Video highlights NSF REU Program in Physics at Kansas State University
Several undergraduate students discuss their experiences in the summer research program hosted by the Physics department at Kansas State University in the summer of 2014. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) gives students from schools across the country, usually where research opportunities are limited, a chance to participate in world-class research in many areas of physics. Mentored by faculty members and other researchers, students experience research at the level of a graduate student, helping them shape their future careers. Students are shown engaged in research in nanoparticle light scattering experiments, the development of novel semiconductor detectors for high energy particle experiments, operating laser systems for the creation of table-top x-ray sources, and analyzing data from neutrino detectors to understand their oscillations. The program lasts 10 weeks, and provides networking and social opportunities as well through interactions with other undergraduate research programs in many disciplines across campus. For more information, please visit our web site: www.phys.ksu.edu/reu. We will begin accepting applications in December for next summer.