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The Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter (CEEM) is a multidisciplinary laboratory performing research and development in the areas of accelerator physics, nuclear physics and chemistry, and materials science. Because excellence in academic research is pivotal to CEEM, educational experiences are available to high school through post-doctoral students. The laboratory is staffed by highly trained scientific, technical, and administrative staff members and serves approximately 60 on-site graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows and physics faculty members. In addition, research and educational activities are available to young scientists and students from throughout the United States and around the world.
Projects at CEEM are accessible to undergraduates through several programs. The largest number of opportunities is available through the Department of Physics at Indiana University. The Applied Physics Program and CEEM provide practical research experiences and internships. Each summer, faculty and staff at CEEM sponsor students enrolled in the Research Experience for Undergraduates.
Students interested in applying to graduate school are encouraged to direct their inquiries to the department most closely aligned with their interests. Graduate students from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Psychological & Brain Sciences as well as from the Schools of Medicine, Optometry, and Informatics, Computing and Engineering have all found research opportunities plentiful at the laboratory.
Pre-college and Advance College programs
CEEM Faculty participate in the Science Olympiad, a yearly competition for high school students who like to do projects and meet challenges in all areas of science and technology.
CEEM often offers classes in conjunction with the IU Mini University. This offering is a delightful week of learning at an award-winning vacation college located at IU Bloomington. You need not be an IU graduate to attend - the Mini University is open to anyone interested in lifelong learning.
Research Experience for Undergraduates
Under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation, CEEM offers the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Applications are accepted early each calendar year. Accepted students will receive travel and living expenses as well as summer salary.