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Early experience with research has been one of the most effective ways for attracting and retaining talented undergraduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Research Experience for Undergraduates or REUs have been shown to increase minority participation in STEM fields and graduate school matriculation in many cases...[in progress]
- Kukreti, AR. (2007). “Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students in Structural Engineering” International Conference on Engineering Education – ICEEE 2007. 
- Stewart, JL. ( ) “Assessment and Evaluation of the Undergraduate Research Experience” Bates College 
- Kremer, J.F., & Bringle, R.G. (1990). The effects of an intensive research experience on the careers of talented undergraduates. Journal of Research and Development in Education, 24 , 1-5.