K-State Physics REU: Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning

Title 
K-State Physics REU: Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning
Institution 
Kansas State University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Manhattan
State 
KS
Field 
physics
Start Date 
5/28/18
End Date 
8/3/18
Stipend 
$5,450 plus $750 travel stipend
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
Rolling admissions begin 2/15/18
Description 
This REU program offers students an opportunity to perform cutting-edge physics research in our department. We focus on experimental and/or theoretical research in the areas of atomic and molecular physics; high energy physics; biological and soft matter physics; physics education research; and cosmology. As a student in our program, you will be paired with a faculty research mentor. Furthermore, about 2-3 hours per week will be spent in a classroom setting, where faculty members will describe the physics behind your project and your peers' projects as well. For 1-2 hours per week, Bruce Glymour, Professor and Head of Philosophy and Amelia Hicks, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will lead discussions of ethical issues in physics, including case studies of some famous ethical violations in recent years. You will develop a web page on your project, and give regular updates on your research to your fellow student researchers. Your project will culminate in an oral or poster presentation summarizing your research project, and in the creation of a web page summarizing your experiences. We will organize social activities with other REU groups on campus. In past years, we have had dinner at mentors' homes, ice-cream socials, canoe trips, and other excursions.
Qualifications 
Currently enrolled college students who have completed a course in modern physics are eligible. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for NSF funding.
Contact 
Kim Coy
URL 
http://www.phys.ksu.edu/reu/
Email 
reu@phys.ksu.edu
Number of Participants 
12-14
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes