University of California Merced Physics REU Program
University of California, Merced
Location: Merced, California
Stipend: $6,000 plus on-campus housing and meals for 10-week summer research program.
12 openings available.
The Department of Physics at UC Merced will host an NSF REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program in summer 2023.
Projects will span a range of subfields in physics, both experimental and theoretical, including biophysics; condensed matter and solar science; atomic, molecular, and optical physics and quantum optics; nonlinear dynamics; soft condensed matter; and astrophysics. Review of applications will begin on February 10 and continue on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
In addition to conducting research, students will participate in a variety of social and professional development activities as part of the Summer Research Institute (SURI) organized by the UC Merced Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center. These include boot camps on research skills, training on effectively presenting research results, panels on the graduate school admissions process, and a variety of additional programming, as well as optional trips and social events. For details, lists of project mentors, and sample project descriptions, please visit: https://physics.ucmerced.edu/PhysicsREU
UC Merced opened in 2005 as the newest campus in the University of California system and the first American research university of the 21st century. Situated in Merced, the "Gateway to Yosemite" in the San Joaquin Valley, the campus significantly expands access to the UC system for students both regionally and nationally. It serves as a major base of advanced research, a model of sustainable design and construction, and a stimulus to economic growth and diversification throughout the region.
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. UC Merced draws on the outstanding resources of the UC system, a world renowned center for research and education. The research groups in the physics department have access to major facilities, such as state of the art laser systems, an electron microscopy facility, a nanofabrication facility and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy on campus. With around 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park and is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design.
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