Portland State REU Website

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a summer internship opportunity funded by the National Science Foundation to allow undergraduate students to conduct research in the sciences. One such program is Portland State University’s Microscopy and Microanalysis REU, which was founded in 2001 and has been so successful that the program grant has been renewed five times. In order to both to prepare the program for the next grant renewal process in 2015 and to make information about the program more readily available to potential applicants, I brought the REU website into compliance with Portland State University’s web communications guidelines and into the University’s Drupal content management system. I condensed and restructured the copy to increase search engine optimization, and I also provided editorial photos and optimized microscopy images for web display.