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2012 Physics and Astronomy REU Programs

by Stengah
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PhysicsGente
#19
Feb21-12, 08:28 PM
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Did anyone apply/heard back to/from the Columbia Nevis one?
LBloom
#20
Feb21-12, 08:35 PM
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Did anyone apply/heard back to/from the Columbia Nevis one?
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Yes to the applied, no about hearing back. The only people hearing back will be those that got in. When the positions are full they're going to post it on the webpage. Columbia was my top choice and some of my offers expire beginning of next week, so I might send an email inquiring about my position and/or the timeline for hearing back this week.
PhysicsGente
#21
Feb21-12, 08:46 PM
P: 86
Let me know what they say please ;).
LBloom
#22
Feb23-12, 03:52 PM
P: 173
Well I emailed nevis labs asking about when they expect to be sending out acceptances. I mentioned how I had other offers (which is why I was asking because I didn't want to accept anything before finding out about columbia). All he said was that they had ~300 applicants for <10 spots so if I had other offers I should accept those. Right now it comes down to particle theory at Indianaor particle experiment at Fermilab. I want to do graduate school in particle theory but I'm torn.

Anyway I'm still waiting on Texas, UCD, UIUC, Rochester, Michigan state, Purdue and Perimeter. If anyone hears back from them feel free to let me know...
PhysicsGente
#23
Feb23-12, 04:39 PM
P: 86
Oh wow. I thought they had 11 spots like they said on the www. But anyway. Thanks for letting me know and good luck!
d3nat
#24
Feb26-12, 12:04 PM
P: 103
I applied to

UChicago
USeattle Washington
UC Davis
UC LA
UNLV
Colorado Sate
Duke/TUNL
Kansas State (after deadline)
Notre Dame (after deadline)

Also applied to the Lee Teng internship at Fermi and a research assistant at Argonne.

Haven't heard back from anything, so I'm a bit worried :/ I feel like maybe I should have applied to a few more.
I_wonder_why
#25
Feb26-12, 04:16 PM
P: 6
Quote Quote by LBloom View Post
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Yes to the applied, no about hearing back. The only people hearing back will be those that got in. When the positions are full they're going to post it on the webpage. Columbia was my top choice and some of my offers expire beginning of next week, so I might send an email inquiring about my position and/or the timeline for hearing back this week.
I applied to the Columbia Nevis REU last year and got a phone interview but didn't get the job. The interviewer said it was down to me and one other person, who I can only assume was a better interviewee than I. Just letting you know there may be an interview involved.

Best of luck!
Stengah
#26
Feb26-12, 05:18 PM
P: 233
Quote Quote by d3nat View Post
I applied to

UChicago
USeattle Washington
UC Davis
UC LA
UNLV
Colorado Sate
Duke/TUNL
Kansas State (after deadline)
Notre Dame (after deadline)

Also applied to the Lee Teng internship at Fermi and a research assistant at Argonne.

Haven't heard back from anything, so I'm a bit worried :/ I feel like maybe I should have applied to a few more.
You might not hear anything until around the end of March. Some places will still be handing out acceptances in April. No need to be worried yet.
d3nat
#27
Feb27-12, 05:17 AM
P: 103
Quote Quote by Stengah View Post
You might not hear anything until around the end of March. Some places will still be handing out acceptances in April. No need to be worried yet.
Really? Okay. I heard that if you didn't start hearing anything during the last week of February/first week of March, you probably didn't get a spot. Maybe I should tone down the panic
PhysicsGente
#28
Feb27-12, 01:46 PM
P: 86
Quote Quote by I_wonder_why View Post
I applied to the Columbia Nevis REU last year and got a phone interview but didn't get the job. The interviewer said it was down to me and one other person, who I can only assume was a better interviewee than I. Just letting you know there may be an interview involved.

Best of luck!
Hey! Around what date did you hear back from them?
Stengah
#29
Feb28-12, 05:14 PM
P: 233
Just got a call from Idaho State, they've accepted me for their nuclear physics program! I have to tell them by Friday. Probably going to accept, it was one of my top choices.

Also the director of my school's astronomy REU told me that all astronomy REUs make their first offers March 1st, so that everything is synchronized. Not sure if that is widely known.
d3nat
#30
Feb29-12, 05:32 PM
P: 103
Quote Quote by Stengah View Post
Just got a call from Idaho State, they've accepted me for their nuclear physics program! I have to tell them by Friday. Probably going to accept, it was one of my top choices.
Congrats to you! I was hoping to get one there, but doesn't look like it (not really surprised haha). So enjoy it for me as well ;)
I_wonder_why
#31
Feb29-12, 07:50 PM
P: 6
Quote Quote by PhysicsGente View Post
Hey! Around what date did you hear back from them?
I was contacted March 1st 2011.
Agent M27
#32
Mar1-12, 05:49 PM
P: 171
I applied to

UC Davis
UCLA
Notre Dame
Lehigh
William and Mary
UF
CU Boulder

I applied to all of them seeking something in the condensed matter experimental research area. I just got an email today stating my acceptance to William and Mary, so I am pretty stoked about that! I am going to wait it out a bit more, I have a week to decide, so that hopefully one of the UC schools or Colorado accept me since those were my top picks. They also sent a hard copy of the letter to my house. Good luck to those of you who have applied. Anyone apply to and received an acceptance from William and Mary?

Joe
PhysicsGente
#33
Mar1-12, 06:31 PM
P: 86
I'll assume I didn't make it since it seems most places send out decisions on March 1. :(
Stengah
#34
Mar1-12, 06:52 PM
P: 233
Quote Quote by PhysicsGente View Post
I'll assume I didn't make it since it seems most places send out decisions on March 1. :(
That doesn't mean you haven't made it. Many places have to take until the end of March or early April to fill up, because some of the first round applicants reject offers. Don't lose hope yet!
Stengah
#35
Mar1-12, 09:47 PM
P: 233
Quote Quote by Agent M27 View Post


I applied to all of them seeking something in the condensed matter experimental research area. I just got an email today stating my acceptance to William and Mary, so I am pretty stoked about that! I am going to wait it out a bit more, I have a week to decide, so that hopefully one of the UC schools or Colorado accept me since those were my top picks. They also sent a hard copy of the letter to my house. Good luck to those of you who have applied. Anyone apply to and received an acceptance from William and Mary?
Congrats! I didn't apply to W&M but I hear good things about the school. Definitely not a bad place to be if you don't get those UC schools or Colorado.
Elwin.Martin
#36
Mar2-12, 12:40 AM
P: 207
My lack of response back is beginning to trouble me .-. At least I can be happy knowing I got into some schools for summer transfer ;-; at least I can take classes if I don't hear back soon?


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