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Department of Physics REU and RET Programs

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K-12 Educators
Undergraduate Students

The Department of Physics at Purdue - NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, AND a similar NSF RET program for educators. The 10 week program runs from May until August. Applications will be accepted until all position are filled. However, since we begin reviewing applications in early February, please apply before the deadline.


In each research project students will work closely with a member of our faculty. The projects will be in a wide variety of areas, including high energy physics, accelerator mass spectrometry, condensed matter physics, geophysics, biophysics, nuclear physics and astrophysics.

Each student will receive a stipend of $450 per week. The costs of housing and meals. A travel allowance is available.


This effort is intended to enhance high school physics education by allowing teachers to develop new techniques for engaging students, new lab experiments and lecture demonstrations, or other pedagogical components, or to allow participation in current physics research at Purdue. The RET program will be run in conjunction with the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at Purdue.

Up to 10 wks in summer - 1,300 per week/travel and housing.

Application Deadline: 2/1/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Purdue University (Lead)

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

Accelerator Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Laser Science & Technology
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Nuclear Physics
Optical Spectroscopy
Particle Physics

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

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