The University of New Mexico Physics and Astronomy REU Program

The 2018 Summer REU group at the Very Large Array. Photo by Peter Minoru Sinclair

About the Program

The University of New Mexico's Physics and Astronomy Department research internship program for undergraduate students studying physics and astronomy will be held in-person at the University of New Mexico for 10 weeks starting Tuesday, May 31 and ending in July of 2022.

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.

Begin Application Process

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