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Regional Nodes

Regional Nodes

The GEP’s Regional Nodes currently consist of 14 geographic regions across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Norma

Director of Regional Nodes

Melinda

Co-Director of Regional Nodes

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  • CalNeAr (formerly California)
  • Carolinas
  • Colorado & New Mexico
  • D.C., Maryland, & Virginia (DMV)
  • Midwest North (MI/IN/IL/OH/WI)
  • Midwest South (MO/IL/KY)
  • Minnesota, Iowa, & Dakotas

FAQs

Regional Node Events include Regional Node Meetings (RNMs) and Regional Node Training (RNT). Regional Node Events leverage available regional clusters of participating GEP institutions (i.e., Regional Nodes). 

Regional Node Meetings (RNMs) leverage available regional clusters of participating GEP institutions (i.e., Regional Nodes) to increase faculty and student engagement by allowing undergraduates to present their work to other scientists, and faculty to learn, collaborate, mentor, and develop curricula.

Unlike Regional Node New Member Trainings, RNMs are typically single day events with a smaller budget. What happens at RNMs can vary, but they focus on community building and engagement within their region. In a nutshell, it’s up to the Regional Node to decide what they most need to address (e.g., faculty only meeting to work on professional development, opportunities for students, or a recruitment event to grow the Node membership).

There are two types of Regional Node Trainings (RNTs)—New Member Training (NMT) and New TA Training.

NMTs are designed to onboard new members by helping faculty integrate GEP curriculum materials into existing courses and engage their students in scientific research through CUREs. Training new members typically takes 15-20 hours and can occur in-person (2.5 days) or virtually (1.5 hour/10 days).

Submit an Event Proposal Form if your Regional Node would like to host an event.

Find your institution on the Nodes Map and then use the key to determine your Regional Node and/or click on the icon of your institution and the Regional Node will be listed.