The Physics Department at WWU prefers that majors participate in an REU program at another location during the summer between their junior and senior years.
Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs are conducted at many universities and national labs throughout the United States. The National Science Foundation maintains this list.
In the past several years, WWU students have completed REU sessions at Kansas Statue University, Princeton, Purdue, University of Florida, University of Washington, and others.
Summer Research at WWU: 2010
We had two major projects going on during the summer of 2010.
- Jeff Botimer worked on a Nanotechnology Lab improvement. In addition to learning to layout circuit boards using EAGLE, he also build up several prototype scanning tunneling microscope heads to test better methods for course approach. In the picture at the right, the final system - prototype 3 - is shown.
- Jeff Peters worked on developing a new method for building junctions for Physical Electronics Lab. In the past we have been limited to deposition of metal until silicon wafers. Jeff was able to deposit silicon of a different doping type unto silicon wafers.
Last update on March 31, 2011