Student Opportunities

Graduate School Applications:

  • Kansas State University - Brochure, Department Letter
  • PhD program at University of Oklahoma - for details see
  • San Diego State University - for details see flyer.
  • University of Arkansas: Graduate Program + REU - Physics Department at UAF, offers strong programs in condensed matter/nano physics, computational physics, photonics, laser, quantum optics, nonlinear optics, astronomy, and biophysics.  The Department has made great strides in hiring highly qualifies new faculty.

    All the students admitted in our department are supported as TA or RA. We still have openings for TA/RA position for fall 16 and even though deadline is passed we will accept applications till all the positions are filled. 

    Physics Department will also host NSF-funded REU program during the Summer 2016 (May 22-July 29), which may be of interest to your undergraduate students and opportunity to learned about graduate program.  Deadline for the REU applications is Feb 15, 2016.  Further information can be found at




REU & Summer Opportunities:

  • Kansas State University REU program

    Pursue our NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program here at Kansas State University.

    Our department will host our program entitled Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning for 10 weeks next summer.  We invite students who have completed a course in modern physics to apply.  

    Student participants will be involved with a variety of research projects at the leading edge of world-class research.  For example, students will study the attosecond physics of electrons in matter; nanoparticle formation; biological physics; quantum and coherent control of laser-cooled atoms; nonlinear fiber optics; neutrino oscillations; atomic and molecular dynamics, using ultrafast lasers; and how students learn physics.  They will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Kansas Light Source ultrafast high intensity laser.  All students will be full participants in active research groups, and will be mentored by faculty who are recognized both for their research and their teaching abilities.  For example, our atomic physics program is highly rated, and one of our faculty members has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as National Professor of the Year.

    Students selected to participate will receive a $5,200 stipend, partial travel expenses, and room and board, for a value of over $8,500.  They will live on campus with students in this and other REU programs and will have access to all the usual facilities at Kansas State: libraries, recreation centers, and so on.

    Online applications are available at  An unofficial transcript and letter of reference are also required.  We will begin reviewing applications on February 15 and will continue until all places are filled.

    If you  have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (785)532-1612 or e-mail

  • REU at Southern Mississippi State:  For undergraduates to begin thinking about their summer plans.  We hope they will consider the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Southern Miss

    Our program, Polymer Innovation for a Sustainable Future, will be held May 30-August 4, 2017.  The application deadline is March 1, 2017.  More details about our program and our online application can be found on our website

  • Yale University CRISP REU program -

    The CRISP Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program.

    The goal of the CRISP REU program is to offer high-quality, state-of-the-art research experiences, enrichment activities and professional development events to undergraduates. Current research topics range from thin film growth and characterization to friction and manipulation at the atomic level with projects involving computation, simulation, fabrication, characterization and image processing. Materials systems included semiconductors, dielectrics, optical materials and bio-materials.

    Program Dates: June 5 – July 31, 2017

    Application: Starting November 1, candidates must apply directly to the Yale SURF program through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program. Students must also complete the CRISP Supplementary Application  ( to indicate interest. The entire application package, including two letters of recommendation and official transcript(s), must be received by February 01, 2017.

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