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Summer 2007 Research Program:
Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Application Procedure

All places in the Summer 2007 REU program have been filled. We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2008 in November 2007.

Eligibility: 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 limited.

Evaluation: In evaluating applications, we consider the following criteria:
  Academic achievement, as demonstrated by college performance.
  Physics preparation. 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.
  Previous research. 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.
  Career objectives. 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 Kevin Ingersent.

NSF logo 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 / / Last modified: Nov 3, 2006