Navigation Links
Wayne State welcomes undergraduates from around the US for physics research experience
Date:6/17/2013

DETROIT On June 6, professors in Wayne State University's Department of Physics kicked off WSU's only National Science Foundation-funded (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. This program aims to give undergraduates an opportunity to do cutting-edge research in astrophysics, and in particle and nuclear physics.

According to Alexey Petrov, Ph.D., professor of physics in Wayne State's College of Liberal of Arts, principal investigator and program director of the grant, the student participants will work with faculty mentors on research projects at WSU or at a premier national lab, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL.

"Students will participate in weekly seminars, workshops and field trips," said Petrov. "They are given the opportunity to experience a real-life research environment and contribute to ongoing research projects led by the faculty in Wayne State's Department of Physics and Astronomy."

This NSF-funded program was renewed last year and is in its 14th year at WSU. It provides funding for 10 students from universities throughout the United States to participate.

"The REU started as a local program, mainly drawing students from Wayne State, but it now receives students from as far as Arizona, Alabama and Florida," said Petrov. "In the past, students from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke and many other premier U.S. universities came to Detroit in the summer to work with Wayne State's physics and astronomy faculty to tackle problems in theoretical and experimental particle and nuclear physics, and in astrophysics. Local Wayne State students are active participants in this nationally competitive program as well."

"The REU program in Wayne State's Department of Physics and Astronomy is a great example of how a research experience can provide undergraduate students with higher quality, hands-on and meaningful educational experiences that broaden their knowledge base," said Joseph Dunbar, Ph.D., associate vice president for research at Wayne State. "REU programs such as the one in our Department of Physics, give students excellent learning opportunities through access to leading-edge knowledge and methods, and critical thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of quality of information. In addition, it prepares students to be competitive in a knowledge-based economy, provides a foundation for further education and places learning in a context that connects theory in the classroom with practice."

Petrov and David Cinabro, Ph.D., professor of physics and co-director, co-lead this program. Senior personnel include WSU physics and astronomy professors Giovanni Bonvicini, Edward Cackett, Sean Gavin, Robert Harr, Abhijit Majumder, Gil Paz, Claude Pruneau and Joern Putschke. For more information, visit the program's website at http://rhig.physics.wayne.edu/REU/.

The NSF grant number for this project, "REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Astrophysics, Nuclear and Particle Physics," is PHY-1156651. The three-year grant totals $213,812.


'/>"/>

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@gmail.com
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Wayne State University researchers program targets safer river fishing, anglers health
2. Wayne State researchers working to improve genetic analysis, disorder detection
3. Wayne State receives $2.8 million grant from US Administration for Children and Families
4. New book on physics principles by Wayne State professor explains life as we know it
5. High-strength material advancements at Wayne State University may lead to new, life-saving steel
6. Cancer risk for African-American women with benign breast disease factors Wayne State finds
7. Wayne State University researchers techniques enable more, faster testing of biological liquids
8. Wayne State study shows airborne dust in urban areas impacts lead levels in children
9. Wayne State vision restoration technology receives Notice of Allowance for US patent app
10. Wayne State University startup, Advaita, to participate in new Michigan I-Corps program
11. Marshall University study may lead to new treatments for prostate cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2017)... AWRE ), a leading supplier of biometrics software ... year ended December 31, 2016. Revenue for ... $6.9 million in the same quarter last year. Operating income ... to $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Net ... or $0.02 per diluted share, which compares to $1.8 million, ...
(Date:2/7/2017)... -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), ... the LEERINK Partners 6th Annual Global Healthcare Conference at ... 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. ... accessed at http://wsw.com/webcast/leerink28/zbh .  The webcast will be ... Investor Relations website at http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com . ...
(Date:2/2/2017)... , Feb. 2, 2017   TapImmune, Inc. ... immuno-oncology company specializing in the development of innovative ... treatment of cancer and metastatic disease, announced today ... GMP manufacturing of a second clinical lot of ... folate receptor alpha. The manufactured vaccine product will ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the ... of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are launching a joint program to promote safe ... support educational outreach efforts. , AMA and DJI will collaborate on other potential ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... MENLO PARK, Calif. and ... -- Longitude Capital, a private investment firm focused on ... today announced the promotion of Josh Richardson ... Richardson focuses on investments in biotechnology companies.  He ... and has played important roles in Longitude,s investments ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... 2017   Biostage, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... developing bioengineered organ implants to treat cancers and other ... today the closing on February 15, 2017 of its ... stock and warrants to purchase 20,000,000 shares of common ... offering was priced at $0.40 per share of common ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... Malden, MA (PRWEB) , ... February 16, 2017 ... ... viscoelastic 4-level cervical case. Dr. Kingsley Chin, professor and Harvard trained surgeon, completed ... The procedure was performed on a 55-year-old practicing female physician suffering from degenerative ...
Breaking Biology Technology: