Summer REUs and Internships
Below are links to several internship databases for physics majors. Following these links are specific internship programs for Summer 2012.
Official National Science Foundation REU page: http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/start.htm
Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience: http://www.aipt.org/iaeste.html
American Institute of Physics: http://www.aip.org/careers/intern/program.htm
Thinking about a summer job that's more than a paycheck? The Summer Science Research Clearinghouse has more than 60 postings already, many with deadlines coming up soon, and there are a lot of scholarship opportunities on The Nucleus as well. Check it out at www.compadre.org/student/browse.cfm.
http://see.orau.org/ - This web page is for the Higher
Education Research Experiences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE@ORNL). The program has an online application. Deadlines are stated but they are flexible for the HERE program. There are multiple academic levels in the HERE program, i.e., entering freshman, undergraduate, post-BS, or a graduate student.
http://www.orau.gov/orise/educ.htm - This link is the gateway to many of the education and research experiences offered through ORISE. The web page has links for faculty, recent graduates, graduates, and undergraduate students.
- http://www.orau.gov/hereatornl - This web page is for the Higher Education Research Experiences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE). The program has an online application. Deadlines are stated but they are flexible for the HERE program. There are multiple academic levels in the HERE program, i.e., entering freshman, undergraduate, post-BS, a graduate student or a faculty member.
- http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms - This web page is for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) summer research experiences. Areas of research include engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences. Projects are offered at:
- National research laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River
- DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory
- Other research facilities, including Air Force Research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- http://science.energy.gov/wdts/ Here students will find information about the Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) as well as an electronic application which can complete online. The SULI program is for undergraduates and graduating seniors. At this site students can also find applications for the Community College Institute (CCI) and the Pre-Service Teacher (PST) programs.
- The Department of Energy Scholars Program offers summer internships with stipends of up to $650 per week depending on academic status to undergraduates, graduate students and post graduates at accredited institutes of higher education. Majors accepted include: engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; program management; math; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; and other related discipline areas. Application accepted October 15, 2012- January 4, 2013. Visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars for more information and an application.
- The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship is a 10-week paid summer internship with the Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, for women and minority students. For more information about DOE/FE and to complete the MLEF application go to:www.fossil.energy.gov/education/lelandfellowships/index.html.
The German Physical Society (DPG) has notified the APS Office of International Affairs of a new program for Canadian and American undergraduate physics students. The program is called "RISE" Research Internships in Science and Engineering, and provides
stipends for US students to spend a summer for study/research in a German university or research institute. Information and application guidelines are available at: http://www.daad.de/rise/en/index.html
The Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2013 Summer Research Programme. To apply for the summer school, please register at http://www.astron.nl/summerstudent . Please note that two letters of reference are needed; information about this is being provided at the registration website. Deadline for applications is 4 February 2013. If you have questions about this opportunity, talk with Joel Weisberg.
Internship opportunities with NASA
To learn more about the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium and to see the most up-to-date list of NASA internship opportunities, go to http://www.aem.umn.edu/mnsgc and follow the NASA Internship link. For all the internships a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0) is recommended to be competitive. Some positions require higher GPA's. NASA internships are only open to U.S. citizens (Some exceptions are made for the NASA Academies.)
- NASA Academies for student interested in leadership in aerospace-related careers. Classic Academies at Glenn Research Center, Ames Research Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center. Specialized Academies at Goddard Space Flight Center (emphasis on Lunar and Planetary Science) and Marshall Space Flight Center (one Academy with emphasis on Propulsion, another Academy with emphasis on Robotics). http://AcademyApp.com/ Application deadline: January 22, 2013. Internships sponsored by the MN Space Grant Consortium.
- The majority of NASA internship opportunities can be accessed through the ONE STOP SHOPPING INITIATIVE (OSSI) at https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/ then follow the “Search Opportunities” link to find program(s) that interest you. Here you can complete a single application then be considered for internship opportunities at multiple NASA research centers! Go to https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/index.cfm?solarAction=video (cut and paste link text if necessary) to see instructional videos or download a Powerpoint. The OSSI Summer 2013 internship on-line application is open from Nov. 1, 2012 to March 15, 2013 but offers will be made starting Feb. 1, 2013, so get your application materials in as soon as possible! Internships are sponsored by the MN Space Grant Consortium.
- Goddard Space Flight Center Internships has many programs (some target specific applicant groups) Read more at http://university.gsfc.nasa.gov/. Programs include the Goddard (Classic) NASA Academy, ACCESS, AISES, APL, IVV, SAWDRIP, SEICA, SIP, SPI, and many more! Apply through the SOLAR website. SOLAR summer 2013 opportunities application deadline: March 15, 2013. Internships are sponsored by the MN Space Grant Consortium
- Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) at Langley Research Center. Information and application form at http://www.nianet.org/larss/ Application deadline: February 1, 2013 Internships sponsored by the MN Space Grant Consortium.
- Glenn Research Center Lewis Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Program (LERCIP) for undergraduates and graduate students. Information and application form: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/education/LERCIP_GRC.html Application deadline: February 1, 2013.
- NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) http://www.epo.usra.edu/usrp/ SOLAR summer 2013 opportunities application deadline: March 15, 2013. (Fall and spring semester internships also available, with their own deadlines.)
- NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) 12-month awards that include an internship at a NASA Center http://fellowships.hq.nasa.gov/gsrp/nav/. SOLAR summer 2013 opportunities application deadline: March 15, 2013.
- Johnson Space Center (JSC) Space Grant Internship Program (definitely coming soon) Mostly fall and spring semester 15-week internships; some 10-week summer internships available. SOLAR summer 2012 opportunities application deadline: February 1, 2012. (Fall and spring semester internships have their own deadlines.) Internships sponsored by the MN Space Grant Consortium.
- Marshall Space Flight Center Space Grant Research (MSGR) Internships SOLAR summer 2012 opportunities application deadline: February 1, 2012. Internships sponsored by the MN Space Grant Consortium.
- Space Grant Internship Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Examples of past JPL intern abstracts are posted at http://www.aem.umn.edu/mnsgc/NASAinternships/ to illustrate the range of projects they do. If interested in JPL, call the MN Space Grant Office at 612-626-9295 for advice about how best to approach them. SOLAR summer 2013 opportunities application deadline: March 15, 2013. Internships sponsored by the MN Space Grant Consortium.
- Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Internships Potential placements with aerospace industries around the country. Contact the MN Space Grant Office for specifics. Application deadline: varies Internships sponsored by the MN Space Grant Consortium.
- NASA Education Associates Program (for Students and also for Faculty) http://eap.usra.edu/ Year-round opportunities for students and faculty at Ames Research Center. Two to twelve month commitment. Rolling deadlines.
- The NASA Airborne Science Program announces the opportunity for highly motivated junior and senior undergraduate and early graduate students to participate in a six-week Summer 2013 research program in Earth system science using its DC-8 flying laboratory. The Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) is managed by the National Suborbital Education and Research Center (www.nserc.und.edu). SARP will take place in Southern California with research locations based at the University of California, Irvine, and NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale. Application deadline is Feb 8, 2013. Applications can be found at http://www.nserc.und.edu/learning/SARP2013.html.
Unless otherwise indicated, our information indicates that physics majors (perhaps among others) are eligible for each of the following programs. More up-to-date and complete information is available on the bulletin board in Olin 2nd floor lounge, and from Cindy Blaha.
Internships & REU Programs for 2013
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has REUs in Electronic Materials, Biophysics & Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, Laser & Optical Materials, Planetary Materials, High Pressure Materials Research, Computational Materials Research, and Biosensors. The application deadline is March 15, 2012. More information can be found at http://www.physics.uab.edu/reu/index.html .
The University of Akron College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering offers a competitive summer research experience for undergraduate (REU) students. Students will participate in a 12-week summer internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad field of polymer science, involving either theory, simulations, and modeling of polymer properties, polymer synthesis and kinetics, polymer engineering or physical properties of polymers. More information and an application can be found at http://www2.uakron.edu/cpspe/reu.php. The application deadline is Feb 1, 2013.
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)is pleased to announce the 2013 Fellowship offerings.
- 2013 Summer Undergraduate Fellowship. More information can be found at http://www.aapm.org/education/SUFP/.
- 2013 Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience. More information can be found at http://www.aapm.org/education/MUSE/.
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Applications for Summer 2013 will be accepted November 1, 2012 until February 10, 2013. The CIC SROP application allows you to apply to a variety of summer research programs at participating institutions using a single application. More information and an application can be found at http://www.cic.net/Home/Students/SROP/Introduction.aspx
APS and IBM will again co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women in physics and related fields in the summer of 2012. Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2013 using the web-based format. Please note that letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to IBM. Complete details on the program and how to apply are available at http://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/index.cfm.
The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will conduct a summer REU program. Areas of research include radio astronomy, planetary studies, and space and atmospheric sciences. Students interested in electronic instrumentation or computer science are also encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 1, 2013. More information and an application can be found at http://www.naic.edu/reu_program.html.
The Boston University (BU) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The SURF Program is open to non-BU students who are rising juniors or rising seniors, and wish to conduct research in the sciences, technology, or engineering. The application deadline is February 13, 2013, and the 2013 program dates are June 3 to August 9. More information for the summer 2012 program can be found at www.bu.edu/surf.
Brigham Young University has REUs available in a number of areas including optics, computer modeling, plasmas, solid state and thin film science, acoustics, theory and astronomy. The application deadline is February 11, 2013. You may apply online at http://reu.byu.edu.
Caltech's MURF program provides support for talented undergraduates to spend 8-10 weeks during the summer working in a research laboratory on the Caltech campus. MURF students will work in the laboratory of a Caltech faculty member or a JPL technical staff member in a research area matched to the interests expressed in the student's application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by the faculty member along with a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student.For further information and to access our online application, please visit the MURF web site at www.murf.caltech.edu. Please note that the application deadline is January 9, 2013.
Caltech's Amgen Scholars program introduces students to research under the guidance of veteran researchers. For more information about the Amgen Scholars Program go to www.amgenscholars.caltech.edu. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.
Caltech's SURF program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Click here for a full description with eligibility requirements. We have been asked to advertise one project that may be of particular interest to Carleton students:
LIGO at Caltech -- Tests of Einstein Gravity: Counting Polarizations
Mentors: Larry Price, Peter Kalmus, Lucia Santamaria
One of the most dramatic discoveries the LIGO detectors could make is that our theory of gravity differs from Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. One of the difficulties associated with testing Einstein gravity is the dearth of general predictions from alternate theories. Instead, one must usually test each theory one-by-one. One fairly generic prediction made some large class of non-Einstein theories is the existence of polarization modes beyond the standard plus and cross. This project is aimed at determining what constraints can be placed on the polarization content of our theory of gravity with the LIGO detectors. Experience with Matlab and a good scripting language (preferably Python) will be helpful. The link to the general instructions for applying:
UCLA Physics and Astronomy Department is offering students an opportunity to work closely with top scientists in their field. You will chose projects from plasma and beam physics, solid state physics, astrophysics, high-energy physics, biophysics, and astroparticle physics. Apply online at http:/reu.physics.ucla.edu. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.
The Research Internships in Science and Engineering Program (RISE) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), run by the Materials Research Laboratory, provides an opportunity for students from all over the country to travel to UCSB and work in a research laboratory for 10 weeks. Internships span an array of fields including materials, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer science, and mechanical engineering. Applications and information on the program can be found at http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/RISE. The application deadline is February 11, 2013.
There may be an NSF-sponsored REU program in physics at Case Western Reserve University. The program is described on at http://www.phys.cwru.edu/reu/.
Physics and astronomy undergraduates who are currently sophomores or juniors are invited to apply for the Seyfert Prize Fellowship in the Department of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University. The Fellowship will support one student each summer to come to Cleveland and work on cutting-edge astronomical research with a CWRU faculty member. Applications should be mailed or emailed no later than January 15. More info can be found at http://astronomy.case.edu/seyfertprize.shtml.
The Center For Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) has a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines. Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests. REU positions are available at Georgia Tech, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota, Milwaukee School of Engineering , North Carolina A&T State University, Purdue University and Vanderbilt University. The application deadline is January 25, 2013. More information can be found at http://www.ccefp.org/get-involved/students/research-experiences-undergraduates-reu.
The University of Chicago Department of Physics and Materials Research Center will be offering REUs summer 2013. The program is targeted for women and minorities. Projects are distributed among the areas of astrophysics, atomic physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, general relativity, high-energy physics, and space physics. More information and an application can be found at http://mrsec.uchicago.edu/educational/reu/. The application deadline is February 15.
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and researchcareers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. More information can be found at http://www.cic.net/Home/Students/SROP/Introduction.aspx . The application deadline is February 10.
Coe College has a 10-week REU program focuses on spectroscopy in the areas of Optics, Materials Science, Acoustics, Gas Phase Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Chemical Synthesis. The application deadline is Feb 28, 2013. More information can be found at http://www.public.coe.edu/departments/Chemistry/reu/reu.shtml.
The Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a 10-week research internship that prepares undergraduates for graduate programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Each summer, 25 students from institutions nation-wide participate in research under the guidance of faculty mentors and attend weekly workshops on scientific writing and presenting, GRE preparation, and the application process for graduate school. SMART interns earn upper-division undergraduate credit in independent study, and receive a competitive stipend, room and board, round-trip travel, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural and outdoor activities.
Program dates: June 4 – August 10, 2012 (schedule adjusted for students on quarter system).
Application deadline: February 15, 2013.
More information can be found at http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/DiversityInitiative/undergrads/smart/details.html.
The Cornell Center for Materials Research is offering a summer program with stipend. Students will work with Cornell faculty on interdisciplinary materials research projects and will also participate in an organized program of lectures, mini-courses, laboratory visits and recreational activities. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013. More information can be found at http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/reu.
Cornell University Department of Astronomy is pleased to announce its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program for the summer of 2013. Students will work on topics covering a wide range of disciplines in radio, infrared, optical, and radar astronomy, and related theoretical topics. Students interested in computer science are also encouraged to apply. The following web page contains more information and a link to the application form:
http://astro.cornell.edu/specialprograms/reu/index.html Application deadline is February 4, 2013.
The University of South Florida has an REU program for summer 2013 in areas areas including materials physics, atomic, molecular & optical physics/sensors, biomedical/biophysics, and computational physics. Further information including on-line application form can be found at: http://msl.cas.usf.edu/REU/ .
Hope College Department of Physics and Engineering is offering REUs for the summer of 2013. More information and an online application can be found at http://sharp.hope.edu.
The University of Idaho is offering an REU program in physics. The research focus is condensed matter physics, nanoscience and nanomaterials research, UV photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy, nuclear physics, and biological physics. The deadline for application is March 1, 2012. Electronic application is not available but the application can be printed from http://www.phys.uidaho.edu.
Idaho State University is offering an REU Summer Program in Nuclear Physics, Radiobiology, and Nuclear Engineering. For 10 weeks, these students will be partnered with faculty and graduate students from the Idaho Accelerator Center, the Department of Physics, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University.A stipend of $4840, room and board, and travel support are provided, as well as the chance to explore the natural playground found in and around Pocatello, Idaho, which is located in Eastern Idaho not far from both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. More information and application materials are available at http://www.physics.isu.edu/internships/reu.html.
Kitt Peak National Obseratory in Tucson, Arizona has 6 REU positions available for the summer of 2013. The KPN0 REU program provides an exceptional opportunity for undergraduates to engage in research activities with scientists working in the forefront of contemporary astrophysics. More information can be found at http://www.noao.edu/kpno/reu. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2013.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory High-Energy-Density Program has summer internships available for summer 2013. The Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) directorate has opportunities for students to conduct research in the fields of nuclear physics, radiation transport, hydrodynamics, astrophysics, plasma dynamics, numerical methods and computer science. U.S. citizenship is required. The application deadline is February 1, 2013. More information and an application can be found at https://scholars.llnl.gov/.
Lehigh University is offering REUs in physics for the summer of 2013. The application deadline is March 7, 2013. More information and an online application can be found at http://www.lehigh.edu/~inreu/reu/index.html.
The Department of Physics & Astonomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge is hosting an REU programs for summer 2013. More information can be found at www.phys.lsu.edu/reu/. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.
Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences at Louisiana State University. The Center for Computation & Technology host a nine weeks Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $4,500, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $500 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Application deadline is March 1. More information and an application can be found at http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/index.php.
Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Materials Science at Louisiana State University. This REU project is a nine week program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of materials science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $4,500, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $400 in travel expenses. 30 students will be selected, 5 each at Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Tulane University, University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Application deadline is March 1. More information and an application can be found at http://reu.lasigma.loni.org/.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) has a summer internship program at the LPI or NASA Johnson Space Center. More information can be found at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpiintern.
For more than 50 years, the Maria Mitchell Observatory (MMO) has offered summer research opportunities in astronomy and astrophysics for students on the picturesque island of Nantucket. Six summer internship positions will be available in 2013 for qualified undergraduate astronomy and physics students. More information and the application can be found at http://www.mmo.org/observatories/nsf-reu-internships.html. The application deadline is February 15.
This summer Maryland Sea Grant will offer undergraduates the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. We invite applications from undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science. To apply visit www.mdsg.umd.edu/Education/REU/. The application deadline is February 28, 2012.
The University of Maryland Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics offers an REU in nonlinear dynamics. More information can be found at www.ireap.umd.edu/TREND. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.
The Medical College of Wisconsin has a summer program for undergraduate research. Students interested in getting a PhD or MD PhD degree in the biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply. Visit mcw.edu/spur for details.
The University of Michigan Physics Department has an REU Program for summer 2013. Online applications should be submitted by February 22 for full consideration. Visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/physics/research/undergraduateopportunities/physicsreu for more information.
The Space Physics Research Laboratory within the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan has a limited number of REUs available. The application deadline is March 1. More information can be found at http://aoss.engin.umich.edu/pages/undergraduate.reu.
The University of Michigan Department of Physics has an REU program based at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The program places physics and engineering undergraduates into active CERN research groups. More information is available at www.um-cern-reu.org. Review of applications begins December 20, 2013 and continues until positions are filled.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy of Michigan State University is seeking interested students to participate in the REU Program during the summer 2012. The REU program will provide opportunities for 14 students to engage in research in nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, high energy physics and astrophysics. More information and an application can be found at www.pa.msu.edu/reu/. the application deadline is March 15, 2012.
The University of Minnesota has REUs in Mechanical Engineering. The program is designed for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in engineering, physics, math, chemistry, biology or related fields. Research topics include medical device design, air quality and pollution control, engines and diesel research, energy, and nanotechnology. The application deadline is February 19, 2010. More information can be found at www.me.umn.edu/research/reu.shtml.
The University of Minnesota has REUs in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program is designed for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, physics, math, or related fields. More information and an application can be found at www.ece.umn.edu/groups/nsfreu. The application deadline is February 16, 2011.
The Solar Physics research group of the Montana State University Department of Physics will offer REU positions during the summer of 2013. Most projects in this program involve analysis of data from solar space missions which are suitable for most students at the sophomore or junior level. More information can be found at http://solar.physics.montana.edu/reu.
Montana State University will also offer REU positions during the summer of 2009 in Condensed Matter and LASER physics. The application deadline is February 27, 2009. More information can be found at http://www.physics.montana.edu/reu.
The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center will be conducting a summer student program for undergraduates at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rice. Areas of research include radio astronomy, planetary studies and atmospheric science. Students interested in electronic instrumentation or computer science are also encouraged to apply. More information can be found a www.naic.edu/reu_program.html. The application deadline is February 1, 2012.
The laboratories of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) will conduct a joint REU program during the summer of 2013. Opportunities exist in all areas of the country, across a broad range of science and technology. The application deadline is February 13, 2013. More information can be found at www.nnin.org.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Summer Student Research Assistants conduct research under the supervision of NRAO staff at one of three NRAO sites (Socorro, NM; Green Bank, WV; Charlottesville, VA) on a project in the supervisor's area of expertise. The project may involve and aspect of astronomy, including original research, instrumentation, telescope design, or astronomical software development. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. More information can be found at https://science.nrao.edu/opportunities/student-programs.
University of Nebraska's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. A complete listing of programs and descriptions of the research projects available can be found at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/research.shtml. Applications are due February 15.
The UNLV Physics Department is accepting applications for their summer REU program. The program offers research opportunities in experimental condensed matter physics ans high pressure science. The application deadline is March 1, 2013. More information can be found at www.physics.unlv.edu/reu/.
The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2012 Summer Research Program. The Program enables astronomy students (graduate or advanced under-graduate) to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at the Dwingeloo Observatory, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members. More information can be found at: http://www.astron.nl/astronomy-group/summer-school/astronjive-international-summer-school
NASA seeks highly motivated undergraduates for participation in a Summer 2010 research program in Earth system science using its DC-8 flying laboratory. The program is managed by the National Suborbital Education and Research Center at the University of North Dakota. The application deadline is February 22, 2010. More information can be found at http://www.nserc.und.edu/learning/SARP.
North Dakota State University has a new summer undergraduate research program in discipline-based education. Growing up STEM is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the STEM education at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Potential projects are diverse and interdisciplinary. More information can be found at http://www.ndsu.edu/cider/reu/. Applications are due January 15, 2013.
The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at Northwestern University is offering a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in nanotechnology. For more information and to get an application visit http://www.nu-nsec.org/REU.htm. The application deadline is February 15.
The Materials Research Center at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The application deadline is February 15, 2013. For more information go to: http://www.mrsec.northwestern.edu/content/educational_programs/reu.htm
Notre Dame has an REU program for physics majors. Areas of research include astronomy, astrophysics, atomic physics, biophysics,condensed matter physics, high energy and elementary particle physics, nuclear physics and theoretical physics. The application deadline is February 17, 2012. More information can be found at www.physics.nd.edu/reu.
Ohio Wesleyan University is pleased to announce an REU for summer 2012 in scientific computation, with projects in astronomy, computer science, mathematics, and physics. More information can be found at http://reu.owu.edu/. The application deadline is March 4, 2013.
The University of Oklahoma has REU opportunities in Physics and Astronomy. Areas of research include astronomy and astrophysics, atomic, molecular & chemical physics, high energy particle physics, and condensed matter physics. The application deadline is February 15, 2013. More information can be found at http://physics.ou.edu/reuhome/.
The REU program at Penn State gives visiting undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in frontier materials physics and materials research at a major research facility. Selection of candidates begins on March 1, 2010. Visit website for application at http://www.phys.psu.edu/undergraduate/research/reu/non_up.html
The Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) is offering 2008 "Junior summer Abroad" Research Program for Undergraduates. Come and experience one of the best research experiences of your life! During this 8-week study abroad program, you will be exposed to international research, education and culture. In addition, you will be working in an experienced, collaborative research team to develop and apply algorithms and software for simulating reactions with organic materials that involve transitions between electronic states. Applicants should have at least two years of undergraduate study, preferably majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, or computer science; or a related discipline such as chemical engineering or materials science, with an interest in chemistry. If you have an enthusiasm for learning new science, we will help you to become familiar with this exciting area of complex systems research that is becoming more important in the global environment. More info can be found at http://pire-europe.chem.ttu.edu/pire/junior_summer_abroad.htm.
Penn State has an REU program for students with interests in environmental science and engineering through the Center for Environmental Kinetics Analysis (CEKA). The application deadline is February 15, 2009. More information can be found at http://www.ceka.psu.edu/ps_reu.htm.
The University of Pennsylvania Center for Sensor Technologies is offering Summer Fellowships for Undergraduate Students ending their sophomore or junior year of college in engineering or science. Projects involve Micro and Nano Electromechanical Structures, Nanotechnology and materials for Sensors, Robotics and Control oriented projects, Wireless Sensor Networks, Sensors for Medical and Biomedical Applications and Optical and Vision Sensors. Application Information is available at http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~sunfest
The National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences provides outstanding undergraduates with an opportunity to conduct research in the disciplines that comprise the plasma sciences in general and fusion research in particular. The Program is administered by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The application deadline is February 27, 2009. Find more information at http://science-education.pppl.gov/Nuf/Index.html
Purdue University has an REU program in Environmental and Ecological Engineering. An application and more information can be found at engineering.purdue.edu/EEE/REU. Tha application deadline is February 1, 2012.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has an REU program in Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy. More information and an application can be found at www.rpi.edu/dept/phys/undergraduate/research/reu.html. The application deadline is February 15, 2011.
The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography is offering summer undergraduate research fellowships in oceanography, SURFO. The application deadline is March 1, 2010. More information and applications can be found at http://espo.gso.uri.edu/~surfo.
The University of Rochester is offering an REU program in Physics & Astronomy for summer 2013 and summer 2014. The application deadline is February 15. Further details, including links to the online application form for the program and descriptions of previous years projects may be found at: http://www.pas.rochester.edu/REU.
The Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) expects to host an REU program sponsored by the NSF in the summer of 2013. Each SARA summer intern will work closely with a faculty mentor at one of the 10 SARA universities. Stipend support for the program is $4500. Housing is provided and travel to and from the program is supported, as is an observing run at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Visit www.astro.fit.edu/sara-reu for more details and to complete an application. The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 1, 2013.
The Santa Fe Institute is offering summer research experiences for undergraduates. Undergraduate students work with faculty mentors on an individual research project focused on some aspect of complex systems. SFI's broad program of research is aimed at understanding both the common features of complex systems and at comprehending the enormous diversity of specific examples. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online in order to expedite your application. The aplication deadline is February 7, 2010. http://www.santafe.edu/education/fellowships-undergraduate-program.php.
The Smithsonian Institution offers summer internships and visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. Applicants should be currently engaged in undergraduate or graduate study, and an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or its equivalent generally is expected.The relevance of an internship at the Smithsonian to the student's academic and career goals will be an important part of the evaluation of an applicant. Most successful candidates are students of the disciplines in which the Smithsonian conducts research (listed above).The application deadline is Feb 1. More information can be found at http://www.si.edu/ofg/Applications/MIP/MIPapp.htm.
Each summer the Space Telescope Science Institute brings 15 to 20 students to Baltimore, Maryland, for our Summer Student Program (SSP). The SSP lasts ten weeks, from mid-June to mid-August. SSP students work with STScI researchers and staff one-on-one in projects ranging from astronomical research to science writing, software development. and preparation of scientific data for public release. The SSP is oriented around upper division undergraduates, but we have had students from all academic levels and a broad variety of backgrounds. There are no restrictions on who may apply, and the SSP is open to foreign students. Complete information may be found at: http://www.stsci.edu/institute/sd/students. Please note that the application deadline is January 25, 2012.
Stony Brook University invites undergraduates Physics majors to apply for 2009 REU Physics Summer Program. More information can be found at www.stonybrook.edu/ureca/physicsreu.htm.
Stony Brook University has a Summer Scholars program where students work on projects in high-pressure research or earth sciences. For more information and an application go to www.mpi.stonybrook.edu/SummerScholars.
The Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC), funded by the National Science Foundation, is offering a summer research opportunity for undergraduates. The SRC uses an electron storage ring to provide synchrotron light as a tool for doing scientific research. It is located southeast of Madison, Wisconsin. For more information including eligibility requirements and abstracts of previous projects visit our website at http://www.src.wisc.edu/outreach/SRC-REU.htm. The application deadline is February 15, 2011.
The Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) program at UT Southwestern is an intensive, 10 week summer research training experience which leads to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers to current questions at the interface of quantitative science and basic biomedical research. Ten fellows gain experience in modern research techniques, and have a chance to plan and execute an experimental strategy to answer a scientific question. The program introduces students to the sorts of projects encountered during postgraduate research training and leads to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers to current questions in the quantitative/biological sciences. Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level, have completed the sophomore year, and be a U.S. citizen. Forty five participating faculty offer training in biophysics, computational biology, and quantitative and analytical chemistry. In addition to a world class research experience, SURF fellows participate in weekly research seminars and social events, as well as a university-wide poster session at the conclusion of the program. For more information, visit www.utsouthwestern.edu/QP-SURF.
The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is offering a summer research experience in nanoscience and engineering. VINSE focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale researchat the interface of biology, chemistry, physics and engineering. More information and an application can be found found at www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu. The application deadline is February 15.
Virginia Commonwealth University's BIOINFORMATICS and BIOENGINEERING SUMMER INSTITUTE is an NSF/NIH-funded experience that goes beyond REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) programs. It provides talented undergraduates a taste of what their lives might be like in an intense graduate environment, so that they may judge whether a life devoted to research at its best is for them. For more information on the program and to apply see http://www.vcu.edu/csbc/bbsi.
The Wadsworth Center, the biomedical and environmental science institute of the New York State Department of Health, is offering REUs with the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Sciences graduate program at Albany's School of Public Health. Application deadline is December 1, 2008. More information can be found at http://www.wadsworth.org/educate/molcel.htm.
Washington University in St. Louis has summer REU programs in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering The focal areas are in "Energy Research with a Global Reach". Selected students will work with faculty mentors and also be able to participate in an International Research and Educational Experience (this year the students will travel to Hong Kong). Details on the program, and application instructions are available at http://www.reu.eece.wustl.edu The deadline for receipt of applications is January 31, 2011.
Washington University in St. Louis has a summer REU program in computer science and engineering. To find out more about potential research projects, and the application project visit http://reu.cse.wustl.edu. The application deadline is February 1, 2013.
Washington State University is offering REUs for the summer 2010. Research areas include Bose-Einstein condensation, chaos and complexity, high-pressure physics, materials and optics, and physical acoustics. The application deadline is February 26, 2010. More information can be found at physics.wsu.edu/reu.htm.
The University of Washington, Seattle is offering REUs with projects in Astrophysics, Atomic Physics, Biological Physics, Computational Physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter, Particle Physics and Physics Eduacation. Apply online at www.int.washington.edu/REU. The application deadline is February 28, 2013.
Wellesley College has NSF sponsored REUs in Chemistry and Physics. More information and an application can be found at http://www.wellesley.edu/Chemistry/insidereu.html.
Physics REU at The College of William & Mary this summer will provide opportunities for joining in research not only on the Williamsburg campus, but also at nearby Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory & NASA Langley Research Center. The deadline is February 1, 2013. To apply: go to http://www.wm.edu/physics/reu/reuapp.php.
The Center for Great Lakes Studies of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers and REU experience in Marine and Freshwater Sciences for students with majors pertinent to aquatic sciences ( e.g. chemistry, biology, physics, geology and math). Complete details and application materials can be found at www.GLWI.UWM.EDU. The application deadline is March 1, 2011.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)offers summer student and minority fellowships for science majors. Fellows conduct work on a project selected in collaboration with their sponsor(s) that will provide meaningful results in one summers work. Research topics span a vast spectrum of topics throughout WHOIs science departments, and the Woods Hole Field Station of the United State Geological Survey (USGS). More information and an application can be found at www.whoi.edu/education. The application deadline is February 15, 2008.
The College of Wooster has REUs in nanostructures, granular materials, nonlinear dynamics, quantum optics, and astrophysics. The application deadline is February 15, 2013. More information and an online application can be found at www.wooster.edu/physics/REU.
The Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP) at Yale University is sponsoring team-based interdisciplinary REUs for the summer of 2013. Students are encouraged to apply online through The Leadership Alliance at www.theleadershipalliance.org starting November 1. Application deadline is February 1. Students must also complete a supplementary application for CRISP to indicate interest. More information can be found at www.crisp.yale.edu/index.php/REU_Program.