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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at NC State Physics Department

Primary Institution: NC State University
Affiliation: Sponsored by the NSF at NC State University
City: Raleigh
State: NC
Job Duration: 10 weeks from May 26 to August 1.
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.25 out of 4.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Nonlinear Dynamics
Nuclear Physics
Physics Education Research
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: The Physics Department at NC State University welcomes applications for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU), supported by the National Science Foundation. Research projects will reflect the current research interests among the faculty. Opportunities are available in condensed matter and materials physics, nano-science and technology, biomaterials physics, and soft condensed-matter physics, atomic and nuclear physics, optics, astrophysics, and physics education. Research programs and potential faculty mentors may be viewed at the Physics homepage. REU application forms also may be filed online here. An important part of our program is the weekly REU seminar series that features faculty members presenting an overview of their research programs. There will also be a frequent lunch discussion group meeting to identify research issues that could become problems and find quick solutions to these. The weekly seminars are often followed by an informal lab tour. Additional informal tours of several campus and area research facilities gives each student an opportunity to learn about research activities in physics beyond their individual project. A university-wide program of more general important information such as safety procedures, poster preparation, social activities and group tours is also available to all REU students.

Dates for the 2009 program will be from May 26 to August 1. If necessary, these dates may be individually tailored to the academic calendar of the participant's home institution.
Stipend: $5,000 for the 10-week program
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/20/2009
Job Website:
Additional Information: To apply, either use our web-accessible application form, send e-mail to:, or mail an application to:

      Prof. J. E. (Jack) Rowe
      Box 8202, Physics Department
      North Carolina State University
      Raleigh, NC 27695-8202

Application evaluation ends April 30th, 2009.

NCSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified women, minorities, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Who Can Apply?

Although intended for students between their junior and senior years, an exception can be made for a well-qualified applicant who is between the sophomore and junior years. Interested students are invited to apply by sending a letter of application. Please include a brief statement of possible research interests, overall GPA, physics GPA, and the names and addresses of two persons who may be contacted as references. This NSF-sponsored part of the Physics REU program is only open to US citizens not enrolled at NCSU. However, NCSU students can apply through individual faculty members who can then help with other funding resources.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Prof. J. E. (Jack) Rowe
Riddick Hall, Stinson Drive, Manin Campus
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-515-3225
Fax: 919-513-0670
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