Physics and Astronomy Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Due to lack of funding, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Washington State University will not host an REU Summer School in summer 2012. Historically, the department has funded 10 students each year through an REU Summer School and hopes to have another one in place by Summer 2013. In the meantime, we want you to be aware that 5-10 REU students have separately been hosted each summer by individual faculty members with supplements to their NSF grants. Links describing all our faculty and a short description of their research activities can be found here. If you are interested in a particular research area, please contact the cognizant faculty member directly, providing information of the same kind as you would when applying for an REU summer program. For more information on each individual faculty’s research area, please visit this external page. For other information on other undergraduate research opportunities, please visit this page.


Benefits Include

  • Stipend
  • Travel Support
  • On – Campus Housing
  • Recreation Center Membership
  • Social and Outdoor Activities
  • Course Credit
  • Health Services

Research Areas Include

  • Bose-Einstein Condensation
  • Chaos and Complexity
  • High-Pressure Physics
  • Materials and Optics
  • Physical Acoustics