Research Experiences for Undergrads

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah

The application deadline is February 17, 2017

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah offers a research experience program in Physics and Astronomy where undergraduate students work closely with a faculty mentor and their research group on an individual project. All interested students are invited to apply for this 10-week summer program.

Program participants gain direct experience by working in ongoing experimental or theoretical research programs in following fields:

Astrophysics & Observational Astronomy
Astrophysics: Relativity & Cosmology
Cosmic Rays
Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Particle Physics
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

All students attend weekly seminars on current research in physics in addition to machine shop training and Physics GRE workshops. The experience culminates with the writing of a report and presentation of findings at a closing symposium.

The summer months in Salt Lake City offer outstanding opportunity for outdoor recreation and other activities associated with the university. Surrounded by spectacular mountains, Salt Lake City is within easy driving distance of Great Salt Lake and nine national parks, including Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Grand Teton and Arches National Park.


Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend; university housing is provided. Travel costs to and from Salt Lake City are covered.


The 2017 summer program will run from May 31 – August 5. Online applications are available here.


If you have any questions, please contact us at:


Department of Physics & Astronomy
Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
College of Science

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