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Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics


Undergraduates and secondary school teachers interested in participating in a 10-week summer physics research program at Brigham Young University are invited to apply. There are exciting opportunities in a number of areas including optics (using lasers of all kinds including ultrashort pulse and UV lasers), computer modeling, plasmas, solid state and thin film science, acoustics, theory, and astronomy.

Undergraduate participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, round-trip travel expenses to Provo, Utah, housing, and a food stipend. In addition, selected students will be funded to travel to a regional meeting of the American Physical Society to give a presentation on their research results.

Participants in the Research Experience for Teachers will be compensated at the same rate they get for teaching for a 10-week period during the academic year (to the extent that our budget permits). Out-of-town RET participants will also receive a $1,000 stipend to assist with housing and food for the duration of the program.

Duration and Location

June 11, 2018-August 17, 2018 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.


We have two parallel programs for undergraduate students (REU) and secondary school teachers (RET). Undergraduates must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university and be graduating after September 2018. Teachers must be currently employed as a secondary school teacher. All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.


Applications must be received by February 12, 2018 to receive consideration. Click on the link to the left for more information and to apply online. We are especially interested in applicants from minority groups who are underrepresented in physics or who come from schools which don't have graduate research programs.

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