Undergraduate students are invited to apply for the physics department's 2015 REU program. During this 10-week summer program, participants engage in a focused research project in materials physics, working closely with a faculty mentor. Taking advantage of Georgetown's location in the nation's capital, the program also features a science-and-society component that explores connections between scientific research and the world outside the laboratory.
Physics Ph.D. student Bryce Yoshimura has been selected as a Metropolitan Washington Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (MWC/ARCS) Foundation Scholar for 2014-2015. Bryce is conducting theoretical research in the Freericks group on using ion trap quantum simulators to study frustrated quantum magnetism. The ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding students studying to complete degrees in science, engineering, and medical research.