University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Summer REU Program

Apply here to the 2019 REU program

Program Dates: June 3-August 9, 2019

A female REU student works on an optics table.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a 10-week summer outreach program that provides a working research environment for undergraduate students. Participants engage in research with faculty and staff of the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Fields of research include:

Non Research Program Activities

  • Weekly physics seminars
  • Machine shop intro course
  • Ethics in scientific research course
  • Physics GRE preparation
  • Social activities

At the end of the program, participants present the results of their investigations in oral and written reports, as well as at two poster sessions - one in the School of Physics and the other in an all-REU science and engineering expo.

Contact Us

Jennifer Kroschel
REU Coordinator

Alex Kamenev
Professor and REU Director

Sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation and the University of Minnesota.