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Apply for a Summer Research Program

This article appeared in a February 2018 issue of the student newsletter.

Newsflash from the DCCCD STEM Institute:

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) is offering exciting research opportunities this summer. UTD is bringing undergraduates from around Texas to their campus to participate in exciting physics research. And they would love if you were there.

The Summer Research Program in Experimental & Theoretical Physics is a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program – and it's open to all of you! 

If you want to participate, though, you don't have much time left to apply; the deadline is Thursday, March 1. 

What Can You Expect:

From May 28 to Aug. 3, you will participate in exciting world-class research in: 

  • Biophysics
  • Black holes
  • Cosmology and gravitation
  • Plasmas
  • Quantum computing
  • Space physics
  • Superconductors

You will also interact on a regular basis with other students and instructors in weekly seminars and workshops, research symposiums and various social events. 


Let's get to what we really care about here: What do you get out of this (besides educational enrichment, of course)? 

For the entire summer program, you'll get: 

  • $5,000 stipend
  • On-campus housing
  • Meal allowance (21 meals per week)
  • Travel allowance
  • Access to the gym

Sounds like a wonderful STEM-related opportunity, right? Contact Lindsay King for more information or questions.  

How to Apply

A few things to keep in mind when you apply for the program: Only online applications are accepted, and you need to have a few things readily available when you fill out your applications: 

  • Your current cumulative GPA
  • A copy of your transcripts

You will also need a letter of recommendation (with contact information for the person who wrote it) and a personal statement describing how this program will further your educational and professional goals. 

Your letter of recommendation should be emailed to Lindsay King

Go Further

Best of luck with your application. If you are accepted into the research program, let us know! We'd love to personally congratulate you. Email Dr. Jason Treadway, director of the DCCCD STEM Institute, at 

To find out more about STEM happenings within the DCCCD Network (including our partner institutions like UTD), check out this past article from our student newsletter archives: What Can STEM (Institute) Do for You?