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REU Program

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Welcome to the home page for the TCU Department of Physics & Astronomy REU program in physics and astrophysics. As a participant in the TCU Physics & Astronomy REU program, you will:

  • Collaborate on a research project with TCU faculty mentors, graduate students and other students.
  • Learn about working in the aerospace industry through behind-the-scenes field trips.
  • Develop skills in giving a research presentation.
  • Participate in a one-day workshop on ethics in science.
  • Receive a $5,000 stipend.
  • Receive free housing on campus.
  • Receive travel support to/from TCU.
  • Participate in field trips, and have access to the library, computer and recreation facilities.
  • Have travel expenses paid to present your results at a scientific conference after the program.

Research Opportunities

Atomic & Molecular Physics
Chemical Physics
Observational Astronomy
Planetary Science
Theoretical Modeling and Computer Simulation
Materials Science

Application Deadline

Application deadline: February 17, 2020

Contact Information

Dr. Peter Frinchaboy
TCU Department of Physics and Astronomy
phone: 817-257-6387

Summer 2020 Program Dates

10 week program: May 26 through July 31, 2020

This an NSF sponsored REU program