News from the Chair

First UNM Physics and Astronomy Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Participants

Eight undergraduates have come from all over the country to participate in the National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Physics and Astronomy Department at UNM. This is the first year of our REU program. They are here for ten weeks and they'll be gaining valuable research experience, each working with a faculty member in the department on a range of subjects ranging from biophysics to radio astronomy. They'll also be giving presentations on their research, hearing about different career paths in physics and astronomy, and enjoying educational and social outings.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates 2018 Cohort

Left to right, Back row: Rich Rand (PI), Peter Sinclair (special graduate student assistant), Dave Dunlap (co-PI)

Front row:
Alex Vizcarra (Penn St) - Akimasa Miyake, Quantum Information Theory
Crystal Rodriguez (UTEP) - Keith Lidke, Biophysics
Addy Evans (Oklahoma St.) - Rouzbeh Allahverdi, Cosmology
Kaualani Maneafaiga (Cal Lutheran) - John Dickel, Radio Astronomy
Ivey Davis (UNM) - Greg Taylor, Radio Astronomy
LaShae Smith (Willamette Univ.) - Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, Optical Sciences
Rachel Willis (UNC Wilmington) - Mousumi Roy, Geophysics
Nathan Arnold (Texas A&M) - Victor Acosta, Nanophotonics

See the UNM Newsroom article UNM Physics and Astronomy Department hosts Research Experiences for Undergraduates.


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