Hello there! Welcome to my DREU Research program website. DREU is an amazing experience for undergrads to observe and participate in research career scenario, as well as making scholarly connections and friends.
Here is a brief overview about myself:

  • Name: Sarah Relander
  • College: University of Minnesota
  • Department: Institute of Technology
  • Expected Graduation: May 2010
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Minor: Information Technology
    ( This is a "Free-Standing" minor through the Institute of Technology)
  • Email:

  • If you would like to know some more, read through my site (which I hope isn't too painful) or just click here


    This is the Mentor I was assigned to for 10 weeks :

    MaryBeth Rosson
    Pennsylvania State University
    Information Sciences & Technology
    State College, PA 16802

    Area of research: Collaborative learning and problem solving, as well as combining lab studies, software development, participatory analysis and design, and field studies within the general framework of action research.

    Project: wConnect - What is to be a complete online community for women interested in computer related careers. It will bring high-school students to meet undergrads, and undergrads to meet grads, and grads to meet mentors. This hierarchy will in theory create a nourishing environment for women's educational endeavors in the ITS department at Penn State.

    The most recent blogs ::
    Friday, 7 August 2009
    I'm Leeeeaving, on a jet plane...
    ...dunno when I'll be back again. Goodbye Pennsylvania, goodbye apartment, goodbye Elizabeth. This was an amazing experience and I wish well upon those who participate in the future. ...
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    Tuesday, 4 August 2009
    Last week! Everything is looking great. I did a lot of stuff over the weekend. The Sarah-clan does not sleep!

    Progress: pictures don't mess up the display! Views are restored! ...
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    Wednesday, 29 July 2009
    One more week!!!
    Two weeks left and the site is looking awesome! Elizabeth's computer has been in and out of that Mac repair place so many times! At least the summer is almost over so she can get ...
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    Random pictures from my galleries:
    See more/FULL pictures HERE