Undergraduate & High School Resources

Undergraduate Resources

Regional REUs & Internships

Summer Student Theoretical Physics Research Session (SSTPRS)

High School Resources

Physics Research Opportunity for Promoting Equity in Recruitment (PROPER)

PROPER is a summer research program for rising seniors at local high schools. The program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in physics by exposing students to cutting-edge research at the state’s flagship institution of higher learning and to build stronger connections with local high schools.

The program will be held remotely. Students will be assigned a faculty and graduate student mentor to work on a six-week research project that will conclude in a presentation of their work. This program will include workshops to enrich the students’ technical (Fundamentals of physics, Python, Mathematica) and professional (scientific writing, LaTeX, presentations) skills. There will also be social and community-building activities interspersed with the workshops.

With this program, we strive to embed promising high school students in the UMD physics research community to strengthen their physics identity and support their burgeoning careers in physics.

Apply here: https://go.umd.edu/proper_app

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