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Summer Research for Undergraduates

Concordia faculty often have oppurtunities for students to participate in their research projects during the summer. In addition there are a number of programs around the country designed to involve undergraduates in physics and astronomy research during the summer months. Many of the program sites can be reached via the WWW. Deadlines for applications can be as soon as January so it pays to apply early.

REU: Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The National Science Foundation provides grants to universities and research facilities to provide research opportunities to undergraduate students through the REU program. A wide variety of programs are offered via REU grants. The REU program is targeted primarily at students between their junior and senior years but accept students both earlier and later in their undergraduate studies. The

The big list of REU (and other) sites can be found at The Undergraduate Research Programs Webpage at UPenn. It isn't maintained very well but it will give you some idea of the range of programs. The NSF maintains a more current REU page that allows you to search for REU sites by topic. Many of the participating institutions send out mailings. Some of the REU programs that have 2003 programs are linked below (in no particular order.)

Summer Programs

Research Laboratories

A number of research facilities participate in REU or run their own programs for undergraduates. Some examples are the Undergraduate Research at NIST, and the Summer Research at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories pages.


Other Resources

The physics department receives announcements of summer research programs. Check for the posted flyers and ask faculty members.


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