National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsors Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in a wide range of disciplines at universities across the nation.
Baylor Career Services maintains a list of selected REU programs for students who are interested in pursuing a summer research opportunity.

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CASPER Summers Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program CASPER's NSF REU Program offers outstanding undergraduates an opportunity for active research participation with Baylor University faculty in the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research or the Baylor University Physics Department.

Program Specifics

  • Ten-week program beginning around the end of May and ending around the beginning of August.
  • REU Fellows are paid a $5000 stipend, $1000 housing allowance and $400 toward travel expenses.

Research Opportunities

  • Theoretical - Astrophysics, complex (dusty) plasma physics, cosmology, hypervelocity impact physics, protoplanetary development, quantum gravity, shock physics, superstrings and M-theory.
  • Experimental - Complex (dusty) plasma physics, IPG plasma physics, hypervelocity impact physics, in-situ sensor design studies, cosmic dust detector design and fabrication, nanofabrication, observational astronomy, shock physics, small satellite design and operation.

Brief descriptions of the research areas listed can be found on the Fellows Research Areas page.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria Any college undergraduate who has completed their freshman year and who is interested in pursuing a career in the physical sciences is eligible. (A limited number of international/non-US slots are also available through non-NSF funding.)

Applicants will be considered for appointment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap status or any other non-merit factor. Appointment selection is competitive on a national scale and will be based upon:

  1. Scholarship, curriculum and experience;
  2. Career objectives and scientific interest;
  3. Match of applicant interest to available research projects; and
  4. Letters of recommendation.

Application Process

Registration for the 2014 REU program has closed!
We will begin accepting applications for the 2015 REU Program in October of 2014.

Program Questions? Dr. Truell W. Hyde, Director
One Bear Place #97310
Baylor University
Waco, Texas 76798-7310
(254) 710-3763 (Voice)
(254) 710-7309 (Fax)

Logistics / Application Questions? Sherri Honza
One Bear Place #97310
Baylor University
Waco, Texas 76798-7310
(254) 710-3763 (Voice)
(254) 710-7309 (Fax)

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