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ODU/Jlab REU Program

Research Experience for Undergraduates
Accelerator and Nuclear Physics
Old Dominion University and Jefferson Laboratory

Apply for Summer 2017 REU (Admission contingent on Program's renewal)

Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia - in partnership with Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, and with the support of the National Science Foundation - is conducting a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program to provide research opportunities for college and university students in accelerator physics and nuclear physics.

The goals are to expose students to the sense of excitement and accomplishment that accompanies independent research and to provide information and contacts that can improve their chances of remaining in physics.

Student researchers will operate with well-guided independence to contribute usefully to advances in superconducting RF structures, novel accelerator design, and particle detectors. In some cases students will be co-authors on resulting publications.

The summer 2017 program will run for 10 weeks from May 30 to Aug. 4. The students will work with ODU faculty and Jefferson Lab staff scientists at Jefferson Lab on their research projects. Students will have ample time to interact with each other, the ODU faculty, graduate students and Jefferson Lab staff scientists. Social and cultural activities will help forge a strong bond among the students.

Selected students will receive $500 per week, shared accommodation on site, travel support and $10 per day meal allowance. Deadline for application is Feb 17, 2017. Students will be notified by April 1, 2017 whether they are admitted into the program.