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CLASSE Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

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2016 REU Group

2015 REU Group

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed our grant for a Research Experience for Undergraduates program in the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE), which encompasses accelerator-physics research and X-ray science. Logistics for the 2016 program will be similar to the 2015 program logistics.

Under this program, approximately twelve science and engineering students from around the country will be invited to participate in research at the Laboratory. There are several other REU programs on campus with whom we share housing and programs. Each CLASSE participant will receive a $5,000 stipend for their summer research work at CLASSE.

The REU program is open, by NSF regulation, only to US citizens and permanent residents. If accepted, you will be required to show proof of citizenship or permanent residency. This CLASSE program is intended primarily for sophomore and junior students in science and engineering. In exceptional cases first year students could have enough familiarity with physics, engineering, or computer science to profit from their research experience. Students who have not yet enrolled as undergraduates and students who will have a Bachelors degree by the summer of 2017 are not eligible according to NSF regulations. First offers will be made by March, 2017. If accepted, you will have to show proof of health insurance coverage for the period of the REU Program.

CLASSE 2017 REU Online Application Form:

The ten-week program will start Monday, June 5, 2017 and end Friday, August 11, 2017. In addition to participation in research, the program will include informal seminars, formal lectures, tours of research facilities, social and recreational events, and a forum at summer's end in which participants present the results of their research.

Undergrads reflect on REU at CLASSE

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