Astronomy and Space Science, Physics: Biophysics, Physics: Condensed Matter
Offered since 1999, the Physics Department at the University of Illinois hosts a 10-week NSF-sponsored Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) providing undergraduates the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of our world-class researchers.
Students participating in this program spend the summer (May 26, 2020 — July 31, 2020) on the Illinois campus working closely and directly with senior physics faculty on challenging, meaningful projects aimed at developing their "research literacy" skills and their exposure to the wide diversity of physics subfields (including experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches) in:
AMO Physics & Quantum Optics/Information Science
Astrophysics, Gravitation, Cosmology
Condensed Matter Physics
High Energy/Nuclear Physics
Note: Our 10-week summer program is available to United States citizens who are students at institutions other than the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. U. of I. students interested in attending an REU program can explore options at the the national site.
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!
To receive full consideration for the program, apply online by February 17, 2020. A completed application consists of the following:
a 300-500-word "statement of interest" describing your personal goals and how you believe this REU experience could help you achieve those goals.
an official or unofficial transcript uploaded to the application.
Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program; recently graduated seniors are not eligible for the program.
Students must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident.
Students must have completed their sophomore year by June 2020 with at least 4 semesters of physics with an average technical (math/physics) grade point average of 3.0/4.0. Note: This requirement does not apply to community college students. Interested community college students who have completed one year of studies are very much encouraged to apply to our program.
Students must be a major in physics or a related field.
Applications are not accepted from currently enrolled students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Additional Salary Information: Housing and travel expenses are also covered.
About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physics Department
The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in theoretical and experimental physics research and education, with an illustrious history, a prestigious faculty, and outstanding students. We are ranked among the very top physics departments in the U.S. by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences and by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Rankings."
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