University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Summer REU Program

Apply here to the 2017 REU program

Program Dates: June 12-August 18, 2017

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


Amanda Hawkinson
REU/RET Coordinator
reu@physics.umn.edu
612-626-5982

Alex Kamenev
Professor and REU/RET Director
kamenev@physics.umn.edu
612-626-0724


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