◦ Work directly with a faculty member and group.
◦ Gain valuable research and presentation skills.
◦ Field trip to an observatory or national lab
◦ $6000 stipend plus food allowance for 10 weeks
◦ Travel support to GSU and a national conference
◦ Housing on site at GSU in Atlanta, GA
◦ Social activities in and around Atlanta
Welcome to the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Georgia State University (GSU), funded by the National Science Foundation. We are very excited to start the Summer 2023 session. All undergraduates are welcome to apply, except for those already at GSU1. We particularly encourage students that have limited research opportunities at their home institutions to apply to our program. REU students will be paid a total of $6000 for their work over the 10-week period ( at ~40 hours per week). The REU program provides for housing on site at GSU, a food allowance, and round-trip travel to GSU, the field location, and a future conference.
REU students at GSU work directly with faculty members and their groups. Each student will have a well-defined project with results to be presented in an end-of-summer symposium, a future national conference, and potentially a scientific publication. On the way, students will have gained valuable research, collaboration, and presentation skills. Each student will participate in a 5-day field trip to a GSU-affiliated research facility: Apache Point Observatory in NM, GSU’s CHARA Array at Mount Wilson in CA, or Brookhaven National Laboratory in NY. A wide range of research fields are available, including active galactic nuclei, galaxies, stellar astrophysics, interferometry, exoplanets, computational astrophysics, solar physics, nuclear physics, cosmic rays, biophysics, neurophysics and condensed matter physics.
REU students will participate in a weekly seminar focused on professional practices and ethics, reading scientific papers, scientific talks, science writing, and practice for the summer symposium. Weekly lunch meetings will feature brief faculty talks and discussions of student research projects and their connectivity. Social activities will take advantage of the many cultural and recreational opportunities in Atlanta, including the Georgia Aquarium, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park, and professional sports including the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta United FC.
For more information, questions about this REU program can be addressed to Dr. Mike Crenshaw at [email protected].
1. GSU undergraduates can apply to our internal summer research program . Students at other local universities can apply to either program or both.