Student Opportunities

Graduate School Applications:

  • Kansas State University - Brochure,

    Our department will host our program entitled Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning for 10 weeks next summer, pending funding.  We invite your students who have completed a course in modern physics to apply.  To this end, we ask that you post the attached poster for display in your department as you see fit.

    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 mentored by faculty recognized for their research and teaching abilities.  For example, our atomic physics program is highly rated, and one of our faculty has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as National Professor of the Year.

    Students selected to participate will receive a $5,450 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 www.phys.ksu.edu/reu.  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 or your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (785)532-1612 or e-mail reu@phys.ksu.edu

  • PhD program at University of Oklahoma - for details see http://www.nhn.ou.edu/graduate-students/Dear Prospective Ph.D. Student,

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma is seeking highly qualified and motivated applicants for our PhD graduate program. The application window is now open for the Fall 2018 entering class. We provide full financial support to our students (tuition waiver + stipend + health insurance).
    THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE.

    We are seeking applicants interested in experiment and theory in four broad areas of study:
     Astronomy and Astrophysics
     Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
     Condensed Matter Physics
     High Energy Physics

    Information on our graduate program and research projects can be found at:
    http://www.nhn.ou.edu/research

    Qualified applicants should have a minimum US equivalent of a BS in Physics or in a closely related field. The applicant should have upper division physics courses on their academic transcript with US equivalent grades of B or higher (e.g. Classical Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics). Research experience is desired, but is not required. The Physics Subject GRE exam scores are helpful, but not required. TOEFL/IELTS scores are generally required from international applicants for whom English is their second language. (see link to FAQ below)

    All students are offered full financial support. First year students are supported on Graduate Teaching Assistantships which allow you flexibility to choose a research group during your first year.

    We begin evaluating applications in January for admission the following fall. Although we do not have a strict application deadline, we ask that students arrange for us to receive all their application materials by 01 February. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis through April. Late applicants run the risk that we may have filled all the program slots for this year.

    We are providing all applicants a NO FEE application option. Follow the instructions at:
    http://www.nhn.ou.edu/graduate-students/apply_OU_PhyAst

    Send all materials to:

    Graduate Recruiting and Selection Committee
    Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy
    The University of Oklahoma
    440 W Brooks St
    Norman, OK 73019
    USA

    For more information, see our FAQ.
    http://www.nhn.ou.edu/graduate-students/OU_PhyAst_FAQ

    If you have any questions concerning our department do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

    If you have questions regarding specific areas of study, please contact the representative in the respective area.
     Astrophysics: Prof. Mukremin Kilic <kilic@ou.edu>
     Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics: Prof. Doerte Blume <Doerte.Blume-1@ou.edu>
     Condensed Matter Physics: Prof. Lloyd Bumm <bumm@ou.edu>
     High Energy Physics: Prof. Chung Kao <chung.kao@ou.edu>


    Sincerely,
    Prof. Lloyd A. Bumm
    Chair, Graduate Recruiting and Selection Committee
     
  • 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. Further information can be found at

  • https://cavern.uark.edu/depts/physics/apps/

  • https://cavern.uark.edu/depts/physics/graduate/application.php

  • http://www.uark.edu/ua/physreu/indexREU.html
     

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 www.phys.ksu.edu/reu.  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@phys.ksu.edu

  • 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  (http://tinyurl.com/2017-REU) 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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