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University of Florida Materials Physics Research Experience for Undgraduates

Primary Institution: Univeristy of Florida
City: Gainesville
State: FL
Job Duration: May 29, 2012 to August 3, 2012
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biophysics
Computational science
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Description: This is a ten week summer research experience for undergraduates with research projects covering a wide range of problems in the modern physics of materials as well as some materials specific aspects of other sub-fields in physics.  Each REU participant will be integrated into an active research group under the guidance of a faculty mentor and in most cases also more junior members of the group.  The program will also include seminars providing information about current and emerging research areas, academic and nonacademic careers in the physical sciences, and the process of selecting and applying to graduate schools; workshops focusing on scientific communication skills; visits to other scientific and technical facilities; a group outreach event to a local school; and social events. Students will present scientific talks on their projects at the end of the summer and prepare written reports of their research activities.  Past research reports can be found on our web site.
Stipend: $5,000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2012
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Prof. Selman Hershfield
P.O. Box 118440
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-8440
Phone: 352-392-9387
Fax: 352-392-6694
Secondary Contact: Ms. Christine Scanlon
P.O. Box 118440
Univesity of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-8440
Phone: 352-392-8818
Fax: 352-392-6694
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