2020 Summer REU Program

You are invited to apply for an NSF-funded 10-week summer Research For Undergraduates program for six participants from June 8 to August 14, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Department of Physics and Astronomy. The program focuses around individual mentored research projects in nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, and astronomy, related through the central theme of symmetry, tailored for accessibility to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates.  You will join the research program of a faculty mentor funded by NSF, DOE, or NASA, working along-side graduate students and postdocs in the lab, interacting regularly with your mentor to produce publishable results in these areas at the frontiers of physics and astronomy.

The program includes professional development through a series of seminars and workshops, and specific technical training in computation and data analysis. Students will present results at a local poster session and be encouraged to present at national conferences. The program features social activities and a day-excursion to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Undergraduate participants will receive a $6,000 stipend, round-trip travel expenses to Lexington, KY, and be provided with free on-campus housing including a meal plan. Selected students will be funded to travel to a regional or national conference to give a presentation on their research results.

The application deadline is Feb 28.  REVIEW of the applications will begin on Monday, Mar 2.  We will continue to accept applications until all positions have been filled.  The REU program and Department Open house have been cancelled for 2020.  We hope you will reapply for summer 2021.

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