Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Physics & Astronomy
University of Utah

The application deadline is January 15, 2015

Download a PDF version of the application form here

Program poster (PDF) available here

2015 Calendar of Events

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 here for this 10 weeks 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 $4,000 stipend and university housing is provided. Travel costs to and from Salt Lake City are covered.


The REU Physics & Astronomy Program is open to all current junior and senior undergraduate majors in physics or astronomy. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This is a condition of our funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation.


The 2015 summer program will run from May 25 – August 1. The application deadline is January 15, 2015. On-line applications can be found here.


If you have any questions, please contact us at:

  • 201 James Fletcher Bldg. 115 S. 1400 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0830
  • 801-581-6901
  • Fax 801-581-4801
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