Wayne State welcomes undergraduates from around the country for physics research experience

On June 6, professors in Wayne State University’s Department of Physics & Astronony 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.”   

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