Hey guys. I'm a currently a junior physics major at a state school in the south. It's not known for physics in any way. My question is how difficult is it to get into a Physics/Materials Science REU program? My school does not have many research opportunities in physics, though the department just started becoming more active in research over the past three years. This semester I am working with a professor on solar cell technology. I will be working with him for the rest of the academic year. My GPA is good at the moment (3.8+). I have taken math up to differential equations and linear algebra. Physics-wise I haven't done E&M, intro. to quantum, and stat. thermo. I should have intro. to quantum and stat. thermo done by the end of the academic year. My college doesn't offer upper-level physics courses as readily as others do, so it is hard for me to take all the physics courses I need. Another thing is that I am also pre-med. I have taken the majority of my pre-med requirements and I have also taken several courses that do not pertain to mathematics/physics, like courses in the arts, philosophy, sociology, etc. I've also done volunteering and have been involved on campus, if that matters. Basically, I have scant research experience (just some clinical research at a hospital). I was wondering how difficult it would be to get into a summer physics or materials science REU program.