Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Summer 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
We will begin to review applications and offer fellowships by February 5. 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.
This NSF-REU program is aimed at students who are interested in Physics and/or Astronomy and who want to learn more about physics research. While some background is needed, we are interested in hearing from any motivated and talented student in the sciences. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident of the US or its possessions, and must not have graduated before the program starts. (Students who will be graduating are welcome to contact us regarding our graduate program.) The REU program will take place approximately from May 25 through July 31, 2016, with final dates to be announced.. 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 5. 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.
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. Participants will receive a stipend of $4500 and up to $500 in transportation expenses. OU student participants will receive the $4500 stipend. If accepted, students will need to provide proof of insurance. We typically have about 15-20 undergraduates in the program.