Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Optics at the University of Arizona
University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences
January 2, 2018
Housing, Travel Reimbursement, Other
Astronomy and Space Science, Engineering and Technology: Engineering, Physics: Optics and Laser
Did you know optical engineers and scientists design real-world items that we use every day? Smart phone displays and cameras, 3-D technology, Blu-ray players, and medical imaging equipment are just some of the items they help create. Optics is used in a variety of fields, from astronomy to physics to nanotechnology.
The College of Optical Sciences is internationally recognized for its innovative research programs. Our research covers a broad set of technologies and techniques for using the properties and applications of light, touching virtually every field of science and industry. Our faculty are innovative and decorated — and constantly expanding the boundaries of optics knowledge. Apply to become part of the experience with the RiO program!
During the 10-week summer program, a maximum of 7 students will engage in world-class optical sciences research and will learn of the versatile application of optics.
Participants will also:
Learn valuable public speaking skills
Give a presentation on their work
Showcase their research at a poster session
Complete a GRE prep course & take the GRE exam
Receive a stipend of $5,000
Receive six units of Research Credit
Be provided with on campus housing
Have travel expenses covered to and from Tucson, AZ (mileage reimbursement determined on a case-by-case basis for RiO scholars who drive)
Receive an application fee waiver for a M.S. or Ph.D. in Optical Sciences
February 15, 2018: Priority application deadline
March 1, 2018: Notification of acceptance
June 3 - August 8, 2018: Program Dates
Additional Salary Information: Stipend of $5,000 provided
About University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences is one of the premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics worldwide. We focus on educating outstanding students with a broad foundation in all areas of optics and on providing practical experience and highly competitive technical skills. Our research program spans from optical engineering to fundamental optical physics, from photonics to image science, and provides unique opportunities to pursue cutting-edge applications of optics in real systems. Our graduates become professors, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, working in academia, industry, government and business around the globe.
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