yourself do research as an undergraduate? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ............ 1  PLEASE CONTINUE
       No.............. 2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 19

17. Which of the following kinds of research activities did you participate in as an undergraduate?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
   Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with some group activities. Undergraduates
   work one-on-one with professors or researchers. The focus is full-time individual research, supplemented by
   regular group meetings and other group activities. Usually some kind of final report or presentation is
   required at the end. ............................................................................................................................................ 1
   Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with few or no group activities. A full-time
   research project with a professor or researcher. Differs from item (1) in that there are few or no group
   activities with other undergraduates.. ................................................................................................................          2
   Research with a professor during one or more academic terms, while attending classes .........................                                                   3
   Intern or co-op program that involved research as its main component. Usually, a company or other
   organization pays you for working on a research project at their site. Sometimes you receive academic credit
   at your school for this research. May happen any time of year. ....................................................................... 4
   A junior or senior thesis that involved research (other than library research) as its main component ..                                                          5

18. How important were your undergraduate research experiences to your decision to pursue teaching/research as a
    career? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Not important .................. 1
       Somewhat important ....... 2
       Fairly important .............. 3
       Extremely important ....... 4
       Have no idea ................... 9




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19. Which of the following best describes your department’s position on undergraduate research
    mentoring/supervising? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Faculty are required to serve as mentors/supervisors on undergraduate research ................. 1
       Faculty are not required to mentor/supervise undergraduate research, but are encouraged
       to do so ................................................................................................................................... 2
       The department takes no position on mentoring/supervising undergraduate research .......... 3
       Other (please specify below) .................................................................................................. 4
        _______________________________________________________________________

20. How much do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements about undergraduates and
    undergraduate research? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                                                             Have No
                                                                                                                                                              Idea/
                                                                                                         Disagree             Agree                          Doesn’t
                                                                                       Disagree         Somewhat            Somewhat              Agree       Apply
       a. My own positive experiences doing
          undergraduate research help motivate me to be                                      1                 2                   3                    4        9
          a mentor.
       b. Undergraduates have opened my eyes to things
          in my research I probably would have                                               1                 2                   3                    4        9
          overlooked.
       c. Involving undergraduates in my research gives
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
          me the opportunity to do something risky.
       d. Involving undergraduates in my research
          enables me to expand the avenues of                                                1                 2                   3                    4        9
          investigation that I can pursue.
       e. I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
          working with undergraduates doing research.
       f. My work lends itself well to undergraduate
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
          participation.
       g. If there were no external pressures to do so, I
          probably would not involve undergraduates in                                       1                 2                   3                    4        9
          my research.
       h. If I did not receive funding specifically for
          including undergraduates, I probably would                                         1                 2                   3                    4        9
          not involve them in my research.
       i. All in all, involving undergraduates in my
           research has been more of a burden than an                                        1                 2                   3                    4        9
           asset to my research.
       j. All in all, mentoring undergraduates is a good
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
          experience for graduate students.
       k. Mentoring undergraduates during the summer
          program is a good way to recruit them to be                                        1                 2                   3                    4        9
          graduate students in my lab/department.
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                                                                                                              Have No
                                                                                                               Idea/
                                                                           Disagree     Agree                 Doesn’t
                                                              Disagree    Somewhat    Somewhat     Agree       Apply
       l. Mentoring undergraduates is viewed favorably
          in my department’s tenure/promotion review              1           2           3             4       9
          process.
      m. Research is a good experience for
          undergraduates, regardless of their decisions           1           2           3             4       9
          about career or advanced degrees.
      n. Research experiences are more valuable for
          students who will pursue research or teaching           1           2           3             4       9
          careers than for those who will not.

21. In your experience, how important are the following to providing a high quality research experience for
    undergraduates? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                 Too Much
                                                                                                 Variation      Have
                                            Not       Somewhat          Fairly    Extremely   Among Students     No
                                          Important   Important       Important   Important    to Generalize    Idea
       a. Open and regular com-
          munication between the
          student and a mentor/              1            2              3            4             0               9
          supervisor (either faculty or
          graduate student)
       b. A research project that is
          closely related to the
                                             1            2              3            4             0               9
          student’s regular academic
          course work
       c. Involving the student in
          designing or selecting             1            2              3            4             0               9
          his/her project
       d. Making the student feel as
          though he/she is an integral       1            2              3            4             0               9
          part of the project team
       e. Providing sound technical
                                             1            2              3            4             0               9
          guidance
       f. Giving the student
          independence in conducting         1            2              3            4             0               9
          his/her research

22. Please describe below any differences you have found in the importance of any of the question 21 items by type of
    student—men vs. women, minorities vs. nonminorities, and so on.
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________




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Background Information
The following information will help us interpret your responses to the previous questions. All
          your responses to this questionnaire are strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone
          outside our small research project team.
23. By which of the following kinds of organizations are you currently employed?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       College/university ...................        1
       For-profit organization ............          2
       Non-profit organization ..........            3
       Government lab.......................         4
       Other (please specify below) ...              5
        _______________________
    IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN ACADEMIA, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 26

24. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current academic rank? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Professor .................................. 1
       Associate professor .................. 2
       Assistant professor ................... 3
       Adjunct professor ..................... 4
       Instructor or lecturer ................ 5
       Research associate ................... 6
       Other (please specify below) .... 7
       _________________________

25. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current tenure status? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: No tenure system here .............. 1
       Tenured .............................................................. 2
       On tenure track but not tenured.......................... 3
       Not on tenure track............................................. 4

26. What is your age? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Under 30 ............. 1
         30 to 39 ............... 2
         40 to 49 ............... 3
         50 to 59 ............... 4
         60 to 69 ............... 5
         70 or older .......... 6




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27. What is your sex? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Male.............. 1
        Female .......... 2

28. What is your ethnicity? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Hispanic or Latino ..................................... 1
        Not Hispanic or Latino .............................. 2

29. What is your race? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        American Indian or Alaskan Native .......... 1
        Asian.......................................................... 2
        Black or African American ....................... 3
        Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander .......... 4
        White ......................................................... 5

Overview
30. What is your single most important objective in mentoring/supervising undergraduate research?




Other comments.




                     THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY
                     Please return this completed questionnaire in the enclosed postage paid envelope to:
                       SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue—BN221, Menlo Park, CA 94025

                 If you have questions, please contact Susan Russell: 650-859-4164, susan.russell@sri.com


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                     NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
           STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
  Faculty Mentors/Supervisors of Research During the Current Academic Year
NOTES: If you are a scientist in a non-academic institution, please consider yourself “faculty” for the
       purpose of this survey.
       By “current academic year,” we mean Fall 2002 – Spring 2003.
Your Undergraduate Research Mentoring/Supervising Activities This Academic Year
1. For how many undergraduates have you been a research mentor/supervisor during the current academic year
   (regardless of the source of their support)?

    Number: ________ IF “0,” PLEASE STOP HERE AND RETURN THIS QUESTIONNAIRE
                     TO SRI IN THE ENCLOSED BUSINESS REPLY ENVELOPE

2. How many of these undergraduates (in question 1) are in each of the following categories?
   (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                           Number
     A. Number of Students Whose Current/Most Recent Source of Support Is:
     (1) NSF                                                               _______
       (2)   Other federal government sources                             _______
       (3)   University internal funds                                    _______
       (4)   Other sources (private foundations, industry, etc.)          _______
       C. Number of Students in Each Academic Class:
       (1) Freshmen                                                       _______
       (2)   Sophomores                                                   _______
       (3)   Juniors                                                      _______
       (4)   Seniors, or fifth year seniors                               _______

3. How many of these undergraduates (in question 1) are in each of the following demographic groups?
   (PLEASE ENTER ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                       Number
      A. Race/Ethnicity:
     (1) American Indian or Alaskan Native             _______
      (2) Asian                                             _______
      (3) Black or African American                         _______
      (4) Hispanic or Latino                                _______
      (5) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander               _______
      (6) Non-Hispanic white                                _______
      (7) More than one race                                _______
      (8) Unknown race                                      _______
                                                         (continued)


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                                                                                                                    Number
       B. Sex:
      (1) Male                                                                                                      _______
      (2) Female                                                                                                    _______
       C. Disability status:
      (1) Individuals with a hearing impairment                                                                     _______
      (2) Individuals with a visual impairment                                                                      _______
      (3) Individuals with a mobility/orthopedic impairment                                                         _______
      (4) Individuals with other kind of impairment (please specify:)
          _______________________________________________                                                           _______
      (5) Individuals with no disabilities                                                                          _______
      (6) Individuals with unknown disability status                                                                _______

4. During the current academic year, what is the average number of hours per week that you have spent engaged in
   research-related activities with each of the undergraduates you have mentored/supervised?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
      Average time per week with each student:
       Less than 1 hour ............................................. 1
       1 hour up to 5 hours ....................................... 2
       5 hours up to 10 hours.................................... 3
       10 hours up to 20 hours .................................. 4
       20 hours or more ............................................ 5
       Have no idea .................................................. 9

5. Did any of your undergraduates this year have a choice of projects to work on?
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

6. What involvement did your undergraduates this year have in designing the project that they worked on?
   (If they have worked on more than one project, please answer for the project on which they worked the most.)
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: The students were not assigned any particular project .............................................. 0
       I designed the projects without input from the students ..................................................................... 2
       I had primary responsibility for designing the projects but the students provided input .................... 3
       The students each had primary responsibility for designing the project that they worked on ............ 4
       It varied across students ...................................................................................................................... 5
       Other (please specify:) ........................................................................................................................ 6
        _____________________________________________________________________________




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7. Generally speaking, who made each of the following kinds of decisions?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                 Undergraduates
                                                                                                                       and
                                                                                                                  Grad Student/              Grad Student/
                                                                                     Undergraduates              Faculty Mentor              Faculty Mentor
        a. What research techniques/materials were used                                        1                           2                            3
       b. What to do next (for example, following
                                                                                               1                           2                            3
          interim results)

8. Which of the following have any of the undergraduates you have mentored/supervised this year done as part of
   their experiences during the current academic year? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)

       Wrote a proposal describing the research they planned to do ........................................................                        1
       Collected and/or analyzed data or information to try to answer a research question .....................                                    2
       Gained increasing independence over the course of the year ........................................................                         3
       Will be able to complete their project (either during this year or later) .........................................                         4
       Understood how their work contributed to the ―bigger picture‖ of research in this field ..............                                      5
       Went/will go on research-related field trip(s) (to other labs, etc.) .................................................                      6
       Attended/will attend student conference(s) that included students from multiple colleges ...........                                        7
       Attended/will attend professional conference(s) (conferences not specifically for students) ........                                        8
       Prepared/will prepare a poster presentation describing their research and results .........................                                 9
       Prepared/will prepare a final written research report describing their research and results........... 10
       Delivered/will deliver an oral presentation describing their research and results .......................... 11
       Authored or co-authored a paper (or will do so) that has been/will be submitted for publication
       in a professional journal ................................................................................................................. 12




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9. To what extent, if at all, do you think your undergraduates’ experiences this academic year have increased each of
   the following? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                               How Much Each Has Increased:
                                                                                                 Not At         Some-    A Fair   A Great Have No
                                                                                                  All            what   Amount      Deal    Idea
       Their understanding of…
       a. … how to formulate a research question                                                     1               2                3                4   9
       b. … how to plan a research project                                                           1               2                3                4   9
       c. … how to conduct a research project                                                        1               2                3                4   9
       d. …how to deal with setbacks, ―negative results,‖ etc.                                       1               2                3                4   9
       e. …how scientific knowledge is built                                                         1               2                3                4   9
        f. …the nature of the job of a researcher                                                    1               2                3                4   9
       Their skills/abilities in..
       g. …working collaboratively with others                                                       1               2                3                4   9
       h. …working independently                                                                     1               2                3                4   9
       Their awareness of…
        i. …career paths of the faculty they’ve worked with
                                                                                                     1               2                3                4   9
           (how you got to where you are now)
        j. …what graduate school is like                                                             1               2                3                4   9
       k. …the variety of science/engineering fields they
                                                                                                     1               2                3                4   9
          could specialize in
        l. …career options in science/engineering                                                    1               2                3                4   9
      Their …
      m. … confidence in their research skills generally                                             1               2                3                4   9
       n. …confidence in their ability to succeed in grad
                                                                                                     1               2                3                4   9
          school
       o. …qualifications for jobs in related fields                                                 1               2                3                4   9

     Other areas of significant improvement (please specify:) __________________________________________

10. As far as you know, are any of your undergraduates planning to continue their research this summer or next year?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
         Yes, one or more will continue working with me ................................................................. 1
         Yes, one or more will continue working on their project, but with someone else ................ 2
         No .......................................................................................................................................... 3
         Don’t know............................................................................................................................ 9




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Academic Field
11. Which of the following best describe the academic field(s) of your research this year?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
                                      Computer Sciences      ..................................................................... 01
            Earth, Atmospheric, & Ocean Sciences:            Atmospheric Sciences ..................................               02
                                                             Geo Sciences ................................................         03
                                                             Ocean Sciences ............................................           04
                                                             Other Earth/Atmospheric/Ocean Sciences ...                            05
                                            Engineering:     Bio/Biomedical ............................................           06
                                                             Chemical ......................................................       07
                                                             Civil .............................................................   08
                                                             Computer .....................................................        09
                                                             Electrical ......................................................     10
                                                             Industrial/Manufacturing .............................                11
                                                             Mechanical ...................................................        12
                                                             Metallurgical/Materials ................................              13
                                                             Other Engineering ........................................            14
                                           Life Sciences:    Agricultural Sciences ...................................             15
                                                             Biological Sciences ......................................            16
                                                             Biomedical Sciences ....................................              17
                                                             Other Life Sciences ......................................            18
                               Mathematical Sciences:        Mathematics/Applied Mathematics ............. 19
                                                             Statistics ....................................................... 20
                                       Physical Sciences:    Astronomy ...................................................         21
                                                             Chemistry .....................................................       22
                                                             Physics .........................................................     23
                                                             Other Physical Sciences ...............................               24
                                           Pre-Medicine      ..................................................................... 25
               Science/Math/Technology Education             ..................................................................... 26
                       Social or Behavioral Sciences:        Anthropology ...............................................          27
                                                             Economics ....................................................        28
                                                             Political Science/Public Administration ......                        29
                                                             Psychology ...................................................        30
                                                             Sociology .....................................................       31
                                                             Other Social Science ....................................             32
                                        Interdisciplinary    ..................................................................... 33
                                         Other Sciences:     (please specify below) .................................. 34
                                            Non-sciences     ..................................................................... 35

     ―Other Sciences‖field: _________________________________________________




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Your Experience with Undergraduates and Undergraduate Research Generally
12. Did undergraduates participate in your research last summer (2002)? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Yes ......................... 1
        No........................... 2

13. For how many years have you mentored/supervised undergraduates doing research, including
    mentoring/supervising you might have done as a grad student or post-doc?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

          Number: _______

14. In total, approximately how many undergraduates would you estimate that you have mentored/supervised?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

          Number: _______

15. Did you yourself do research as an undergraduate? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Yes ............ 1  PLEASE CONTINUE
        No.............. 2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 18

16. Which of the following kinds of research activities did you participate in as an undergraduate?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
    Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with some group activities. Undergraduates
    work one-on-one with professors or researchers. The focus is full-time individual research, supplemented by
    regular group meetings and other group activities. Usually some kind of final report or presentation is
    required at the end. ............................................................................................................................................ 1
    Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with few or no group activities. A full-time
    research project with a professor or researcher. Differs from item (1) in that there are few or no group
    activities with other undergraduates. .................................................................................................................          2
    Research with a professor during one or more academic terms, while attending classes .........................                                                   3
    Intern or co-op program that involved research as its main component. Usually, a company or other
    organization pays you for working on a research project at their site. Sometimes you receive academic credit
    at your school for this research. May happen any time of year. ....................................................................... 4
    A junior or senior thesis that involved research (other than library research) as its main component ..                                                          5

17. How important were your undergraduate research experiences to your decision to pursue teaching/research as a
    career? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Not important .................. 1
        Somewhat important ....... 2
        Fairly important .............. 3
        Extremely important ....... 4
        Have no idea ................... 9




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18. Which of the following best describes your department’s position on undergraduate research
    mentoring/supervising? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Faculty are required to serve as mentors/supervisors on undergraduate research ................. 1
       Faculty are not required to mentor/supervise undergraduate research, but are encouraged
       to do so ................................................................................................................................... 2
       The department takes no position on mentoring/supervising undergraduate research .......... 3
       Other (please specify below) .................................................................................................. 4
        _______________________________________________________________________

19. How much do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements about undergraduates and
    undergraduate research? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                                                             Have No
                                                                                                                                                              Idea/
                                                                                                         Disagree             Agree                          Doesn’t
                                                                                       Disagree         Somewhat            Somewhat              Agree       Apply
       a. My own positive experiences doing
          undergraduate research help motivate me to be                                      1                 2                   3                    4        9
          a mentor.
       b. Undergraduates have opened my eyes to things
          in my research I probably would have                                               1                 2                   3                    4        9
          overlooked.
       c. Involving undergraduates in my research gives
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
          me the opportunity to do something risky.
       d. Involving undergraduates in my research
          enables me to expand the avenues of                                                1                 2                   3                    4        9
          investigation that I can pursue.
       e. I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
          working with undergraduates doing research.
       f. My work lends itself well to undergraduate
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
          participation.
       g. If there were no external pressures to do so, I
          probably would not involve undergraduates in                                       1                 2                   3                    4        9
          my research.
       h. If I did not receive funding specifically for
          including undergraduates, I probably would                                         1                 2                   3                    4        9
          not involve them in my research.
       i. All in all, involving undergraduates in my
           research has been more of a burden than an                                        1                 2                   3                    4        9
           asset to my research.
       j. All in all, mentoring undergraduates is a good
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
          experience for graduate students.
       k. Mentoring undergraduates is a good way to
          recruit them to be graduate students in my                                         1                 2                   3                    4        9
          lab/department.
       l. Mentoring undergraduates is viewed favorably
          in my department’s tenure/promotion review                                         1                 2                   3                    4        9
          process.
                                                                                                                                                        (continued)


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                                                                                                              Have No
                                                                                                               Idea/
                                                                          Disagree     Agree                  Doesn’t
                                                              Disagree   Somewhat    Somewhat     Agree        Apply
      m. Research is a good experience for
         undergraduates, regardless of their decisions           1           2           3             4        9
         about career or advanced degrees.
      n. Research experiences are more valuable for
         students who will pursue research or teaching           1           2           3             4        9
         careers than for those who will not.

20. In your experience, how important are the following to providing a high quality research experience for
    undergraduates? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                Too Much
                                                                                                Variation       Have
                                            Not       Somewhat         Fairly    Extremely   Among Students      No
                                          Important   Important      Important   Important    to Generalize     Idea
       a. Open and regular com-
          munication between the
          student and a mentor/              1            2              3           4             0                9
          supervisor (either faculty or
          graduate student)
       b. A research project that is
          closely related to the
                                             1            2              3           4             0                9
          student’s regular academic
          course work
       c. Involving the student in
          designing or selecting             1            2              3           4             0                9
          his/her project
       d. Making the student feel as
          though he/she is an integral       1            2              3           4             0                9
          part of the project team
       e. Providing sound technical
                                             1            2              3           4             0                9
          guidance
       f. Giving the student
          independence in conducting         1            2              3           4             0                9
          his/her research

21. Please describe below any differences you have found in the importance of any of the question 20 items by type of
    student—men vs. women, minorities vs. nonminorities, and so on.
     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________




Academic Year Faculty Questionnaire                    C-6-8
4/16/03
Background Information
NOTE: The following information will help us interpret your responses to the previous questions. All
             your responses to this questionnaire are strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone
             outside our small research project team.
22. By which of the following kinds of organizations are you currently employed?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       College/university ...................        1
       For-profit organization ............          2
       Non-profit organization ..........            3
       Government lab.......................         4
       Other (please specify below) ...              5
        _______________________
    IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN ACADEMIA, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 25

23. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current academic rank? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Professor .................................. 1
       Associate professor .................. 2
       Assistant professor ................... 3
       Adjunct professor ..................... 4
       Instructor or lecturer ................ 5
       Research associate ................... 6
       Other (please specify below) .... 7
       _________________________

24. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current tenure status? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: No tenure system here .............. 1
       Tenured .............................................................. 2
       On tenure track but not tenured.......................... 3
       Not on tenure track............................................. 4

25. What is your age? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Under 30 ............. 1
         30 to 39 ............... 2
         40 to 49 ............... 3
         50 to 59 ............... 4
         60 to 69 ............... 5
         70 or older .......... 6




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26. What is your sex? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Male.............. 1
         Female .......... 2

27. What is your ethnicity? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Hispanic or Latino ..................................... 1
        Not Hispanic or Latino .............................. 2

28. What is your race? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        American Indian or Alaskan Native .......... 1
        Asian.......................................................... 2
        Black or African American ....................... 3
        Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander .......... 4
        White ......................................................... 5

Overview
29. What is your single most important objective in mentoring/supervising undergraduate research?




Comments.




                     THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY
                     Please return this completed questionnaire in the enclosed postage paid envelope to:
                                                      SRI International
                                             333 Ravenswood Avenue—BN221
                                                   Menlo Park, CA 94025

                 If you have questions, please contact Susan Russell: 650-859-4164, susan.russell@sri.com




Academic Year Faculty Questionnaire                                         C-6-10
4/16/03
                           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                  STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
                           NSF Center Principal Investigators

Summer Student Selection Criteria
1. How important was each of the following in selecting undergraduates to participate in research activities of your
   center last summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                     Not       Somewhat      Fairly     Extremely
                                                                   Important   Important   Important    Important
        a. Overall grade point average                                1           2            3             4
        b. Grade point average in major or selected courses           1           2            3             4
        c. Major                                                      1           2            3             4
        d. Courses taken                                              1           2            3             4
        e. Student’s essay                                            1           2            3             4
        f. Letter(s) of recommendation                                1           2            3             4
        g. Student’s interests match faculty interests                1           2            3             4
        h. Interview or other personal contact with student           1           2            3             4
        i. Motivation, enthusiasm                                     1           2            3             4
        j. NOT a pre-med student                                      1           2            3             4
        k. Obtaining a racially/ethnically diverse group              1           2            3             4
        l. Including a good mix of male and female students           1           2            3             4
       m. Including students with disabilities                        1           2            3             4




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4/21/03                                                                                       Expiration Date: 04/30/2006
2. In selecting undergraduates for participation in your center last summer, which of the following tended to be
   preferred?
    NOTE: These preferences may be determined by the target audience specified in your grant.
    A. Those who were undecided about grad school OR those who were already committed to going to grad school
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Those who were undecided .......... 1
          Those who were committed ......... 2
          Some of both ................................ 3
          Other (please specify:) ................. 4
          _________________________
          No preference ............................... 5
    B. Those with research experience OR those with no research experience (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
          Research experience..................... 1
          No research experience ................ 2
          Some of both ................................ 3
          Other (please specify:) ................. 4
          _________________________
          No preference ............................... 5
    C. Those from schools with few undergraduate research opportunities OR those from schools with many
       undergraduate research opportunities (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
          Those from schools with few
          undergraduate research opportunities ...                 1
          Those from schools with many
          undergraduate research opportunities ...                 2
          Some of both ................................            3
          Other (please specify:) ..........................       4
          _____________________________
          No preference ........................................   5
    D. Rising sophomores OR juniors OR seniors (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        Rising sophomores ....................... 1
          Rising juniors ............................... 2
          Rising seniors ............................... 3
          Some from all classes ................... 4
          No preference ............................... 5
    Other important selection criteria: ____________________________________________________________




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Barriers to Increased Undergraduate Research in Your Center
3. How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the number of undergraduates
   involved in research in your center? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                      Have No
                                                                                                       Idea/
            We probably would include more                            Disagree     Agree              Doesn’t
            undergraduates in our center if…              Disagree   Somewhat    Somewhat    Agree     Apply
        a. …we had financial support for more
                                                             1          2           3          4         9
           undergraduates
        b. …we had more faculty or researchers
                                                             1          2           3          4         9
           available/willing to be mentors/supervisors
        c. …we had more grad students or post-docs
                                                             1          2           3          4         9
           available/willing to be mentors/supervisors
        d. …there were more undergraduates who were
                                                             1          2           3          4         9
           interested
        e. …there were more undergraduates who were
                                                             1          2           3          4         9
           qualified
        f. ..we had more lab space, facilities, or
                                                             1          2           3          4         9
           equipment
        g. …we had more financial support for program
                                                             1          2           3          4         9
           administration

    Other barriers to increased undergraduate participation in your Center: _______________________________

      _______________________________________________________________________________________




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4/21/03
Your Undergraduate Research Mentoring/Supervising Activities Last Summer
4. For how many undergraduates, if any, were you personally a research mentor/supervisor last summer?
   (regardless of the source of their support)?

    Number: ________ IF NONE, SKIP TO QUESTION 15
5. How many of these undergraduates (in question 4) are in each of the following categories?
   (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                   Number
     A. Number Whose HOME College/University is:
     (1) Your institution                                           _______
       (2) Another institution                                     _______
       B. Number in Each Academic Class:
       (1) Rising sophomores                                       _______
       (2) Rising juniors                                          _______
       (3) Rising seniors, or fifth year seniors                   _______

6. How many of these undergraduates (in question 4) are in each of the following demographic groups?
   (PLEASE ENTER ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                    Number
       A. Race/Ethnicity:
           (1) American Indian or Alaskan Native                    _______
              (2) Asian                                             _______
              (3) Black or African American                         _______
              (4) Hispanic or Latino                                _______
              (5) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander               _______
              (6) Non-Hispanic white                                _______
              (7) More than one race                                _______
           (8) Unknown race                                         _______
       B. Sex:
           (1) Male                                                 _______
           (2) Female                                               _______
       C. Disability status:
           (1) Hearing impairment                                   _______
              (2) Visual impairment                                 _______
              (3) Mobility/orthopedic impairment                    _______
              (4) Other kind of impairment (please specify:)
              ______________________________________                _______
              (5) No disabilities                                   _______
              (6) Unknown disability status                         _______




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4/21/03
7. What was the average number of hours per week that you spent engaged in research-related activities with each of
   the undergraduates you mentored/supervised last summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
       Average time per week with each student:
       Less than 1 hour ............................................. 1
       1 hour up to 5 hours ....................................... 2
       5 hours up to 10 hours.................................... 3
       10 hours up to 20 hours .................................. 4
       20 hours or more ............................................ 5
       Have no idea .................................................. 9

8. Did any of your undergraduates last summer have a choice of projects to work on?
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

9. What involvement did your undergraduates last summer have in designing the project that they worked on?
   (If they worked on more than one project, please answer for the project on which they worked the most.)
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: the students were not assigned any particular project ............................................... 0
       I designed the projects without input from the students ..................................................................... 1
       I had primary responsibility for designing the projects but the students provided input .................... 2
       The students each had primary responsibility for designing the project that they worked on ............ 3
       It varied across students ...................................................................................................................... 4
       Other (please specify:) ........................................................................................................................ 5
         _____________________________________________________________________________

10. Generally speaking, who made each of the following kinds of decisions?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                 Undergraduates
                                                                                                                       and
                                                                                                                  Grad Student/              Grad Student/
                                                                                     Undergraduates              Faculty Mentor              Faculty Mentor
        a. What research techniques/materials were used                                        1                           2                           3
        b. What to do next (for example, following
                                                                                               1                           2                           3
           interim results)




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11. Which of the following did any of the undergraduates you mentored/supervised do as part of their experiences last
    summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       Wrote a proposal describing the research they planned to do .....................................................                         1
       Collected and/or analyzed data or information to try to answer a research question ..................                                     2
       Gained increasing independence over the course of the summer ...............................................                              3
       Were able to complete their project (either during the summer or later) ....................................                              4
       Understood how their work contributed to the ―bigger picture‖ of research in this field ...........                                       5
       Went on research-related field trip(s) (to other labs, etc.) ..........................................................                   6
       Attended student conference(s) that included students from multiple colleges ..........................                                   7
       Attended professional conference(s) (conferences not specifically for students) .......................                                   8
       Prepared a poster presentation describing their research and results ..........................................                           9
       Prepared a final written research report describing their research and results ............................ 10
       Delivered an oral presentation describing their research and results .......................................... 11
       Authored or co-authored a paper that has been/will be submitted for publication in a
       professional journal..................................................................................................................... 12




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4/21/03
12. To what extent, if at all, do you think your undergraduates’ experiences last summer increased each of the
    following? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                 How Much Each Increased:
                                                                                                Not At           Some-   A Fair   A Great          Have No
                                                                                                 All             what   Amount      Deal            Idea
       Their understanding of…
       a. … how to formulate a research question                                                    1               2                3         4     9
        b. … how to plan a research project                                                         1               2                3         4     9
        c. … how to conduct a research project                                                      1               2                3         4     9
        d. …how to deal with setbacks, ―negative results,‖ etc.                                     1               2                3         4     9
        e. …how scientific knowledge is built                                                       1               2                3         4     9
        f. …the nature of the job of a researcher                                                   1               2                3         4     9
       Their skills/abilities in..
       g. …working collaboratively with others                                                      1               2                3         4     9
        h. …working independently                                                                   1               2                3         4     9
       Their awareness of…
        i. …career paths of the faculty in the program (how
                                                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
           you got to where you are now)
        j. …what graduate school is like                                                            1               2                3         4     9
        k. …the variety of science/engineering fields they
                                                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
           could specialize in
        l. …career options in science/engineering                                                   1               2                3         4     9
       Their …
       m. … confidence in their research skills generally                                           1               2                3         4     9
        n. …confidence in their ability to succeed in grad
                                                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
           school
        o. …qualifications for jobs in related fields                                               1               2                3         4     9

     Other areas of significant improvement (please specify:) __________________________________________

13. Have you stayed in touch with any of the undergraduates you mentored/supervised last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Yes................ 1
         No ................. 2

14. Did any of your undergraduates in the summer program continue their research after the summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
         Yes, one or more continued working with me .......................................................... 1
         Yes, one or more continued working on their project, but with someone else.......... 2
         No .............................................................................................................................. 3
         Don’t know................................................................................................................ 9




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4/21/03
Academic Field
15. Which of the following best describe the academic field(s) of last summer’s research?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
                                    Computer Sciences      ..................................................................... 01
            Earth, Atmospheric, & Ocean Sciences:          Atmospheric Sciences ..................................               02
                                                           Geo Sciences ................................................         03
                                                           Ocean Sciences ............................................           04
                                                           Other Earth/Atmospheric/Ocean Sciences ...                            05
                                          Engineering:     Bio/Biomedical ............................................           06
                                                           Chemical ......................................................       07
                                                           Civil .............................................................   08
                                                           Computer .....................................................        09
                                                           Electrical ......................................................     10
                                                           Industrial/Manufacturing .............................                11
                                                           Mechanical ...................................................        12
                                                           Metallurgical/Materials ................................              13
                                                           Other Engineering ........................................            14
                                          Life Sciences:   Agricultural Sciences ...................................             15
                                                           Biological Sciences ......................................            16
                                                           Biomedical Sciences ....................................              17
                                                           Other Life Sciences ......................................            18
                                Mathematical Sciences:     Mathematics/Applied Mathematics ............. 19
                                                           Statistics ....................................................... 20
                                     Physical Sciences:    Astronomy ...................................................         21
                                                           Chemistry .....................................................       22
                                                           Physics .........................................................     23
                                                           Other Physical Sciences ...............................               24
                                          Pre-Medicine     ..................................................................... 25
                Science/Math/Technology Education          ..................................................................... 26
                          Social or Behavioral Sciences:   Anthropology ...............................................          27
                                                           Economics ....................................................        28
                                                           Political Science/Public Administration ......                        29
                                                           Psychology ...................................................        30
                                                           Sociology .....................................................       31
                                                           Other Social Science ....................................             32
                                       Interdisciplinary   ..................................................................... 33
                                        Other Sciences:    (please specify below) .................................. 34
                                           Non-sciences    ..................................................................... 35

     ―Other Sciences‖field: _________________________________________________




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4/21/03
Your Experience with Undergraduates and Undergraduate Research Generally
16. Have undergraduates participated in your research during the current academic year (Fall 2002 – Spring 2003)?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Yes ......................... 1
        No........................... 2

17. For how many years have you mentored/supervised undergraduates doing research, including
    mentoring/supervising you might have done as a grad student or post-doc?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

          Number: _______

18. In total, approximately how many undergraduates would you estimate that you have mentored/supervised?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

          Number: _______

19. Did you yourself do research as an undergraduate? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Yes ............ 1  PLEASE CONTINUE
        No.............. 2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 22

20. Which of the following kinds of research activities did you participate in as an undergraduate?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
    Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with some group activities. Undergraduates
    work one-on-one with professors or researchers. The focus is full-time individual research, supplemented by
    regular group meetings and other group activities. Usually some kind of final report or presentation is
    required at the end. ............................................................................................................................................ 1
    Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with few or no group activities. A full-time
    research project with a professor or researcher. Differs from item (1) in that there are few or no group
    activities with other undergraduates.. ................................................................................................................          2
    Research with a professor during one or more academic terms, while attending classes .........................                                                   3
    Intern or co-op program that involved research as its main component. Usually, a company or other
    organization pays you for working on a research project at their site. Sometimes you receive academic credit
    at your school for this research. May happen any time of year. ....................................................................... 4
    A junior or senior thesis that involved research (other than library research) as its main component ..                                                          5

21. How important were your undergraduate research experiences to your decision to pursue teaching/research as a
    career? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Not important .................. 1
        Somewhat important ....... 2
        Fairly important .............. 3
        Extremely important ....... 4
        Have no idea ................... 9




Center PI Questionnaire                                                             C-7-9
4/21/03
22. Which of the following best describes your department’s position on undergraduate research
    mentoring/supervising? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Faculty are required to serve as mentors/supervisors on undergraduate research ................. 1
       Faculty are not required to mentor/supervise undergraduate research, but are encouraged
       to do so ................................................................................................................................... 2
       The department takes no position on mentoring/supervising undergraduate research .......... 3
       Other (please specify below) .................................................................................................. 4
        _______________________________________________________________________

23. How much do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements about undergraduates and
    undergraduate research? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                                                                Have No
                                                                                                                                                                 Idea/
                                                                                                         Disagree             Agree                             Doesn’t
                                                                                       Disagree         Somewhat            Somewhat              Agree          Apply
        a. My own positive experiences doing
           undergraduate research help motivate me to be                                     1                 2                   3                    4           9
           a mentor.
        b. Undergraduates have opened my eyes to things
           in my research I probably would have                                              1                 2                   3                    4           9
           overlooked.
        c. Involving undergraduates in my research gives
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4           9
           me the opportunity to do something risky.
        d. Involving undergraduates in my research
           enables me to expand the avenues of                                               1                 2                   3                    4           9
           investigation that I can pursue.
        e. I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4           9
           working with undergraduates doing research.
        f. My work lends itself well to undergraduate
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4           9
           participation.
        g. If there were no external pressures to do so, I
           probably would not involve undergraduates in                                      1                 2                   3                    4           9
           my research.
        h. If I did not receive funding specifically for
           including undergraduates, I probably would                                        1                 2                   3                    4           9
           not involve them in my research.
        i. All in all, involving undergraduates in my
            research has been more of a burden than an                                       1                 2                   3                    4           9
            asset to my research.
        j. All in all, mentoring undergraduates is a good
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4           9
           experience for graduate students.
        k. Mentoring undergraduates during the summer
           program is a good way to recruit them to be                                       1                 2                   3                    4           9
           graduate students in my lab/department.
                                                                                                                                                            (continued)




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                                                                                                              Have No
                                                                                                               Idea/
                                                                           Disagree     Agree                 Doesn’t
                                                               Disagree   Somewhat    Somewhat     Agree       Apply
        l. Mentoring undergraduates is viewed favorably
           in my department’s tenure/promotion review             1           2           3             4       9
           process.
       m. Research is a good experience for
           undergraduates, regardless of their decisions          1           2           3             4       9
           about career or advanced degrees.
       n. Research experiences are more valuable for
           students who will pursue research or teaching          1           2           3             4       9
           careers than for those who will not.

24. In your experience, how important are the following to providing a high quality research experience for
    undergraduates? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                 Too Much
                                                                                                 Variation      Have
                                             Not       Somewhat         Fairly    Extremely   Among Students     No
                                           Important   Important      Important   Important    to Generalize    Idea
        a. Open and regular com-
           munication between the
           student and a mentor/              1            2              3           4             0               9
           supervisor (either faculty or
           graduate student)
        b. A research project that is
           closely related to the
                                              1            2              3           4             0               9
           student’s regular academic
           course work
        c. Involving the student in
           designing or selecting             1            2              3           4             0               9
           his/her project
        d. Making the student feel as
           though he/she is an integral       1            2              3           4             0               9
           part of the project team
        e. Providing sound technical
                                              1            2              3           4             0               9
           guidance
        f. Giving the student
           independence in conducting         1            2              3           4             0               9
           his/her research

25. Please describe below any differences you have found in the importance of any of the question 24 items by type of
    student—men vs. women, minorities vs. nonminorities, and so on.
      _______________________________________________________________________________________

      _______________________________________________________________________________________

      _______________________________________________________________________________________


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4/21/03
Background Information
NOTE: The following information will help us interpret your responses to the previous questions. All
            your responses to this questionnaire are strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone
            outside our small research project team.
26. By which of the following kinds of organizations are you currently employed?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS))
       College/university ...................        1
       For-profit organization ............          2
       Non-profit organization ..........            3
       Government lab.......................         4
       Other (please specify below) ...              5
         _______________________
    IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN ACADEMIA, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 29

27. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current academic rank? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Professor .................................. 1
       Associate professor .................. 2
       Assistant professor ................... 3
       Adjunct professor ..................... 4
       Instructor or lecturer ................ 5
       Research associate ................... 6
       Other (please specify below) .... 7
       _________________________

28. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current tenure status? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: No tenure system here .............. 1
       Tenured .............................................................. 2
       On tenure track but not tenured.......................... 3
       Not on tenure track............................................. 4

29. What is your age?
         Under 30 ............. 1
         30 to 39 ............... 2
         40 to 49 ............... 3
         50 to 59 ............... 4
         60 to 69 ............... 5
         70 or older .......... 6




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30. What is your sex? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Male.............. 1
         Female .......... 2

31. What is your ethnicity? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Hispanic or Latino ..................................... 1
        Not Hispanic or Latino .............................. 2

32. What is your race? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        American Indian or Alaskan Native .......... 1
        Asian.......................................................... 2
        Black or African American ....................... 3
        Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander .......... 4
        White ......................................................... 5

Overview
33. What is your single most important objective in mentoring/supervising undergraduate research?




Comments.




                     THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY
                     Please return this completed questionnaire in the enclosed postage paid envelope to:
                                                      SRI International
                                             333 Ravenswood Avenue—BN221
                                                   Menlo Park, CA 94025

                 If you have questions, please contact Susan Russell: 650-859-4164, susan.russell@sri.com




Center PI Questionnaire                                                     C-7-13
4/21/03
                           NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                  STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
                         REU Site Program Principal Investigators



Participants in Your 2002 REU Site Program
1. How many undergraduates…? (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATES)

                                                                               Number
        a. …applied to your 2002 REU Site program                              _______
        b. …participated in your 2002 REU Site program (please include
           all participants, regardless of the source of their support)        _______

2. Of the students included in question 1b, how many were in each of the categories listed below?
   PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)

                                                                       Number of Students
       A. Number of students whose source of support was:
            (1) NSF REU                                                      _______
            (2) Other NSF                                                    _______
            (3) Other federal government sources                             _______
            (4) University internal funds                                    _______
            (5) Other sources (private foundations, industry, etc.)          _______
        B. Number of students whose HOME college/university is:
            (1) Your institution                                             _______
            (2) Other institutions                                           _______
       C. Number of students in each academic class
            (1) Rising sophomores                                            _______
            (2) Rising juniors                                               _______
            (3) Rising seniors, or fifth year seniors                        _______




Site PI Questionnaire                                      C-8-1                                    OMB No. 3145-0121
4/21/03                                                                                     Expiration Date: 04/30/2006
3. Of the students included in question 1b, how many were in each of the following demographic groups?
   (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                 Number of Students
       A. Race/Ethnicity:
              (1) American Indian or Alaskan Native                     _______
              (2) Asian                                                 _______
              (3) Black or African American                             _______
              (4) Hispanic or Latino                                    _______
              (5) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander                   _______
              (6) Non-Hispanic white                                    _______
              (7) More than one race                                    _______
              (8) Unknown race                                          _______
        B. Sex:
            (1) Male                                                    _______
              (2) Female                                                _______
       C. Disability status:
              (1) Hearing impairment                                    _______
              (2) Visual impairment                                     _______
              (3) Mobility/orthopedic impairment                        _______
              (4) Other kind of impairment (please specify:)
              ______________________________________                    _______
              (5) No disabilities                                       _______
              (6) Unknown disability status                             _______

4. Did any of the undergraduates who participated in your 2002 REU Site program conduct research outside the
   United States?
       Yes ......................... 1  How many undergraduates did this?   _______
       No........................... 2




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REU Site Program Student Recruitment
5. Did you personally recruit students for your 2002 REU Site program?
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2
6. Did any of your colleagues participate in recruiting students for your 2002 REU Site program?
       Yes ......................... 1  How many colleagues helped recruit?                               _______
       No........................... 2
7. A. Other than including statements in announcements that their participation was encouraged, did your program
       specifically recruit underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities in any of the following ways?
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS IN COLUMN A BELOW)
   B. If your program used any specific recruitment strategies for racial/ethnic minorities, which one was the most
       effective? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN COLUMN B BELOW)
                                                                                                                          A.          B.
                                                                                                                                 This Was the
                                                                                                                          Did        Most
                                                                                                                          This    Effective
       We made no specific solicitations to racial/ethnic minorities ................................                      0         ---
       We contacted colleagues in institutions with large minority populations ..............                              1          1
       We contacted colleagues in institutions that do not have large minority
       populations to ask about minority students ............................................................             2          2
       We approached prospective minority participants directly ....................................                       3          3
       We asked faculty in institutions with large minority populations to announce the
       opportunity to their students ..................................................................................    4          4
       We visited institutions with large minority populations to talk with students .......                               5          5
       We sent announcements to student chapters of minority professional groups ......                                    6          6
       We used other methods for recruiting racial/ethnic minorities (please specify:)...                                  7          7
       _____________________________________________________________




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8. A. Other than including statements in announcements that their participation was encouraged, did your program
       specifically recruit women in any of the following ways?
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS IN COLUMN A BELOW)
   B. If your program used any specific recruitment strategies for women, which one was the most effective?
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN COLUMN B BELOW)
                                                                                        A.          B.
                                                                                              This Was the
                                                                                       Did        Most
                                                                                       This     Effective
       We made no specific solicitations to women .........................................................                          0   ---
       We contacted colleagues in women-only institutions ............................................                               1    1
       We contacted colleagues in co-ed institutions to ask about female students .........                                          2   2
       We approached prospective female participants directly.......................................                                 3   3
       We asked faculty in women-only institutions to announce the opportunity to
       their students ..........................................................................................................     4   4
       We visited women-only institutions to talk with students .....................................                                5   5
       We sent announcements to student chapters of women’s professional groups......                                                6   6
       We used other methods for recruiting women (please specify:) ............................                                     7   7
       _____________________________________________________________

9. A. Other than including statements in announcements that their participation was encouraged, did your program
       specifically recruit students with disabilities in any of the following ways?
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS IN COLUMN A BELOW)
   B. If your program used any specific recruitment strategies for students with disabilities, which one was the most
       effective? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN COLUMN B BELOW)
                                                                                            A.          B.
                                                                                                  This Was the
                                                                                           Did        Most
                                                                                           This     Effective
       We made no specific solicitations to students with disabilities .............................                                 0   ---
       We contacted colleagues in institutions for people with disabilities (e.g.,
       National Technical Institute for the Deaf) .............................................................                      1   1
       We contacted colleagues in various types of institutions to ask about students
       with disabilities ......................................................................................................      2   2
       We approached prospective disabled participants directly ....................................                                 3   3
       We asked faculty in institutions for people with disabilities to announce the
       opportunity to their students ..................................................................................              4   4
       We visited institutions for people with disabilities to talk with students ...............                                    5   5
       We sent announcements to professional groups/programs for students/scientists
       with disabilities (such as AAAS’s Entry Point) .....................................................                          6   6
       We sent announcements to disabled students’ resource offices at other
       institutions ..............................................................................................................   7   7
       We used other methods for recruiting students with disabilities (please specify:)                                             8   8
       _____________________________________________________________


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4/21/03
10. As far as you know, how were undergraduates in general recruited for participation in the program last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       We contacted colleagues (by phone, e-mail, etc.) in other institutions ............................ 1
       We approached prospective participants directly ............................................................ 2
       We visited other institutions to talk with students ........................................................... 3
       We sent announcements to other institutions or student groups ..................................... 4
       We placed announcements on listservs ............................................................................ 5
       We placed announcements in external newspapers, newsletters, etc. ............................. 6
       We placed announcements in campus/department newspapers, newsletters, etc. .......... 7
       We announced the opportunity to our students (in classes, etc.) ..................................... 8
       We posted announcements around the department(s) ...................................................... 9
       Students found us on NSF’s or the university/department’s REU Web site .................... 10
       We used other recruitment methods (please specify:) ..................................................... 11
         ____________________________________________________________________

Selection Criteria for REU Site Students
11. How important was each of the following in selecting undergraduates to participate in research activities of your
    2002 REU Site program? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                   Not            Somewhat           Fairly    Extremely
                                                                                 Important        Important        Important   Important
        a. Overall grade point average                                                 1                2                3        4
        b. Grade point average in major or selected courses                            1                2                3        4
        c. Major                                                                       1                2                3        4
        d. Courses taken                                                               1                2                3        4
        e. Student’s essay                                                             1                2                3        4
        f. Letter(s) of recommendation                                                 1                2                3        4
        g. Student’s interests match faculty interests                                 1                2                3        4
        h. Interview or other personal contact with student                            1                2                3        4
         i. Motivation, enthusiasm                                                     1                2                3        4
         j. NOT a pre-med student                                                      1                2                3        4
        k. Obtaining a racially/ethnically diverse group                               1                2                3        4
         l. Including a good mix of male and female students                           1                2                3        4
       m. Including students with disabilities                                         1                2                3        4




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4/21/03
12. In selecting undergraduates for participation in your 2002 REU Site program, which of the following tended to be
    preferred?
    NOTE: These preferences may be determined by the target audience specified in your grant.
    A. Those who were undecided about grad school OR those who were already committed to going to grad school
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Those who were undecided .......... 1
          Those who were committed ......... 2
          Some of both ................................ 3
          Other (please specify:) ................. 4
          _________________________
          No preference ............................... 5
    B. Those with research experience OR those with no research experience (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
          Research experience..................... 1
          No research experience ................ 2
          Some of both ................................ 3
          Other (please specify:) ................. 4
          _________________________
          No preference ............................... 5
    C. Those from schools with few undergraduate research opportunities OR those from schools with many
       undergraduate research opportunities (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
          Those from schools with few
          undergraduate research opportunities ...                 1
          Those from schools with many
          undergraduate research opportunities ...                 2
          Some of both ................................            3
          Other (please specify:) ..........................       4
          _____________________________
          No preference ........................................   5
    D. Rising sophomores OR juniors OR seniors (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        Rising sophomores ....................... 1
          Rising juniors ............................... 2
          Rising seniors ............................... 3
          Some from all classes ................... 4
          No preference ............................... 5
    Other important selection criteria: ____________________________________________________________




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Barriers to Increased Undergraduate Research in Your REU Site Program
13. How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the number of undergraduates in
    your REU Site program? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                       Have No
                                                                                                        Idea/
             We probably would include more                             Disagree     Agree             Doesn’t
             undergraduates in our REU Site Program if…     Disagree   Somewhat    Somewhat   Agree     Apply
        a. …we had financial support for more
                                                                  1       2           3         4          9
           undergraduates
        b. …we had more faculty or researchers
                                                                  1       2           3         4          9
           available/willing to be mentors/supervisors
        c. …we had more grad students or post-docs
                                                                  1       2           3         4          9
           available/willing to be mentors/supervisors
        d. …there were more undergraduates who were
                                                                  1       2           3         4          9
           interested
        e. …there were more undergraduates who were
                                                                  1       2           3         4          9
           qualified
        f. ..we had more lab space, facilities, or
                                                                  1       2           3         4          9
           equipment
        g. …we had more financial support for program
                                                                  1       2           3         4          9
           administration

    Other barriers to increased undergraduate participation in your REU Site program: ______________________

      _______________________________________________________________________________________




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4/21/03
Your Undergraduate Research Mentoring/Supervising Activities in Your 2002
REU Site Program
14. For how many undergraduates, if any, were you personally a research mentor/supervisor in your 2002 REU Site
    Program? (regardless of the source of their support)?

    Number: ________ IF NONE, SKIP TO QUESTION 25
15. How many of these undergraduates (in question 14) are in each of the following categories?
    (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                    Number
      A. Number Whose HOME College/University is:
           (1) Your institution                                     _______
              (2) Another institution                               _______
       B. Number in Each Academic Class:
           (1) Rising sophomores                                    _______
              (2) Rising juniors                                    _______
              (3) Rising seniors, or fifth year seniors             _______

16. How many of these undergraduates (in question 14) are in each of the following demographic groups?
    (PLEASE ENTER ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                     Number
       A. Race/Ethnicity:
           (1) American Indian or Alaskan Native                     _______
              (2) Asian                                              _______
              (3) Black or African American                          _______
              (4) Hispanic or Latino                                 _______
              (5) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander                _______
              (6) Non-Hispanic white                                 _______
              (7) More than one race                                 _______
            (8) Unknown race                                         _______
        B. Sex:
            (1) Male                                                 _______
           (2) Female                                                _______
       C. Disability status:
           (1) Hearing impairment                                    _______
              (2) Visual impairment                                  _______
              (3) Mobility/orthopedic impairment                     _______
              (4) Other kind of impairment (please specify:)
              ______________________________________                 _______
              (5) No disabilities                                    _______
              (6) Unknown disability status                          _______


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4/21/03
17. What was the average number of hours per week that you spent engaged in research-related activities with each of
    the undergraduates you mentored/supervised last summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
       Average time per week with each student:
       Less than 1 hour ............................................. 1
       1 hour up to 5 hours ....................................... 2
       5 hours up to 10 hours.................................... 3
       10 hours up to 20 hours .................................. 4
       20 hours or more ............................................ 5
       Have no idea .................................................. 9

18. Did any of your undergraduates last summer have a choice of projects to work on?
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

19. What involvement did your undergraduates last summer have in designing the project that they worked on?
    (If they worked on more than one project, please answer for the project on which they worked on the most.)
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: the students were not assigned any particular project ............................................... 0
       I designed the projects without input from the students ..................................................................... 1
       I had primary responsibility for designing the projects but the students provided input .................... 2
       The students each had primary responsibility for designing the project that they worked on ............ 3
       It varied across students ...................................................................................................................... 4
       Other (please specify:) ........................................................................................................................ 5
         _____________________________________________________________________________

20. Generally speaking, who made each of the following kinds of decisions?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                 Undergraduates
                                                                                                                       and
                                                                                                                  Grad Student/              Grad Student/
                                                                                     Undergraduates              Faculty Mentor              Faculty Mentor
        a. What research techniques/materials were used                                        1                           2                           3
        b. What to do next (for example, following
                                                                                               1                           2                           3
           interim results)




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4/21/03
21. Which of the following did any of the undergraduates you mentored/supervised do as part of their experiences last
    summer? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       Wrote a proposal describing the research they planned to do ..................................................                          1
       Collected and/or analyzed data or information to try to answer a research question ...............                                      2
       Gained increasing independence over the course of the summer ............................................                               3
       Were able to complete their project (either during the summer or later) .................................                               4
       Understood how their work contributed to the ―bigger picture‖ of research in this field ........                                        5
       Went on research-related field trip(s) (to other labs, etc.) .......................................................                    6
       Attended student conference(s) that included students from multiple colleges .......................                                    7
       Attended professional conference(s) (conferences not specifically for students) ....................                                    8
       Prepared a poster presentation describing their research and results .......................................                            9
       Prepared a final written research report describing their research and results ......................... 10
       Delivered an oral presentation describing their research and results ....................................... 11
       Authored or co-authored a paper that has been/will be submitted for publication in a
       professional journal .................................................................................................................. 12




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4/21/03
22. To what extent, if at all, do you think your undergraduates’ experiences last summer increased each of the
    following? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                 How Much Each Increased:
                                                                                                Not At           Some-   A Fair   A Great          Have No
                                                                                                 All             what   Amount      Deal            Idea
       Their understanding of…
       a. … how to formulate a research question                                                    1               2                3         4     9
        b. … how to plan a research project                                                         1               2                3         4     9
        c. … how to conduct a research project                                                      1               2                3         4     9
        d. …how to deal with setbacks, ―negative results,‖ etc.                                     1               2                3         4     9
        e. …how scientific knowledge is built                                                       1               2                3         4     9
        f. …the nature of the job of a researcher                                                   1               2                3         4     9
       Their skills/abilities in..
       g. …working collaboratively with others                                                      1               2                3         4     9
        h. …working independently                                                                   1               2                3         4     9
       Their awareness of…
        i. …career paths of the faculty in the program (how
                                                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
           you got to where you are now)
         j. …what graduate school is like                                                           1               2                3         4     9
        k. …the variety of science/engineering fields they
                                                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
           could specialize in
         l. …career options in science/engineering                                                  1               2                3         4     9
       Their …
       m. … confidence in their research skills generally                                           1               2                3         4     9
        n. …confidence in their ability to succeed in grad
                                                                                                    1               2                3         4     9
           school
        o. …qualifications for jobs in related fields                                               1               2                3         4     9

     Other areas of significant improvement (please specify:) _________________________________________

23. Have you stayed in touch with any of the undergraduates you mentored/supervised in your 2002 REU Site
    program? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Yes................ 1
         No ................. 2

24. Did any of your undergraduates in the 2002 REU Site program continue their research after the program ended?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
         Yes, one or more continued working with me .......................................................... 1
         Yes, one or more continued working on their project, but with someone else.......... 2
         No .............................................................................................................................. 3
         Don’t know................................................................................................................ 9




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4/21/03
Academic Field
25. Which of the following best describe the academic field(s) of last summer’s research?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
                                  Computer Sciences      ..................................................................... 01
            Earth, Atmospheric, & Ocean Sciences:        Atmospheric Sciences ..................................               02
                                                         Geo Sciences ................................................         03
                                                         Ocean Sciences ............................................           04
                                                         Other Earth/Atmospheric/Ocean Sciences ...                            05
                                        Engineering:     Bio/Biomedical ............................................           06
                                                         Chemical ......................................................       07
                                                         Civil .............................................................   08
                                                         Computer .....................................................        09
                                                         Electrical ......................................................     10
                                                         Industrial/Manufacturing .............................                11
                                                         Mechanical ...................................................        12
                                                         Metallurgical/Materials ................................              13
                                                         Other Engineering ........................................            14
                                        Life Sciences:   Agricultural Sciences ...................................             15
                                                         Biological Sciences ......................................            16
                                                         Biomedical Sciences ....................................              17
                                                         Other Life Sciences ......................................            18
                              Mathematical Sciences:     Mathematics/Applied Mathematics ............. 19
                                                         Statistics ....................................................... 20
                                   Physical Sciences:    Astronomy ...................................................         21
                                                         Chemistry .....................................................       22
                                                         Physics .........................................................     23
                                                         Other Physical Sciences ...............................               24
                                        Pre-Medicine     ..................................................................... 25
                Science/Math/Technology Education        ..................................................................... 26
                        Social or Behavioral Sciences:   Anthropology ...............................................          27
                                                         Economics ....................................................        28
                                                         Political Science/Public Administration ......                        29
                                                         Psychology ...................................................        30
                                                         Sociology .....................................................       31
                                                         Other Social Science ....................................             32
                                     Interdisciplinary   ..................................................................... 33
                                      Other Sciences:    (please specify below) .................................. 34
                                         Non-sciences    ..................................................................... 35

      ―Other Sciences‖field: _________________________________________________



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4/21/03
Your Experience with Undergraduates and Undergraduate Research Generally
26. Have undergraduates participated in your research during the current academic year (Fall 2002 – Spring 2003)?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Yes ......................... 1
        No........................... 2

27. For how many years have you mentored/supervised undergraduates doing research, including
    mentoring/supervising you might have done as a grad student or post-doc?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

          Number: _______

28. In total, approximately how many undergraduates would you estimate that you have mentored/supervised?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

          Number: _______

29. Did you yourself do research as an undergraduate? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      Yes ............ 1  PLEASE CONTINUE
      No.............. 2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 32

30. Which of the following kinds of research activities did you participate in as an undergraduate?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
    Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with some group activities. Undergraduates
    work one-on-one with professors or researchers. The focus is full-time individual research, supplemented by
    regular group meetings and other group activities. Usually some kind of final report or presentation is
    required at the end. ............................................................................................................................................ 1
    Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with few or no group activities. A full-time
    research project with a professor or researcher. Differs from item (1) in that there are few or no group
    activities with other undergraduates. .................................................................................................................          2
    Research with a professor during one or more academic terms, while attending classes .........................                                                   3
    Intern or co-op program that involved research as its main component. Usually, a company or other
    organization pays you for working on a research project at their site. Sometimes you receive academic credit
    at your school for this research. May happen any time of year. ....................................................................... 4
    A junior or senior thesis that involved research (other than library research) as its main component ..                                                          5

31. How important were your undergraduate research experiences to your decision to pursue teaching/research as a
    career? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      Not important .................. 1
      Somewhat important ....... 2
      Fairly important .............. 3
      Extremely important ....... 4
      Have no idea ................... 9




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4/21/03
32. Which of the following best describes your department’s position on undergraduate research
    mentoring/supervising? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Faculty are required to serve as mentors/supervisors on undergraduate research ................. 1
       Faculty are not required to mentor/supervise undergraduate research, but are encouraged
       to do so ................................................................................................................................... 2
       The department takes no position on mentoring/supervising undergraduate research .......... 3
       Other (please specify below) .................................................................................................. 4
        _______________________________________________________________________

33. How much do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements about undergraduates and
    undergraduate research? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                                                             Have No
                                                                                                                                                              Idea/
                                                                                                         Disagree             Agree                          Doesn’t
                                                                                       Disagree         Somewhat            Somewhat              Agree       Apply
        a. My own positive experiences doing
           undergraduate research help motivate me to be                                     1                 2                   3                    4        9
           a mentor.
        b. Undergraduates have opened my eyes to things
           in my research I probably would have                                              1                 2                   3                    4        9
           overlooked.
        c. Involving undergraduates in my research gives
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
           me the opportunity to do something risky.
        d. Involving undergraduates in my research
           enables me to expand the avenues of                                               1                 2                   3                    4        9
           investigation than I can pursue.
        e. I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
           working with undergraduates doing research.
        f. My work lends itself well to undergraduate
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
           participation.
        g. If there were no external pressures to do so, I
           probably would not involve undergraduates in                                      1                 2                   3                    4        9
           my research.
        h. If I did not receive funding specifically for
           including undergraduates, I probably would                                        1                 2                   3                    4        9
           not involve undergraduates in my research.
        i. All in all, involving undergraduates in my
            research has been more of a burden than an                                       1                 2                   3                    4        9
            asset to my research.
        j. All in all, mentoring undergraduates is a good
                                                                                             1                 2                   3                    4        9
           experience for graduate students.
        k. Mentoring undergraduates during the summer
           program is a good way to recruit them to be                                       1                 2                   3                    4        9
           graduate students in my lab/department.
                                                                                                                                                        (continued)




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                                                                                                              Have No
                                                                                                               Idea/
                                                                           Disagree     Agree                 Doesn’t
                                                               Disagree   Somewhat    Somewhat     Agree       Apply
        l. Mentoring undergraduates is viewed favorably
           in my department’s tenure/promotion review             1           2           3             4       9
           process.
       m. Research is a good experience for
           undergraduates, regardless of their decisions          1           2           3             4       9
           about career or advanced degrees.
       n. Research experiences are more valuable for
           students who will pursue research or teaching          1           2           3             4       9
           careers than for those who will not.

34. In your experience, how important are the following to providing a high quality research experience for
    undergraduates? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                 Too Much
                                                                                                 Variation      Have
                                             Not       Somewhat         Fairly    Extremely   Among Students     No
                                           Important   Important      Important   Important    to Generalize    Idea
        a. Open and regular com-
           munication between the
           student and a mentor/              1            2              3           4             0               9
           supervisor (either faculty or
           graduate student)
        b. A research project that is
           closely related to the
                                              1            2              3           4             0               9
           student’s regular academic
           course work
        c. Involving the student in
           designing or selecting             1            2              3           4             0               9
           his/her project
        d. Making the student feel as
           though he/she is an integral       1            2              3           4             0               9
           part of the project team
        e. Providing sound technical
                                              1            2              3           4             0               9
           guidance
        f. Giving the student
           independence in conducting         1            2              3           4             0               9
           his/her research

35. Please describe below any differences you have found in the importance of any of the question 34 items by type of
    student—men vs. women, minorities vs. nonminorities, and so on.
      _______________________________________________________________________________________

      _______________________________________________________________________________________

      _______________________________________________________________________________________


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4/21/03
General REU Information
36. In what months was your 2002 REU Site program conducted? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       January .......... 01             July ............... 07
       February ........ 02              August........... 08
       March ............ 03             September ..... 09
       April .............. 04           October ......... 10
       May ............... 05            November ..... 11
       June ............... 06           December ...... 12

37. For how many years, in total, have you been the PI on an NSF REU Site award?
    Number: _________

38. Have you ever received an REU Supplement award? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

39. Were faculty in other departments (besides yours) at your institution involved in your 2002 REU Site program?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

40. Were faculty/researchers from other institutions involved in your 2002 REU Site program?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       Yes, faculty from (other) academic institutions were involved ........................ 1
       Yes, researchers from (other) non-academic organizations were involved ...... 2
       No, only my institution/organization was involved .......................................... 3
41. Besides your REU Site program, were there other 2002 summer undergraduate research programs at your
    institution? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ............ 1  PLEASE CONTINUE
       No.............. 2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 45
       Not sure ..... 9  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 45

42. Is there any coordination of participant social activities, outings, etc. between your REU Site program and other
    summer undergraduate research programs at your institution? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

43. Have you or other representatives of your REU Site program ever met with representatives of other summer
    undergraduate research programs at your institution to discuss issues of mutual concern?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2


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44. Is there any centralized institutional support or coordination of summer undergraduate research programs at your
    institution? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2


Background Information
NOTE: The following information will help us interpret your responses to the previous questions. All
            your responses to this questionnaire are strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone
            outside our small research project team.
45. By which of the following kinds of organizations are you currently employed?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       College/university ...................        1
       For-profit organization ............          2
       Non-profit organization ..........            3
       Government lab.......................         4
       Other (please specify below) ...              5
         _______________________
    IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN ACADEMIA, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 48

46. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current academic rank? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Professor .................................. 1
       Associate professor .................. 2
       Assistant professor ................... 3
       Adjunct professor ..................... 4
       Instructor or lecturer ................ 5
       Research associate ................... 6
       Other (please specify below) .... 7
       _________________________

47. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current tenure status? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Doesn’t apply: No tenure system here .............. 1
       Tenured .............................................................. 2
       On tenure track but not tenured.......................... 3
       Not on tenure track............................................. 4




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48. What is your age?
         Under 30 ............. 1
         30 to 39 ............... 2
         40 to 49 ............... 3
         50 to 59 ............... 4
         60 to 69 ............... 5
         70 or older .......... 6

49. What is your sex? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Male.............. 1
         Female .......... 2

50. What is your ethnicity? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
         Hispanic or Latino ..................................... 1
         Not Hispanic or Latino .............................. 2

51. What is your race? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
         American Indian or Alaskan Native .......... 1
         Asian.......................................................... 2
         Black or African American ....................... 3
         Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander .......... 4
         White ......................................................... 5

Overview
52. What is your single most important objective in mentoring/supervising undergraduate research?




Comments.




                      THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY

                        Please return this completed questionnaire in the enclosed postage paid envelope to:
                                                         SRI International
                                                333 Ravenswood Avenue—BN221
                                                      Menlo Park, CA 94025

                  If you have questions, please contact Susan Russell: 650-859-4164, susan.russell@sri.com



Site PI Questionnaire                                                        C-8-18
4/21/03
                       NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
            STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
         Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement and
        Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Principal Investigators

Undergraduate Participants in Research
1. For how many undergraduates have you been a research mentor/supervisor during the current academic year,
   regardless of the source of their support? (Please include only those with whom you have worked in a one-on-one
   mentor-―mentee‖ relationship. Do not include undergraduates who are employed as technicians.)
    NOTE: By “current academic year,” we mean Fall 2002 – Spring 2003

    Number: ________ IF NONE, PLEASE STOP HERE AND RETURN THIS QUESTIONNAIRE TO SRI
                            IN THE ENCLOSED BUSINESS REPLY ENVELOPE


2. Of the students included in question 1, how many are in each of the categories listed below?
   (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                  Number of Students
       a. Number whose current/most recent source of support is/was:
             (1) NSF REU or RUI                                                          _______
             (2) Other NSF                                                               _______
             (3) Other federal government sources                                        _______
             (4) University internal funds                                               _______
             (5) Other sources (private foundations, industry, etc.)                     _______
       b. Number in each academic class:
             (1) Freshmen                                                                _______
             (2) Sophomores                                                              _______
             (3) Juniors                                                                 _______
             (4) Seniors, or fifth year seniors                                          _______




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4/21/03                                                                                  Expiration Date: 04/30/2006
3. Of the students included in question 1, how many are in each of the demographic groups listed below?
   (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                          Number of Students
      (1) Race/Ethnicity:
              (1) American Indian or Alaskan Native                                                _______
              (2) Asian                                                                            _______
              (3) Black or African American                                                        _______
              (4) Hispanic or Latino                                                               _______
              (5) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander                                              _______
              (6) Non-Hispanic white                                                               _______
              (7) More than one race                                                               _______
              (8) Unknown race                                                                     _______
      (2) Sex:
              (1) Male                                                                             _______
              (2) Female                                                                           _______
      (3) Disability status:
              (1) Hearing impairment                                                               _______
              (2) Visual impairment                                                                _______
              (3) Mobility/orthopedic impairment                                                   _______
              (4) Other kind of impairment (please specify:)
              ______________________________________                                               _______
              (5) No disabilities                                                                  _______
              (6) Unknown disability status                                                        _______

4. In which of the following ways have undergraduates been recruited for participation in your research during the
   current academic year? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
      I approached likely undergraduate research candidates directly....................................                             1
      Students approached me to ask about research opportunities ........................................                            2
      I have announced research opportunities to students in my classes...............................                               3
      I have sent e-mail announcements to students ...............................................................                   4
      I have put announcements in campus/department newspapers, newsletters, etc. .........                                          5
      I have posted announcements around the department(s) ...............................................                           6
      Word-of-mouth ..............................................................................................................   7
      Other recruitment methods (please specify below) ........................................................                      8
        ___________________________________________________________________




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5. Are you selective in accepting undergraduates for participation in your research, or do you tend to take anyone
   who is interested (assuming you have space)? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      I am selective ...................................................................    1  PLEASE CONTINUE
      I take pretty much anyone who wants to participate ........                           2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 8
      Doesn’t apply: Students are required to do research .......                           3  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 8
6. How important is each of the following in selecting undergraduates to participate in your research?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                             Not       Somewhat      Fairly    Extremely
                                                                                           Important   Important   Important   Important
      a.    Overall grade point average                                                       1           2           3           4
      b.    Grade point average in major or selected courses                                  1           2           3           4
      c.    Major                                                                             1           2           3           4
      d.    Courses taken                                                                     1           2           3           4
      e.    Prior contact with student                                                        1           2           3           4
       f.   Motivation, enthusiasm                                                            1           2           3           4
      g.    Student’s interests match faculty interests                                       1           2           3           4
      h.    Interest in research as a career                                                  1           2           3           4
       i.   Have sufficient time available                                                    1           2           3           4
       j.   Dependability                                                                     1           2           3           4
      k.    NOT a pre-med student                                                             1           2           3           4
       l.   Obtaining a racially/ethnically diverse mix                                       1           2           3           4
      m.    Including a good mix of male and female students                                  1           2           3           4
      n.    Including students with disabilities                                              1           2           3           4
7. In selecting undergraduates for participation in your research, which of the following tend to be preferred?
    A. Those who are undecided about grad school OR those who are already committed to going to grad school
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Those who are undecided ............. 1
        Those who are committed ............ 2
        Some of both ................................ 3
        No preference ............................... 4
    B. Those with research experience OR those with no research experience (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Research experience..................... 1
        No research experience ................ 2
        Some of both ................................ 3
        No preference ............................... 4
    C. Freshmen OR sophomores OR juniors OR seniors (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        Freshmen ...................................... 1
        Sophomores.................................. 2
        Juniors .......................................... 3
        Seniors.......................................... 4
        Some from all classes ................... 5
        No preference ............................... 6
    Other important selection criteria: ____________________________________________________________
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4/21/03
Your Undergraduate Research Mentoring/Supervising Activities
8. What is the average number of hours per week that you have spent engaged in research-related activities with each
   of the undergraduates that you have mentored/supervised during the current academic year?
   (PLEASE CIRCLE YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)
      Average time per week with each student:
      Less than 1 hour per week ............................. 1
      1 hour up to 5 hours per week ........................ 2
      5 hours up to 10 hours per week .................... 3
      10 hours up to 20 hours per week .................. 4
      20 hours or more per week............................. 5
      Have no idea .................................................. 9

9. Did any of your undergraduates this year have a choice of projects to work on?
      Yes ......................... 1
      No........................... 2

10. What involvement did your undergraduates this year have in designing the project that they worked on?
    (If they have worked on more than one project, please answer for the project on which they worked the most.)
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      Doesn’t apply: the students were not assigned any particular project ............................................... 0
      I designed the projects without input from the students ..................................................................... 1
      I had primary responsibility for designing the projects but the students provided input .................... 2
      The students each had primary responsibility for designing the project that they worked on ............ 3
      It varied across students ...................................................................................................................... 4
      Other (please specify:) ........................................................................................................................ 5
        _____________________________________________________________________________

11. Generally speaking, who made each of the following kinds of decisions?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                Undergraduates
                                                                                                                      and
                                                                                                                 Grad Student/              Grad Student/
                                                                                    Undergraduates              Faculty Mentor              Faculty Mentor
       a. What research techniques/materials were used                                        1                           2                           3
       b. What to do next (for example, following
                                                                                              1                           2                           3
          interim results)




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4/21/03
12. Which of the following have any of the undergraduates you have mentored/supervised this year done as part of
    their experiences during the current academic year? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)

      Wrote a proposal describing the research they planned to do ..................................................... 1
      Collected and/or analyzed data or information to try to answer a research question.................. 2
      Gained increasing independence over the course of the year ..................................................... 3
      Will be able to complete their project (either during this year or later) ...................................... 4
      Understood how their work contributed to the ―bigger picture‖ of research in this field ........... 5
      Went/will go on research-related field trip(s) (to other labs, etc.) .............................................. 6
      Attended/will attend student conference(s) that includes students from multiple colleges ........ 7
      Attended/will attend professional conference(s) (conferences not specifically for students) ..... 8
      Prepared/will prepare a poster presentation describing their research and results ...................... 9
      Prepared/will prepare a final written research report describing their research and results........ 10
      Delivered/will deliver an oral presentation describing their research and results....................... 11
      Authored or co-authored a paper (or will do so) that has been/will be submitted for
      publication in a professional journal ........................................................................................... 12




PI REU Supp/RUI Questionnaire                                              C-9-5
4/21/03
13. Generally speaking, to what extent, if at all, do you think your undergraduates’ experiences this year haveincreased
    each of the following? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                                How Much Each Increased:
                                                                                               Not At           Some-   A Fair   A Great               Have No
                                                                                                All             what   Amount      Deal                 Idea
      Their understanding of…
      a. … how to formulate a research question                                                    1                2               3              4     9
       b. … how to plan a research project                                                         1                2               3              4     9
       c. … how to conduct a research project                                                      1                2               3              4     9
       d. …how to deal with setbacks, ―negative results,‖ etc.                                     1                2               3              4     9
       e. …how scientific knowledge is built                                                       1                2               3              4     9
       f. …the nature of the job of a researcher                                                   1                2               3              4     9
      Their skills/abilities in..
      g. …working collaboratively with others                                                      1                2               3              4     9
       h. …working independently                                                                   1                2               3              4     9
      Their awareness of…
       i. …career paths of the faculty in the program (how
                                                                                                   1                2               3              4     9
          you got to where you are now)
       j. …what graduate school is like                                                            1                2               3              4     9
       k. …the variety of science/engineering fields they
                                                                                                   1                2               3              4     9
          could specialize in
       l. …career options in science/engineering                                                   1                2               3              4     9
      Their …
      m. … confidence in their research skills generally                                           1                2               3              4     9
       n. …confidence in their ability to succeed in grad
                                                                                                   1                2               3              4     9
          school
       o. …qualifications for jobs in related fields                                               1                2               3              4     9

     Other (please specify:) _____________________________________________________________________

14. As far as you know, are any of the undergraduates you are mentoring/supervising planning to continue their
    current research project this summer or next year? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        Yes, one or more will continue working with me .......................................................... 1
        Yes, one or more will continue working on their project, but with someone else ......... 2
        No ................................................................................................................................... 3
        Don’t know..................................................................................................................... 9




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4/21/03
Academic Field
15. Which of the following best describe the academic field(s) of the research you are doing this year?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
                                    Computer Sciences     ..................................................................... 01
           Earth, Atmospheric, & Ocean Sciences:          Atmospheric Sciences ..................................               02
                                                          Geo Sciences ................................................         03
                                                          Ocean Sciences ............................................           04
                                                          Other Earth/Atmospheric/Ocean Sciences ...                            05
                                          Engineering:    Bio/Biomedical ............................................           06
                                                          Chemical ......................................................       07
                                                          Civil .............................................................   08
                                                          Computer .....................................................        09
                                                          Electrical ......................................................     10
                                                          Industrial/Manufacturing .............................                11
                                                          Mechanical ...................................................        12
                                                          Metallurgical/Materials ................................              13
                                                          Other Engineering ........................................            14
                                         Life Sciences:   Agricultural Sciences ...................................             15
                                                          Biological Sciences ......................................            16
                                                          Biomedical Sciences ....................................              17
                                                          Other Life Sciences ......................................            18
                                Mathematical Sciences:    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics ............. 19
                                                          Statistics ....................................................... 20
                                     Physical Sciences:   Astronomy ...................................................         21
                                                          Chemistry .....................................................       22
                                                          Physics .........................................................     23
                                                          Other Physical Sciences ...............................               24
                                         Pre-Medicine     ..................................................................... 25
               Science/Math/Technology Education          ..................................................................... 26
                      Social or Behavioral Sciences:      Anthropology ...............................................          27
                                                          Economics ....................................................        28
                                                          Political Science/Public Administration ......                        29
                                                          Psychology ...................................................        30
                                                          Sociology .....................................................       31
                                                          Other Social Science ....................................             32
                                      Interdisciplinary   ..................................................................... 33
                                       Other Sciences:    (please specify below) .................................. 34
                                          Non-sciences    ..................................................................... 35

     ―Other Sciences‖field: _________________________________________________



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4/21/03
Your Experience with Undergraduates and Undergraduate Research Generally
16. For how many years have you mentored/supervised undergraduates doing research, including
    mentoring/supervising you might have done as a grad student or post-doc?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

         Number: _______

17. In total, approximately how many undergraduates would you estimate that you have mentored/supervised?
    (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATE)

         Number: _______

18. Did you yourself do research as an undergraduate? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ............ 1  PLEASE CONTINUE
       No.............. 2  PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 21

19. Which of the following kinds of research activities did you participate in as an undergraduate?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
   Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with some group activities. Undergraduates
   work one-on-one with professors or researchers. The focus is full-time individual research, supplemented by
   regular group meetings and other group activities. Usually some kind of final report or presentation is
   required at the end. ............................................................................................................................................ 1
   Summer research, other than intern or co-op program, with few or no group activities. A full-time
   research project with a professor or researcher. Differs from item (1) in that there are few or no group
   activities with other undergraduates. .................................................................................................................          2
   Research with a professor during one or more academic terms, while attending classes.........................                                                    3
   Intern or co-op program that involved research as its main component. Usually, a company or other
   organization pays you for working on a research project at their site. Sometimes you receive academic credit
   at your school for this research. May happen any time of year. ....................................................................... 4
   A junior or senior thesis that involved research (other than library research) as its main component ..                                                          5

20. How important were your undergraduate research experiences to your decision to pursue teaching/research as a
    career? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Not important ..................          1
       Somewhat important .......                2
       Fairly important ..............           3
       Extremely important .......               4
       Have no idea ...................          9

21. Which of the following best describes your department’s position on undergraduate research
    mentoring/supervising? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Faculty are required to serve as mentors/supervisors on undergraduate research ................. 1
       Faculty are not required to mentor/supervise undergraduate research, but are encouraged
       to do so ................................................................................................................................... 2
       The department takes no position on mentoring/supervising undergraduate research .......... 3
       Other (please specify below) .................................................................................................. 4
         _______________________________________________________________________
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4/21/03
22. How much do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements about undergraduates and
    undergraduate research? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                                       Have No
                                                                                                        Idea/
                                                                       Disagree     Agree              Doesn’t
                                                           Disagree   Somewhat    Somewhat    Agree     Apply
      a. My own positive experiences doing
          undergraduate research help motivate me to be        1         2           3          4        9
          a mentor.
      b. Undergraduates have opened my eyes to things
          in my research I probably would have                 1         2           3          4        9
          overlooked.
      c. Involving undergraduates in my research gives
                                                               1         2           3          4        9
          me the opportunity to do something risky.
      d. Involving undergraduates in my research
          enables me to expand the avenues of                  1         2           3          4        9
          investigation that I can pursue.
      e. I get a lot of personal satisfaction out of
                                                               1         2           3          4        9
          working with undergraduates doing research.
       f. My work lends itself well to undergraduate
                                                               1         2           3          4        9
          participation.
      g. If there were no external pressures to do so, I
          probably would not involve undergraduates in         1         2           3          4        9
          my research.
      h. If I did not receive funding specifically for
          including undergraduates, I probably would           1         2           3          4        9
          not involve undergraduates in my research.
       i. All in all, involving undergraduates in my
           research has been more of a burden than an          1         2           3          4        9
           asset to my research.
       j. All in all, mentoring undergraduates is a good
                                                               1         2           3          4        9
          experience for graduate students.
      k. Mentoring undergraduates is a good way to
          recruit them to be graduate students in my           1         2           3          4        9
          lab/department.
       l. Mentoring undergraduates is viewed favorably
          in my department’s tenure/promotion review           1         2           3          4        9
          process.
      m. Research is a good experience for
          undergraduates, regardless of their decisions        1         2           3          4        9
          about career or advanced degrees.
      n. Research experiences are more valuable for
          students who will pursue research or teaching        1         2           3          4        9
          careers than for those who will not.




PI REU Supp/RUI Questionnaire                          C-9-9
4/21/03
23. In your experience, how important are the following to providing a high quality research experience for
    undergraduates? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                                              Too Much
                                                                                              Variation       Have
                                            Not       Somewhat      Fairly     Extremely   Among Students      No
                                          Important   Important   Important    Important    to Generalize     Idea
       a. Open and regular com-
          munication between the
          student and a mentor/              1           2            3            4               0           9
          supervisor (either faculty or
          graduate student)
       b. A research project that is
          closely related to the
                                             1           2            3            4               0           9
          student’s regular academic
          course work
       c. Involving the student in
          designing or selecting             1           2            3            4               0           9
          his/her project
       d. Making the student feel as
          though he/she is an integral       1           2            3            4               0           9
          part of the project team
       e. Providing sound technical
                                             1           2            3            4               0           9
          guidance
       f. Giving the student
          independence in conducting         1           2            3            4               0           9
          his/her research

24. Please describe below any differences you have found in the importance of any of the question 23 items by type of
    student—men vs. women, minorities vs. nonminorities, and so on.
     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________________________




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General REU/RUI Information
25. Did undergraduates participate in your research last summer (2002)? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      Yes ......................... 1
      No........................... 2

26. For how many years, in total, have you been the PI on an NSF REU Supplement or an RUI award?
    Number: _________

27. Have you ever received an REU Site award? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      Yes ......................... 1
      No........................... 2

28. Are faculty in other departments (besides yours) at your institution involved in your REU/RUI award?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      Yes ......................... 1
      No........................... 2


Background Information
The following information will help us interpret your responses to the previous questions.     All your
    responses to this questionnaire are strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone outside our
    small research project team.
29. By which of the following kinds of organizations are you currently employed?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
      College/university ...................      1
      For-profit organization ............        2
      Non-profit organization ..........          3
      Government lab.......................       4
      Other (please specify below) ...            5
        _______________________
    IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN ACADEMIA, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 32

30. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current academic rank? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      Professor .................................. 1
      Associate professor .................. 2
      Assistant professor ................... 3
      Adjunct professor ..................... 4
      Instructor or lecturer ................ 5
      Research associate ................... 6
      Other (please specify below) .... 7
      _________________________

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31. (If currently employed in academia) What is your current tenure status? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
      Doesn’t apply: No tenure system here .............. 1
      Tenured .............................................................. 2
      On tenure track but not tenured.......................... 3
      Not on tenure track............................................. 4

32. What is your age?
        Under 30 ............. 1
        30 to 39 ............... 2
        40 to 49 ............... 3
        50 to 59 ............... 4
        60 to 69 ............... 5
        70 or older .......... 6

33. What is your sex? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Male.............. 1
        Female .......... 2

34. What is your ethnicity? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
        Hispanic or Latino ..................................... 1
        Not Hispanic or Latino .............................. 2

35. What is your race? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
        American Indian or Alaskan Native .......... 1
        Asian.......................................................... 2
        Black or African American ....................... 3
        Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander .......... 4
        White ......................................................... 5




PI REU Supp/RUI Questionnaire                                               C-9-12
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Overview
36. What is your single most important objective in mentoring/supervising undergraduate research?




Comments.




                  THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY

                  Please return this completed questionnaire in the enclosed postage paid envelope to:
                                                   SRI International
                                          333 Ravenswood Avenue—BN221
                                                Menlo Park, CA 94025

               If you have questions, please contact Susan Russell: 650-859-4164, susan.russell@sri.com



PI REU Supp/RUI Questionnaire                           C-9-13
4/21/03
                         NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
                               Center Coordinators

1. In what year did your center first provide a summer research program for undergraduates?
      Year: __ __ __ __

Last Summer’s (2002) Participants in Your Center
2. How many undergraduates…? (PLEASE ENTER YOUR BEST ESTIMATES)

                                                                             Number
        a. …applied to last summer’s program?                                _______
       b. …participated in the program (please include all participants,
          regardless of the source of their support)                         _______

3. Of the students included in question 2b, how many were in each of the categories listed below?
   PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)

                                                                       Number of Students
       A. Number of students whose source of support was:
            (1) NSF REU                                                      _______
            (2) Other NSF                                                    _______
            (3) Other federal government sources                             _______
            (4) University internal funds                                    _______
            (5) Other sources (private foundations, industry, etc.)          _______
       B. Number of students whose HOME college/university is:
            (1) Your institution                                             _______
            (2) Other institutions                                           _______
       C. Number of students in each academic class
            (1) Rising sophomores                                            _______
            (2) Rising juniors                                               _______
            (3) Rising seniors, or fifth year seniors                        _______




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4. Of the students included in question 2b, how many were in each of the following demographic groups?
   (PLEASE ENTER A NUMBER IN EACH ROW)
                                                                 Number of Students
       A. Race/Ethnicity:
              (1) American Indian or Alaskan Native                     _______
              (2) Asian                                                 _______
              (3) Black or African American                             _______
              (4) Hispanic or Latino                                    _______
              (5) Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander                   _______
              (6) Non-Hispanic white                                    _______
              (7) More than one race                                    _______
              (8) Unknown race                                          _______
       B. Sex:
           (1) Male                                                     _______
              (2) Female                                                _______
       C. Disability status:
              (1) Hearing impairment                                    _______
              (2) Visual impairment                                     _______
              (3) Mobility/orthopedic impairment                        _______
              (4) Other kind of impairment (please specify:)
              ______________________________________                    _______
              (5) No disabilities                                       _______
              (6) Unknown disability status                             _______

5. Did any of the undergraduates who participated in your center last summer conduct research outside the United
   States?
       Yes ......................... 1  How many undergraduates did this?   _______
       No........................... 2




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4/16/03
Summer Student Recruitment
6. To the best of your knowledge, which of the following individuals participated in recruiting undergraduates for
   participation in last summer’s program? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       The Center’s Education Director/Coordinator
       (or person who plays a similar role).......................                    1
       The PI .....................................................................   2
       Other Center faculty...............................................            3

7. A. Other than including statements in announcements that their participation was encouraged, did your center
       specifically recruit underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities in any of the following ways?
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS IN COLUMN A BELOW)
   B. If your center used any specific recruitment strategies for underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities, which
       one was the most effective? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN COLUMN B BELOW)
                                                                                                                          A.          B.
                                                                                                                                 This Was the
                                                                                                                          Did        Most
                                                                                                                          This    Effective
       We made no specific solicitations to racial/ethnic minorities ................................                      0         ---
       We contacted colleagues in institutions with large minority populations ..............                              1          1
       We contacted colleagues in institutions that do not have large minority
       populations to ask about minority students ............................................................             2          2
       We approached prospective minority participants directly ....................................                       3          3
       We asked faculty in institutions with large minority populations to announce the
       opportunity to their students ..................................................................................    4          4
       We visited institutions with large minority populations to talk with students .......                               5          5
       We sent announcements to student chapters of minority professional groups ......                                    6          6
       We used other methods for recruiting racial/ethnic minorities (please specify:)...                                  7          7
       _____________________________________________________________




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4/16/03
8. A. Other than including statements in announcements that their participation was encouraged, did your center
       specifically recruit women in any of the following ways?
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS IN COLUMN A BELOW)
   B. If your center used any specific recruitment strategies for women, which one was the most effective?
       (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN COLUMN B BELOW)
                                                                                                           A.       B.
                                                                                                               This Was the
                                                                                                          Did      Most
                                                                                                          This  Effective
     We made no specific solicitations to women .........................................................  0        ---
     We contacted colleagues in women-only institutions ............................................       1         1
       We contacted colleagues in co-ed institutions to ask about female students .........                                          2   2
       We approached prospective female participants directly.......................................                                 3   3
       We asked faculty in women-only institutions to announce the opportunity to
       their students ..........................................................................................................     4   4
       We visited women-only institutions to talk with students .....................................                                5   5
       We sent announcements to student chapters of women’s professional groups......                                                6   6
       We used other methods for recruiting women (please specify:) ............................                                     7   7
       _____________________________________________________________

9. A. Other than including statements in announcements that their participation was encouraged, did your center
      specifically recruit students with disabilities in any of the following ways?
      (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS IN COLUMN A BELOW)
   B. If your center used any specific recruitment strategies, which one was the most effective?
      (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER IN COLUMN B BELOW)
                                                                                                               A.       B.
                                                                                                                   This Was the
                                                                                                              Did      Most
                                                                                                              This  Effective
     We made no specific solicitations to students with disabilities .............................             0        ---
     We contacted colleagues in institutions for people with disabilities (e.g.,
     National Technical Institute for the Deaf) .............................................................  1         1
       We contacted colleagues in various types of institutions to ask about students
       with disabilities ......................................................................................................      2   2
       We approached prospective disabled participants directly ....................................                                 3   3
       We asked faculty in institutions for people with disabilities to announce the
       opportunity to their students ..................................................................................              4   4
       We visited institutions for people with disabilities to talk with students ...............                                    5   5
       We sent announcements to professional groups/programs for students/scientists
       with disabilities (such as AAAS’s Entry Point) .....................................................                          6   6
       We sent announcements to disabled students’ resource offices at other
       institutions ..............................................................................................................   7   7
       We used other methods for recruiting students with disabilities (please specify:)                                             8   8
       _____________________________________________________________



Center Coordinator Questionnaire                                               C-10-4
4/16/03
10. As far as you know, how were undergraduates in general recruited for participation in the center last summer?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE OR MORE NUMBERS)
       We contacted colleagues (by phone, e-mail, etc.) in other institutions ............................ 01
       We approached prospective participants directly ............................................................ 02
       We visited other institutions to talk with students ........................................................... 03
       We sent announcements to other institutions or student groups ..................................... 04
       We placed announcements on listservs ............................................................................ 05
       We placed announcements in external newspapers, newsletters, etc. ............................. 06
       We placed announcements in campus/department newspapers, newsletters, etc. .......... 07
       We announced the opportunity to our students (in classes, etc.) ..................................... 08
       We posted announcements around the department(s) ...................................................... 09
       Students found us on NSF’s or the university/center’s Web site ..................................... 10
       Other recruitment methods (please specify:) ................................................................... 11
        ____________________________________________________________________

Coordination with Other Undergraduate Research Projects at Your Institution
11. Is there any coordination of participant social activities, outings, etc. between your center and other summer
    undergraduate research programs at your institution? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

12. Have you or other representatives of your center ever met with representatives of other summer undergraduate
    research programs at your institution to discuss issues of mutual concern?
    (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

13. Is there any centralized institutional support or coordination of summer undergraduate research programs at your
    institution? (PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER)
       Yes ......................... 1
       No........................... 2

Comments:



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