Physics & Astronomy Research @ Truman
Graduate schools place a high value on research experience when evaluating their applicants. For this reason, in addition to the required research credit, physics majors are encouraged to perform as much research on- and off-campus as possible. It is best to begin your research during your sophomore year and continue your project during your junior and senior years. Some students have done research as early as the spring semester of their freshman year. Pre-engineers are also welcome to participate in research. Off-campus summer research opportunities, such as “Research Experiences for Undergraduates” (REU) programs, can be very exciting. Such opportunities are posted on the bulletin boards around the third floor physics area of Magruder Hall.
Links to Web sites listing REUs are available on the physics department homepage .
The simplest way to find out about research opportunities in physics is to approach one of the faculty members, either in person or via e-mail (see below) and inquire. Broadly speaking, there are three avenues toward research work: