The University of New Mexico Physics and Astronomy REU Program

REU 2023 cohort
2023 Summer REU at UNM's Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Sciences

The UNM Physics and Astronomy REU program will not run in summer 2024. We hope to offer opportunities for summer research in 2025.

About the 2023 Program

The University of New Mexico's Physics and Astronomy Department research internship program for undergraduate students studying physics and astronomy was held at the University of New Mexico for 10 weeks starting mid May and ending in July 2023.

The program pays for most student expenses -- travel (up to $600), on-campus housing, a $5,000 stipend, the cost of most activities -- and focuses on the development of strong student-mentor relationships as well as laboratory and research skills. See the list of projects. The program also offers a range of recreational activities and opportunities to experience New Mexico.

To apply, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident, currently enrolled in a college or university and attending in the Fall Semester following REU participation.

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Questions? Please contact Jim Thomas and/or David Dunlap at if you have further questions.