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The Center for Bright Beams, A National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

CBB's paid undergraduate research program provides students with an introduction to the field of accelerator sciences and its outstanding challenges while also encouraging interested students to pursue a graduate degree in accelerator-related fields.

Students work alongside faculty, postdocs, and graduate students on carefully selected research topics. They also participate in group and theme meetings to learn about other's research and to present their own research.

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@ Cornell University

At Cornell you'll be in close proximity to NYC and Niagara falls as well as Ithaca's unique landscape of waterfalls and gorges.
Cornell Application


The BYU program organizes weekly activities to many of Utah's outdoor attractions, such as Arches National Park and hiking the mountainous terrain.
BYU Application

@ UChicago

In the heart of Chicago students can take advantage of all the activities, arts, ethnic & cultural diversity, food, music, and sports that can be found in a large city.
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The NIU campus in DeKalb is an eclectic mix of architecture and beautiful natural spaces located 90 mins west of Chicago and within 1-hour from Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory.
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Undergraduate Grace Mattingly performing a test on a vacuum chamber with a Mott Polarimeter, used to measure polarization of GaAs photocathodes.

Contribute to cutting edge research at world leading institutions.

Experience interdisciplinary research, working side-by-side with material scientists, chemists, condensed matter physicists and accelerator scientists.

Learn alongside individuals from a wide range of nationalities, cultures and educational backgrounds. CBB continuously works toward the inclusion of under represented minorities women, and first-generation students.