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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.

Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, round-trip travel expenses to Provo, Utah, as well as room and board. 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.

Duration and Location

June 6, 2016-August 12, 2016 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 2016. 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 15, 2016 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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