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2019 Physics Summer Research Experience

The Department of Physics at the University of Dayton welcomes applications for the 2019 Physics Summer Research Experience. This new program is a partnership between the University and Morehouse College, Morgan State University and St. Mary’s University. Accepted students will perform mentored research under a University of Dayton faculty member for 10 weeks on campus, working directly with faculty and/or graduate students on a research project.

Why Join this Program?

Students will:

  • Gain valuable laboratory experience to prepare for a career in research and development.
  • Improve chances for acceptance to graduate school.
  • Perform research in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Gain valuable skills through professional development workshops.
  • Establish a network of contacts through research collaboration.
  • Explore possibilities for authorship on scientific publications.
Eligibility Requirements

Enrolled participants must:

  • Be an undergraduate student currently enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, or St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX with a projected graduation date of Fall 2019 or later.
  • Be a major in physics or a related discipline (e.g. engineering).

Participants DO NOT need to be a US citizen to apply.

Program Outline

Important dates, housing and program details:

  • Program starts on Monday, May 20 and ends on Friday, July 26.
  • Students receive $5k stipend.
  • Free housing is provided in a University of Dayton dormitory.
  • Program includes weekly seminars and professional development workshops.
  • Students will give presentations at the UD Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Research Topics

The following faculty research areas are available for exploration:

  • Photonic and electronic materials
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Photonic devices
  • Nanomaterials and nanophotonics
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Nanofabrication
  • Theoretical quantum mechanics
  • Quantum optics
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Climate science
  • Biological sensing

The requirements for application to this program are:

  • Personal statement (up to 750 words)
  • Resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcript from current institution
  • Contact information for two (2) references
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