REU Hooked on Photonics
Hooked on Photonics (HoP) is a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students studying chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, or optics. Research sites are located at three universities:
- University of Washington in Seattle
- University of Arizona in Tucson
- Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta
In contrast to electronics, which deals with the transfer and storage of information using electricity, photonics involves the use of light to control, transmit and manipulate information.
Advances in the science of photonics have the potential to vastly increase available bandwidth, allowing for ultra-fast communications over a new optically based network. HoP researchers are working on the leading edge of these new technologies: light emitting diodes, photovoltaic cells, nano-fabrication, transistors, and optical switching devices.
Who Should Apply
Undergraduates of all levels, especially rising sophomores and juniors with interest in chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering or optics. Hooked on Photonics strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority groups and women. US Citizenship or permanent residency is required.
Dates & Duration
HoP is a 10 week summer program, but specific dates vary by institution.
- Georgia Tech: May 24, 2015 – July 31, 2015
- University of Arizona:June – Aug (10 Week Course)
- University of Washington: June 15th, 2015 – August 21st, 2015
Acceptance letters will be mailed by April 15.
Students accepted into the HoP program will receive a stipend of $5,000 for their participation. In addition, funds will be available to support travel as well as on-campus food and housing.
Students are strongly encouraged to reside in on campus housing during the program. Once accepted into the program, details concerning compensation, reimbursements, travel and housing arrangements will be sent to you.
Find out More
Learn what to expect and how you’ll benefit from participating in Hooked on Photonics.