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NSF REU at Kansas State University: Physics at the atomic and nanoscales

Primary Institution: Kansas State University, Department of Physics
State: KS
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: completed course in "modern physics"
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: none
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Physics Education Research
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: The K-State Physics REU program provides undergraduate fellowships to do world-class research in our friendly physics department in the scenic Flinthills.  We are funded by the National Science Foundation.
As a student in our program, you will be paired with a faculty research mentor.  Furthermore, on average about 2-3 hours per week will be spent in a classroom setting, where faculty members will describe the physics behind your own project and your peers' projects as well.  In addition to your research mentor, Dr. Larry Weaver will be available to assist you in learning about your research as you get more involved.  For 1-2 hours per week, Dr. Bruce Glymour and Dr. Amy Lara, faculty in the Dept. of Philosophy, will lead discussions of ethical issues in physics, including case studies of some famous ethical violations in recent years.  
You will develop a web page on your project, and give regular updates on your research to your fellow student researchers.  Your project will culminate in an oral or poster presentation summarizing your research project, and in the creation of a web page summarizing your experiences.  See our webpage to view previous students' projects.  
Social activities typically include a tour of the Konza Prarie wildlife preserve, dinner at faculty mentors' homes, ice-cream socials jointly with other REU programs, and/or canoeing down the Blue River.
Stipend: $4,050
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Total Value:> $6800
Application Deadline: 02/18/2011
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Jane Peterson
116 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-1603
Fax: 785-532-6806
Secondary Contact: Kristan Corwin
Phone: 785-532-1663
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