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Summer Research Physics

Northwestern University

Useful sites with information on summer research opportunities:

Physical sciences resource center
Argonne National Lab
APS at Argonne (XCITE program)
www.dep.anl.gov or www.northwestern.edu
Department of Energy (all labs)

Also see the APS site on general internships www.aps.org/educ/

Research Experience for Undergrads - REU Program Information

The National Science Foundation sponsors a nationwide program, REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates). Selected universities are sponsored to invite students to participate in research for the summer months. Designated students will be housed and provided a stipend for some portion of the summer to do research at the university. The NSF REU website provides a start for REU searches: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp

Some specific REU sites are listed here with their URLs to obtain information:

Univ. of Michigan
Topic: Physics
URL: www.physics.lsa.umich.edu
Univ. of Minnesota
Topic: Physics
Montana State Univ.
Topic: Physics
The Ohio State Univ.
Topic: Physics
URL: www.physics.ohio-state.edu/reu
Purdue Univ.
Topic: Physics
URL: www.physics.purdue.edu/reu/
Univ. of Washington
Topic: Physics
Indiana Univ. Cyclotron
Topic: Physics
Prof. Catherine Olmer, IUCF; Bloomington, IN 47408
Lancaster Univ., GB
Topic: Physics
URL: www.lancs.ac.uk
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Topic: High Energy Physics
(through Univ. of Michigan)
URL: www.um-cern-reu.org
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Topic: High Energy Physics
(through Northeastern U. Boston)
Oak Ridge Lab (TN)
Topic: Physics teachers (K-12)
URL: www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/doeprog/eligibility.htm
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Topic: Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences
URL: http://science-education.pppl.gov/NUF/Overview.html
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Topic: Astrophysics
URL: http://www.noao.edu/kpno/reu/

Other REU Opportunities

Northwestern University

MRSEC Summer Science Internships for Undergraduates and Professors/Teachers

As you know, the REU-MRI Program provides opportunities for undergraduates to engage in hands-on materials-related research.

Undergraduate applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Undergraduate with at least one year left to complete degree,
  3. Majoring in materials science, physics, chemistry, or engineering
  4. Participate full-time in a professor's research group for 9 weeks
  5. submit and present a written and oral report summarizing research at end of program.

Laura Ernst
Director of Education & Outreach
Materials Research Center
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road, K111
Evanston, IL 60208-3116
TEL (847) 491-3606
FAX (847) 467-6727

Loyola Chemistry Department

The Loyola Chemistry Department has a National Science Foundation funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. This program offers rising freshman, sophomores and juniors an opportunity to work directly with a chemistry faculty member in a 10 week summer research program. Please see a program description at www.luc.edu/chemistry -- Students are not eligible until they have completed their freshman year.


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