Physics Seminar: REUs for Undergraduates

Posted on 9/24/2014 12:51:30 PM

John Bradshaw will provide this week’s seminar at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26 in the Physics Department. All science majors are encouraged to attend.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are paid summer research positions sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Requirements and details include:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Current undergraduate, not graduating before December 2014
  • Ten-week program (late May into early August)
  • Award includes: $5,000 stipend, lab supplies as necessary, housing on campus, meals, and travel (travel up to $500)
  • Details vary by program

REUs are available at universities all over the country and not just for students at that university. Research areas include programs in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Geology and Earth Sciences, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Psychology.

This seminar will present details regarding how to find the right program, how to apply, deadlines, local REU opportunities, and life as a REU awardee. Short presentations by two IUP undergrads who did REUs in summer 2014 will follow, with a short Q&A session afterward.

Department of Chemistry