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Primary Institution: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
City: Piscataway
State: NJ
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Should have completed 2-3 years of undergraduate coursework.
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
Description: Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University will host an on-campus Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the summer of 2014. Each participant will work on a different cutting-edge research project with a faculty mentor and the other members of his/her research group. Projects will be drawn from three different areas: astronomy, nuclear and high energy physics, and condensed matter physics. Participants will present the results of their projects at an undergraduate research symposium at the end of the summer, and as appropriate will be encouraged to continue to work on their projects beyond the end of the summer, and to present their results at a relevant professional conference within six months of the end of the program. In addition, participants will meet together for one afternoon each week for a common set of professional development activities. These sessions will focus on conveying the skills and knowledge needed to apply to, gain admission to, and succeed in graduate school and will include preparation for the physics GRE subject test that features a significant demonstration component. The summer will be punctuated by three all-day field trips to nearby points of scientific interest.
Stipend: $5000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/14/2014
Job Website:
Additional Information: The program is expected to run from May 27 - July 31, 2014. Participants will generally arrive on campus on May 25 and move out on August 1.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Andrew Baker
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019
Phone: +1-732-445-5500 x2544
Fax: +1-732-445-4343
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