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BYU Physics & Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

Primary Institution: BYU Physics & Astronomy Department
Affiliation: National Science Foundation
City: Provo
State: UT
Job Duration: 10 Weeks (June-August)
Class Requirement: Graduation after December 2013
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: None
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
Nuclear Physics
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Sound and Acoustics
Description: Undergraduates and secondary school teachers interested in participating in a 10 week summer physics research program at Brigham Young University are invited to apply.

There are exciting opportunities in a number of areas including optics (using lasers of all kinds including ultra-short pulse and UV lasers), computer modeling, plasmas, solid state and thin film science, acoustics, theory, and astronomy.

We are especially interested in applications from students from minority groups who are underrepresented in physics or who come from schools which don't have graduate research programs.

Participants must must be enrolled at an accredited US college or university and be graduating after December 2013.

At the end of our program some participants may be selected to travel to a regional professional meeting to give a presentation on their research results.
Stipend: $5,000
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Possible payment of attendance and participation in a regional professional meeting
Application Deadline: 02/11/2013
Includes an online application and letter of recommondation
Job Website:
Additional Information: We have two parallel program that run concurrently: our REU program for undergraduate students and our RET program for secondary school teachers. Teachers must be currently employed as a secondary school teacher.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Steve Turley
BYU Physics & Astronomy Department
REU Program, N283 ESC
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: (801) 422-2133
Fax: (801) 422-0553
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