Summer 2007 Research Program:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
All places in the Summer 2007 REU program have been filled.
We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2008 in November 2007.
REU participants must be undergraduate students
and must be citizens or legal permanent residents
of the United States or its possessions.
We especially encourage applications from members of groups
under-represented in science and engineering, and
from students enrolled at institutions where research opportunities are
In evaluating applications, we consider the following criteria:
as demonstrated by college performance.
By the time the REU begins, we expect participants to
have completed at least a one-year college-level physics sequence;
additional course-work and laboratory experience are preferred.
Experience carrying out scientific research is not a prerequisite for
admission to the program.
However, prior experience may be a considerable asset for some of the
REU research projects offered each summer.
We seek participants who will make good use of the opportunity provided by
the REU program.
A primary goal of the National Science Foundation REU program is to help
students make informed choices concerning scientific careers, such as the
decision whether or not to pursue a graduate degree, or selection between
possible sub-fields of study.
Letters of recommendation.
These provide valuable information about applicants'
accomplishments and potential for independent scientific research.
If you have any questions, please contact
This material is based upon work supported by the
National Science Foundation
under Grants DMR-9820518, DMR-0139579, and DMR-0552726.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this
material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views
of the National Science Foundation.
Kevin Ingersent /
Nov 3, 2006