To start (or advance) your career as a researcher.
|Direct faculty mentorship by seasoned researchers in the areas of physics and astronomy.|
|Working with high quality research instrumentation.|
|Participation on projects in a small group student-mentor environment.||Opportunity to present your research at the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.|
For students interested in the 2015 Summer REU program, please stay tuned! Next year's application materials will be posted in October 2014.
This is a new type of REU program providing students with their first formal faculty mentored research experience. We are interested in applications submitted by undergraduates from any university, with a goal of serving students enrolled at institutions where research opportunities for undergraduates are minimal or non-existent. Experimental and computational projects in diverse areas of physics and astronomy are available. Additionally, multiple institutions across the US host the cohort of participating undergraduate students. During this 10-week program, students live on a respective host campus while working alongside faculty mentors and undergraduates from the host institution. Interactions among the students in the six-campus REU cohort take place on-line with an end of the summer in-person meeting at Central Washington University.
The cohort for the 2014 summer REU program have been selected. The list of funded research projects for the Summer 2014 REU program are listed below. Select the appropriate link to learn more about each respective project, including where they are performed.
|A Search for Variability among Highly Evolved Stars with Dr. Terry Oswalt, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|
|Terahertz Photoacoustic Spectroscopy with Dr. Doug Petkie, Wright State University||Measurement of optically pumped far-infrared laser frequencies with Dr. Michael Jackson, Central Washington University|
|Biophysics of synchronization and chaos with Dr. Sorin Oprisan, College of Charleston||The Effect of Defects on Microtubule Persistence Length with Dr. Taviare Hawkins and Dr. G. R. Sudhakaran, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse|
|Developing Oxide Materials for Optoelectronic Applications with Dr. Seth King and Dr. G. R. Sudhakaran, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse|
For more information about this program, please contact:
Contact: Dr. Michael Jackson
This website was developed using information from other NSF-REU and summer research programs including those at the University of California at Davis, Purdue University, Hope College, and Lehigh University.
Sharon Rosell is retiring after 25 years of teaching physics at CWU. Just this past fall, Sharon recCONGRATULATIONS Brad And Mark: Physics Students Receive College-Wide Honors
We would like to congratulate the following Physics students : Brad DeShano earned the inaugural ColLind Hall Observatory Allows Students To Learn From Amazing Supernova
Undergraduates Hans Berghoff and Ernest Skousen have been able to observe, photograph and collect da