Welcome to the Penn State Interdisciplinary Materials and Physics REU Site

Applications for 2018 will open soon.

The Department of Physics will host a  summer undergraduate research program from May 29- August 3 2018  which combines research from multiple areas:

Materials Physics and Interdisciplinary Materials Summer Research Program (REU): The National Science Foundation sponsors summer research 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, applied math, 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. Students from across the country and from Penn State (including Millennium Scholars) are eligible to apply. Research topics vary over a wide range of topics focusing on experimental, theoretical and computational materials research.

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

Students 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  will 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).