Below is the agenda that was used for the 2003 REU program, which was very similar to the 2004 REU.  Most of the time was dedicated to hypothesis driven research using the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein) laboratory facilities. Each week the students had at least two lectures on various topics by our mentors and guests. Other possible recreational trips for students were planned over less busy times.
Dr. Tommy Phelps lectures to the group.

13 June 2003
Arrive in Johannesburg, SA (US Delegates); transported to Bloemfontein

14-19 June 2003
University of the Free State (Bloemfontein):
Safety training and orientation, research project development for REU delegates

20 June 2003
Beatrix Mine (Welkom): Sampling in mine

1-2 July 2003
BHP Billiton: Presentations and Sampling

18 July 2003
Florisbad Sampling

21 July 2003
Possible trip to Potchefstroom University

28 July 2003
University of the Free State (Bloemfontein): Closing ceremony; Presentations by students

29-30 July 2003
University of the North (Polokwane) Presentations

July 31-August 3 2003
Possible trip for students

4 August 2003
Johannesburg, SA Leave for US (US Delegates)

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