program.) The REU program will take place from May 29 through
July 31, 2013. Some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible for students from schools
that have different academic calenders.
We will begin to review applications and offer fellowships by February 15. To have the best opportunity to participate in the program, we strongly encourage you to have your application complete by that time. However, we will review all applications sent until positions are full, and will always consider new applications from strong candidates or those from under-represented groups in physics. The application form may be obtained below.
For the summer REU program, a site grant from the NSF plus funds from the state of Oklahoma as well as internal funding from OU will support about 15-20 students in a program of research, educational and social activities during the summer. Students accepted into the program will be directly involved in the on-going research of our own Physics and Astronomy faculty. In addition, we are arranging a twice weekly series of lunchtime seminars with faculty, OU students and post-docs. These seminars will provide professional development and information about life as a scientist. As the summer progresses the students themselves will be actively involved in presentations and discussion of their own research. Faculty will also give presentations on future careers in Physics and Astronomy. Students will receive undergraduate credit from OU for REU participation. We cover the cost of the tuition.
In addition, social activities and many opportunities to sample cultural and recreational events and facilities around Norman will be arranged.
Non-OU participants will be housed near campus, two per two-bedroom apartment, in a complex with an on-site pool and tennis courts. Housing expenses will be covered. In the event students do not have their own cars, bus service to campus and nearby commercial centers is readily available. articipants will receive a stipend of $4000 and up to $500 in transportation expenses. OU student participants will receive the $4000 stipend. We typically have about 15-20 undergraduates in the program.
The University of Oklahoma is a comprehensive research University with over 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We are located in Norman: a town of about 90,000 people which is 25 miles from Oklahoma City. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a full-time faculty of 32, approximately 60 graduate students, and a long history of educating scientists and engineers (the latter through our Engineering Physics program) at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. Current research in our department is focused in four areas:
The NSF keeps a list of all NSF-REU sites . Follow the link to find REU programs in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Astronomy and many other disciplines!
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Updated November 29, 2012