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University of Notre Dame Physics REU

Primary Institution: University of Notre Dame
Affiliation: Physics Department
City: Notre Dame
State: IN
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Nuclear Physics
Physics Education Research
Description: University of Notre Dame's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, now in its 24th year, provides opportunities for undergraduate students to experience hands-on participation in research in many areas of Physics. Students are granted stipends, housing allowance, and assistance with travel and food expenses.  In plain English, this means that if you are a rising junior or senior, you can come to Notre Dame and work with a professor for 10 weeks. You will either help this professor with his or her work, or work on an experiment of your own. The REU program gives you valuable research experience to help you decide if physics research is right for you.
Students who are in groups that are traditionally underrepresented in sciences (women, members of underrepresented minorities, and those with disabilities) are particularly urged to apply.
Stipend: $390/wk
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/19/2010
Job Website:
Additional Information: The 2010 program would run during
May 31--August 7.
In addition to research with a faculty member, the program includes weekly research seminars (lunch provided), weekly suppers (typically, with the seminar speaker), field trips to nearby national laboratories, a machine-shop course, a computer programming course, workshops on scientific ethics, and many organized social and cultural activities. The students are required to maintain a research log book, write a research report, and make two oral presentations (one mid-term and one at the REU Symposium at the end of the program).

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Prof. Umesh Garg
University of Notre Dame
Physics Department
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-7352
Fax: 574-631-5952
Secondary Contact: Ms. Shari Herman
University of Notre Dame
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-6386
Fax: 574-631-5952
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