The K-State Physics REU program offers summer fellowships to do world-class research in our friendly physics department in the scenic Flint Hills. We are funded by the National Science Foundation.
As a student in our program, you will be paired with a faculty research mentor. Time will also be spent in a classroom setting, where faculty members will describe the physics behind your own project and your peers' projects as well.
For 1-2 hours per week, philosophy faculty will lead discussions of ethical issues in physics, including case studies of some famous ethical violations in recent years.
You will develop a web page on your project, and give regular updates on your research to your fellow student researchers. Your project will culminate in an oral or poster presentation summarizing your research project, and in the creation of a web page summarizing your experiences.
Visit our website to see 2019 participants' final presentations, and click on individual students' names to view their project web pages to get an idea of the research areas you would be involved in.
We will organize social activities with other REU groups on campus. In past years, we have had dinner at mentors' homes, ice-cream socials, canoe trips and other excursions.
You must be an enrolled college student who is a US citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for participation in this NSF-funded program.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to the stipend, a $750 travel allowance and on-campus room and board will be provided.
About K-State Physics REU
The K-State Physics department has 26 permanent faculty, 16 postdoctoral fellows, 60 graduate students (almost all of them pursuing a PhD degree in physics), and 65 undergraduate physics majors and minors. Our REU program has been funded by the National Science Foundation for more than 20 years.
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