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Research Experience for Undergrads in Physics

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Physics Department is excited to offer an NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Our ten-week summer research program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with Physics faculty researchers to solve real-world problems. Research projects are available in wide-ranging and interdisciplinary fields such as: AMO Physics & Quantum Optics/Information Science, Astrophysics, Gravitation, Cosmology Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy/Nuclear Physics, and Biological Physics.

Theoretical, experimental and computational projects are available.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this research, students applying to this program can come from a variety of majors including Physics, Mathematics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other related disciplines.

Throughout the summer program, REUs will enjoy the following benefits:

-Working directly with Illinois Physics faculty and Sr. Researchers on challenging and relevant research projects

-Professional development activities aimed at developing skills in research ethics, science communication, Resume/CV workshops, and professional networking

-Social activities with other Illinois REUs and field trips to Fermi and/or Argonne National Laboratories

-Stipend of $6,000, on-campus housing, travel to/from the program, and many other benefits!
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Computational Sciences

Accelerator Physics
Nuclear Physics
Particle Physics
Solid State Physics
Theoretical Physics

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Dept. of Defense

Page last updated 3/24/2022
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