Molecular Physics Program - SRI International REU
non-profit research organization
A wide variety of experimental and theoretical projects are available for undergraduate participation, including studies of atmospheric chemistry, energy transfer in molecular collisions, materials science, trace species detection, ion physics, laser diagnostics, biomedical optics, and biophysics. Many of the projects involve the use of lasers for detecting and analyzing atoms and molecules, actuating droplet motion, and to perform experiments on microfluidic platforms.
The Molecular Physics Program in the Materials Research Laboratory at SRI International participates in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program of the National Science Foundation.
This REU program provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduates to participate in research at SRI and to benefit from the collegial atmosphere of collaboration and communication among all members of the laboratory. SRI has hosted the program for 20 years. More than 160 students have participated in this program and have had excellent experiences in laboratory research, frequently leading to publications.
Undergraduate participants must be enrolled in a program leading to a Bachelor's degree and must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States or its possessions. Students who will graduate and receive their Bachelor's degree in 2015 are not eligible.
This REU program provides laboratory work experience at a paid hourly rate plus limited travel funds for six undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the U.S. Housing is not provided, and students will be responsible for finding their own accommodations. A housing allowance is provided for students who rent accommodations in the Bay Area to participate in the program. This housing allowance is only meant to assist with housing costs and will not cover the entire cost of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area.