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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The University of Idaho REU program is on hiatus for the summer of 2014. Please check back next year.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at University of Idaho, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, builds on the groundwork provided in the classroom and gives students the ability to perform cutting edge scientific research in a real laboratory setting.  As a participant in our REU program you will perform research as part of an established, internationally recognized physics department while enjoying a pleasant rural setting.

Student Compensation

Undergraduate students will spend nine weeks at the University of Idaho performing research with an active research group.  Participants will receive a stipend of $5000, and all housing and travel expenses are covered.

Where and When

The University of Idaho is located in scenic Moscow, Idaho just below Moscow Mountain, and surrounded by the undulating hills of the Palouse.  The Department of Physics is located in the Engineering-Physics building.  Students will check into their dormitories on Sun Jun 2 and begin work on Mon Jun 3. The nine-week program will end on Fri Aug 2.

How to Apply

We welcome applications from undergraduate students who are physics, science, or engineering majors and are not graduating this year.  The application can be found here. The deadline for receiving applications is March 1, 2013.


  • Gwen Barnes  Exploring the Moon and Mars with High-Resolution Orbital Imagery
  • Leah Bergman  Bandgap Engineered Optical Alloys
  • Christine Berven  Electron/Phonon Transport Discrete Nanosystems
  • David McIlroy  Nanospring Mat for Sensor Applications
  • You Qiang  Nanomaterials and Separation Nanotechnology for Nuclear Energy and Spent Fuel Recycling
  • F. Marty Ytreberg  Determining the Molecular Mechanisms for Protein Evolution
  • Wei Jiang Yeh  Nanoporous Materials for Catalyst and Sensor Applications

Please email questions about the REU program to Professor Christine Berven at  Include "REU 2013" in email subject line.