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Physics and Astronomy REU at Minnesota

Physics and Astronomy REU at Minnesota

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Minnesota

The University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy invites undergraduate students from across the nation to do research this summer through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Participants engage in research with faculty and staff for 10 weeks. The program is sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Minnesota.

Summer 2020
June 1–Aug. 7, 2020
Duration: 10 weeks
Stipend: $5,000

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Applications include two letters of recommendation, personal statement, biographical sketch, and unofficial transcript.

Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

About REU at Minnesota

Work with faculty in the following research areas:

  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Cosmology and Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Space Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Physics

In addition to the stipend we provide:

  • Housing
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Access to University amenities

Activities include:

  • GRE prep sessions
  • Weekly luncheon seminars
  • Poster sessions
  • Safety and ethics training
  • Training and access to the machine shop and Nanofabrication Center

Social events may include:

  • Guthrie Theater production
  • Major league baseball game
  • Riverboat cruise
  • Science Museum of Minnesota visit

Education Eligibility:
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

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Students of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.