The University of New Mexico Physics and Astronomy REU Program

The 2018 Summer REU group

The Physics and Astronomy REU held at the University of New Mexico is a 10-week summer research internship program for undergraduate students studying physics and astronomy, including radio astronomy and laser applications.

The REU program will not be offered in the summer of 2019 because the department is moving to a new building. The program will resume in the summer of 2020 and applications will be solicited in the fall of 2019

The program pays for the majority of 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. The program offers a range of recreational activities and opportunities to experience New Mexico.

The UNM P&A REU Program has been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funding. Eligible students (must be a US citizen or permanent resident, currently enrolled in a college or university and attending in the Fall Semester following REU participation) are welcome to apply.

You can contact Rich Rand at or (505) 277-2073 if you have further questions.