Research Experiences for Undergraduates/
Research Experiences for Teachers
The Department of Physics at the University of Florida offers a 10-week summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Undergraduate participants receive a stipend, a travel allowance, and prepaid housing on campus.
The 1999 Summer program ran from June 1 to August 6, inclusive. The program was centered around a research project, carried out within an active research group on campus. Other activities included seminars on cutting-edge areas of physics; workshops focusing on graduate programs, career opportunities in the physical sciences, and scientific communications skills; and field trips to industrial laboratories.
Associated with the REU program was an eight-week Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program, also sponsored by the NSF. Five middle- and high-school teachers carried out research projects in the Physics Department, developing teaching products to carry back into the classroom, and interacting with the REU participants.
For more information, please contact the Program Director, Kevin Ingersent.