Summer Research Program in Experimental & Theoretical Physics

The University of Texas at Dallas


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This program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through NSF grant number PHYS-1757503. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.

Physics REU at UT Dallas

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The REU site will bring selected undergraduate students from Texas and from around the US to the Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). The UT Dallas Physics REU will take place from May 24 to July 31, 2019. The REU Fellows will be immersed in an exciting ten-week summer research program, carefully mentored by UTD faculty. The key objectives of the program are to instill in the REU Fellows the excitement of research and careers in science, and to build their research skills both independently and in research teams. This program includes a $5,000 stipend, housing, meals, access to the gym, and multiple social events.

Available REU project areas include:
-Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
-Cosmology and Gravitation
-Plasma Physics
-Space Physics

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex is the fourth largest by population in the US, and the largest in the southern states. UTD is a rapidly growing public university, currently with 27,000 students, with a special emphasis on science, engineering and business. The proposed REU site will be located at the Department of Physics. Physics in particular consistently ranks among the top 100 programs nationwide according to US News and World Report. Some laboratory work will be undertaken in the state-of-the-art Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL), and other faculty laboratories.