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There are several resources available to students who are interested in research programs.  For McMurry students, you can check the bullitin board in front of the physics office, follow the links below, or speak to Dr. Keith.


If you would like to offer our students an opportunity to participate in an Internship or an REU, please contact 

Wayne Keith
(325) 793-3874

Top physics students should seriously consider participating in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.  They don't pay much, but they do usually pay at least room and board.  It is a great opportunity to connect with a group of people who are at the same level as you and who have have similar experiences in different contexts.  This will help you decide what you want to do as well as what you don't want to do.  The experience will also give you a taste of what research is like and show you some practical application of your classwork studies.

Links to current and recent Research Opportunities for Undergraduates (generally through university researchers)
(Outdated Links may have links for the following year)
Organization: Relevant Links Application Deadline
Southwest Research Institute [McM alumnus] Ongoing Internship Possibilities early Spring
Intel Corp. [McM alumnus] Ongoing Internship Possibilities
American Physical Society (APS) The Internship Webpage lists several opportunities for internships.
APS Internships for Undergraduate Women
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Summer Fellowship Mar 11
Department of Energy (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) -- You can choose to intern at any of many national labs. Students are eligible for the summer before senior year. Key Dates
Argonne National Labs Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Deadline: Feb 1, 2006
Late Apps accepted until April 1, 2006
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF provides grants to researchers who want to support undergraduate research in their lab. They have provided a list of schools that offer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) in physics and other fields. (decided by each program)
Previous deadlines:
Texas Christian University
REU website (webpage says that they will accept late applications if the slots are not full) Feb 16, 2004
Mar 15, 2005
Mar 6, 2006
Baylor University
REU website (webpage says that they will accept late applications - until April 7, 2006 - if the slots are not full) Feb 27, 2004
Mar 12, 2005
Mar 17, 2006
The College of Wooster
REU website Mar 1, 2004
Feb 21, 2005
Feb 20, 2006
University of North Texas
REU webpage Apr 1, 2004
Apr 1, 2005
Apr 1, 2006
The University of Oklahoma
School of Industrial Engineering REU
Mar 17, 2004
Apr 5, 2005
AT&T Labs
Main Page, then follow [Special Programs and Fellowships] then [AT&T Undergraduate Research Program].
Before Dec 1
Co-op / Intern Opportunities (as of June 2005).

The physics department at Illinois Wesleyan has compiled a list of REU programs for physics majors.

8/17/07 Update Format WK.


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