Applications for 2020 are open!

The 2020 REU will run from  May 26- Jul 31 2020.  This summer research program has its roots in 3 individual programs, all of which can be applied for via the link above.

Interdisciplinary Nanoscale Physics and Materials Summer Research Program (REU): 

The department of Physics will  host a National Science Foundation sponsored REU focused on condensed matter physics, and materials physics .  Students who are US Citizens from across the country are eligible to apply.  Research positions span 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 and condensed matter physics. Research topics vary over a wide range of topics focusing on experimental, theoretical and computational materials related physics, engineering and chemistry research.

In collaboration with the Physics Department REU the Center for Nanoscale Science (MRSEC) also hosts an REU in 2020 with faculty affiliated with the Center for Nanoscale Science research Interdisciplinary ResearchGroups ‘s.

Penn State Physics Department Summer Research . The physics department typically provides funding for Penn State Physics majors to conduct research in any research discipline and any research group in the physics department. Any physics major at Penn State UP Campus (or transferring to UP) can apply regardless of nationality.

In all programs, 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. For more details see our FAQ.