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The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) Summer Programs

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

CASPER's NSF REU Program offers outstanding undergraduates an opportunity for active research participation with Baylor University faculty in the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research or the Baylor University Physics Department.

Program Specifics

a.Ten-week program beginning around the end of May and ending around the beginning of August.

b.REU Fellows are paid a $5000 stipend, $1000 housing allowance and $400 toward travel expenses.

Research Opportunities


a.Theoretical - Astrophysics, complex (dusty) plasma physics, cosmology, hypervelocity impact physics, protoplanetary development, quantum gravity, shock physics, superstrings and M-theory.

b.Experimental - Complex (dusty) plasma physics, hypervelocity impact physics, in-situ sensor design studies, nanofabrication, observational astronomy, shock physics, small satellite design and operation.

Department of Physics

a.Theoretical / Experimental - Surface physics and particle physics

Brief descriptions of the research areas listed can be found on the Fellows Research Areas page.

Eligibility and Selection CriteriaAny college undergraduate who has completed their freshman year and who is interested in pursuing a career in the physical sciences is eligible. (A limited number of international/non-US slots are also available through non-NSF funding.)

Participating Institution(s):
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Baylor University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:

Plasma Physics

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/10/2022
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