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Application deadline is February 1, 2024

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah offers a research experience program in physics and astronomy that allows undergraduate students to 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 the following fields:

Astronomy & Astrophysics
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Condensed Matter Physics
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Cosmic Rays
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Particle Physics
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Physics Education Research
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All students attend weekly seminars on current research in physics in addition to Undergraduate Research Education Series and ASTRO Summer Student Series. The experience culminates with the presentation of findings at a closing Symposium.

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


Participants will receive a $7,000 stipend and University housing is provided. Travel costs to and from Salt Lake City are also covered.


The 2024 summer program will run from May 28 – August 2. The application deadline is February 1, 2024. Online applications are available here.


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