K-State Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates: Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning
K-State Physics REU
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Salary: $6000 stipend
In addition to the stipend, a $1,250 travel allowance and on-campus room and board will be provided.
12 openings available.
The Kansas State Physics REU summer research program offers students an opportunity to perform cutting-edge research here at K-State with one of the research groups in our friendly department. As a student in our program, you will be paired with a faculty mentor who will advise you on a research project for the summer. You will also spend time in a classroom learning directly from the faculty about the physics behind the projects and hearing about other research projects in the department, as well. Philosophy faculty will lead discussions on ethical issues in physics, including case studies of some famous ethical violations in recent years. Throughout the summer, participants will give informal oral updates on their research projects to the members of the cohort, and at the end of the summer, each student will create a web page and give a capstone oral presentation, summarizing their work over the summer. Please view student project summaries by our 2022 participants to find out more about their projects and to view their presentations. Social activities typically include barbecues, dinner at mentor's homes, ice-cream socials, canoe trips, and other excursions that are organized by the staff or the department.
You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for participation in this NSF-funded program. You also need to be an enrolled college student who has completed a course (or is currently enrolled in) in modern physics.
Please note that the application deadline is a rolling deadline and applications will continue to be received and evaluated until all positions are filled.
The K-State Physics department has 26 permanent faculty, 16 postdoctoral fellows, 60 graduate students (almost all of them pursuing a PhD degree in physics), and 65 undergraduate physics majors and minors. Our REU program has been funded by the National Science Foundation for more than 20 years.
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