Welcome to the Penn State Interdisciplinary Materials and Physics REU Site

Applications are closed for 2014

The Department of Physics hosts a summer undergraduate research program which combines research from multiple areas:

Condensed Matter Physics and Interdisciplinary Materials Summer Research Program (REU): The National Science Foundation sponsors positions in various Penn State departments and are open to undergraduate students from all across the country who are majoring in physics, chemistry, material science, all branches of engineering, etc. and have an interest in materials research. This REU is jointly hosted by both the Physics Department’s NSF REU grant and the Center for Nanoscale Science (MRSEC) REU.

The Physics Department itself provides funding for Penn State Physics students to conduct research in any research group in the department.

Students from across the country and from University Park are eligible to apply and will experience the challenge and excitement of a career in research. Students work closely with one of Penn State’s faculty members, together with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their research group.  In addition students are able to acquire valuable skills, participate in seminars and join in a variety of extra-curricular activities.

Click on Summer Details for more about the program and summer schedule (drop down menu).