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.|
|Enjoyable recreational activities.|
This program is managed by councilors and members of the Physics and Astronomy division at the Council on Undergraduate Research. For more information about this program, please contact Dr. Bruce Palmquist (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This REU program focuses on 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 multi-institution REU cohort take place on-line with an end-of-summer face-to-face meeting. For August 2016, this meeting is tentatively scheduled at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.
The list of available research projects for the Summer 2016 REU program are listed below. Select the appropriate link to learn more about each respective project, including where they are performed.
|Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|A uniform survey of bright open clusters with Dr. J. A. Smith, Austin Peay State University|
Biophysics of Synchronization and Chaos with Dr. Sorinel A. Oprisan, College of Charleston
|The Persistence Length of Microtubules with Multi-rigidity Segments with Dr. Tav Hawkins and Dr. G. R. Sudhakaran, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse|
|Optics, Materials Science, and Nuclear Physics|
|Developing Oxide Materials for Optoelectronic Applications with Dr. Seth King and Dr. G. R. Sudhakaran, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse|
|Exploring glass strength: Structural origin of fracturing in low melting fluorophosphates glasses for solar energy applications with Dr. A. Kovalskiy and Dr. J. A. Smith, Austin Peay State University||Time Resolved Tandem Faraday Cup for High Energy Target Normal Sheath Particles with Dr. Stephen Padalino, SUNY Geneseo|
Questions? Start with our FAQ.
For more information about this program, please contact:
Contact: Dr. Bruce Palmquist
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.
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