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REU Summer Internship Program

Each summer, the MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy and its research groups offer 10-week internships for up to 12 undergraduate students. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Over the course of these ten weeks, the undergraduate students will work one-on-one with MSU faculty members in one of these research areas:

  • Accelerator Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Computational Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Low Temperature Physics
  • Nanoscience
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Particle Physics
  • Physics Education
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Theoretical Physics

Every attempt will be made to pair up each student with the professor and project of his/her choice.

Undergraduate students, preferably sophomores or juniors, who have completed introductory physics courses and have completed or are taking an advanced physics course, are encouraged to apply. The REU program is only available to U.S. citizens.

REU 2023

2023 REU Program Participants

The program includes a weekly series of professional and career development workshops and organized social activities and excursions; these provide an informal atmosphere where students can get to know each other and a range of Physics-Astronomy faculty and staff. At the end of the program, students will present their research results as a poster and also submit a "practice" NSF Graduate Fellowship application. To maximize interactions between students, all students are housed in the same building.

Dates for the 2024 program will be May 28th through August 2nd.

Students will receive a stipend of $7000 plus full room and board. In addition, travel expenses will be partially reimbursed to a maximum of $600.

The application deadline for the 2024 program will be February 2, 2024. The REU program organizers will begin to review applications in February. 

Students from Minority Serving Institutions interested in a research project at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beam (FRIB) are also encouraged to apply to the INSIGHT Traineeship program: https://www.insightnp.org/fribs-programs.html

Applications are available HERE along with detailed instructions for the application procedure.

Any questions please contact Jennifer Roberts or call 517-884-5532.