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Physics REUs for 2011

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Could more people list where they've been accepted to so others can get a better idea of which places have responded so far?
 
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One of my friends got into UMich and Georgetown and I think Kansas? She got into some more after that, but she'd already accepted Georgetown. This was a week or two ago.
 
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Just got an email from LIGO saying that I was placed on a wait list. I understand that this is not an outright rejection, but does anyone have any experience of being accepted from the waiting list ?
 
  • #29
Two applications, PPPL NUF (top choice) and SULI (PPPL and Los Alamos). Really want to do plasma, and my research group has some collaborators at PPPL, so I could start a project there and continue it during the school year (if necessary). Crossing my fingers! (Haven't heard anything yet >.>)
 
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Accepted by PPPL NUF also
 
  • #31
Also got into the NUF, I'll be spending the summer doing a theory project at Princeton.
 
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I also got into PPPL NUF, but I haven't been matched with a site yet.
 
  • #33
Accepted:
Princeton (MIRTHE)
Georgetown

Rejected:
LSU
UWash
TCU

Still waiting to hear back from a few others. I already said no to Georgetown, so unless I get a spectacular offer somewhere else before the deadline, I'll be at Princeton.
 
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Is it normal to get rejection letters from the places you've applied?

So far, the only response I've gotten back is a rejection email from SETI. Drexel comes out on April 1st, I haven't heard a thing from Michigan, SULI is still in the second round (I didn't get accepted in the first round), and I haven't heard anything from any of the 12 NASA positions I applied for through their OSSI:SOLAR system. However, for NASA the applications only closed on March 15th, so I expect they'll be after April 1st as well.
 
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Jack, that is peculiar. I was under the impression that NASA principal investigators would have already made their decisions before the deadline. I got an email from one at JPL wondering if I was interested in his project, and he told me that the way it works is that they request that the PI's send a list of 5 students ranked from best choice to ...less best choice... and then they would be picking that way (plus remembering after 5 days an offer expires and goes to the next person).

Since I wasn't offered the day after March 15th, I assumed I wasn't going to get an offer.

Also to note, I wasn't accepted to Rochester or RPI. I'm a first year student, if anyone was wondering.
 
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hadsed, did Rochester send you an actual rejection e-mail? I applied but I haven't heard anything back yet :S
 
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Does anyone know if any REUs take students in between undergrad and grad?
 
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They do not. (Or rather, they are not supposed to)
 
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Cider: I emailed one of the professors I was talking to. I got forwarded to the admissions person, and they told me their positions were just about full. So I would guess if you haven't gotten something yet, you might just assume that you won't get an acceptance. This was a couple of weeks ago as well.
 
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Jack, that is peculiar. I was under the impression that NASA principal investigators would have already made their decisions before the deadline. I got an email from one at JPL wondering if I was interested in his project, and he told me that the way it works is that they request that the PI's send a list of 5 students ranked from best choice to ...less best choice... and then they would be picking that way (plus remembering after 5 days an offer expires and goes to the next person).

Since I wasn't offered the day after March 15th, I assumed I wasn't going to get an offer.

Also to note, I wasn't accepted to Rochester or RPI. I'm a first year student, if anyone was wondering.
It wouldn't make sense for them to have already made their decisions before everybody's even applied, but I suppose it's possible.

It's starting to look like I'll be selling mattresses again this summer. :(
 
  • #41
I received an acceptance from CREOL (UCF Optics) this morning.
Anyone gone through this REU before or know any stories?
 
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New member, first post. I thought I might chime in about my REU experience.

I was accepted by Princeton (PPPL) this year. I also got an offer from JLab. I went with Princeton, and just recently got my placement at General Atomics in San Diego. More than a dream come true! A week at PPPL taking a crash course in Plasma Physics followed by a summer at top-notch research facility.....in Cali! (You have to understand, I've spent most of my life in the northeast)

Last year I was in the University of Rochester REU in their optics department. Great experience, lots of interesting people and a solid summers worth of research.

I also research at my home university during the academic year doing some solid state research. My plan is to run the table, and eventually figure out what field I want to be in. Then apply to grad school, get a PhD and hopefully get a job.
 
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With regards to rejection letters. When I applied last year, of the places I received rejections from, only about half of them ever told me and I just assumed that I was rejected from the other ones. This year, in contrast, I have yet to receive a single rejection letter! Just one acceptance that I've already accepted since it was my top choice, and I haven't heard anything from anywhere else.
 

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