Hooked on Photonics (HoP) and Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU) Summer Research Opportunities


The Integrated Optics for Undegraduates and Hooked on Photonics summer undergraduate research programs invite applications for 2013.   The application deadline is February 15th.  Photonics is the science of generating and controlling photons for use in a variety of technological applications, including solar energy, telecommunications, light-emitting devices, novel computing architectures, and imaging and sensing.  


1.       Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU) REU Summer Program (10 weeks) - Research focus: speeding up the internet and developing energy-saving features for sustainable next-generation optical networks.  Projects may involve lasers, atomic force microscopy, spectrometers, a hybrid electrical-optical switch, silicon photonic waveguides, and more. Conduct research either at the Univ. of AZ (Tucson), UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, or Columbia University (New York City).  See the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hovs0G1uKU.

2.       Hooked on Photonics (HoP) Research for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program(10 weeks) whose photonics research is focused on improving solar technology. Conduct research either at the Univ. of AZ (Tucson), Univ. of WA (Seattle), or Georgia Tech (Atlanta).  See the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE-3SafGZIoor the Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54565626467#!/pages/Hooked-on-Photonics-REU-program/159926908134.

Deadline:  February 15

Why:Valuable lab experience, plus a $5,000 stipend in addition to paid housing, one-time round trip travel, and at most sites a GRE prep workshop, a presentation skills workshop, a graduate school preparation workshop, and educational field trips. 

To apply:  For Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU), apply at http://www.cian-erc.org/iou_students.cfm and for Hooked on Photonics (HoP), apply at www.hookedonphotonics.org

Questions: Contact Kimberly Sierra-Cajas at kimberly@optics.arizona.edu