Loyola University Chicago

Department of Physics

Summer Research Physics

Northwestern University

Useful sites with information on summer research opportunities:

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:

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. US 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
Phone: 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.