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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.

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Grace Mattingly performing a test on a vacuum chamber with a Mott Polarimeter, used to measure polarization of GaAs photocathodes.

Apply to one or all of the participating institutions.

REU Class of 2020

2020 cbb reu team
Jeanne Garriz

Jeanne Garriz '20

Louisiana State University

"This experience has taught me a lot about accelerator physics research and about the complexities of research in general. My area of research was just one tiny part of accelerator research, and most areas of research are very specialized like that. It’s taught me that even the most seemingly simple tasks can be extremely complicated."

Full Interview.

Jack Isen

Jack Isen '20


"Even though my project was largely independent, I made use of the guidance and assistance of many others. I think that this experience has shown me that all of research is collaborative to some extent and has emphasized the importance of being able to present research clearly."

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Menaka Kumar

Menaka Kumar '20

North Carolina State University

"Over the summer, I worked with Dr. Alice Galdi and Chris Pierce to investigate the effect of space charge on solenoid scan measurements in the Cornell MTE meter through particle tracking simulations in General Particle Tracer (GPT) and Python. I was able to quantify the effect of space charge on MTE measurements at various pulse lengths and voltages."

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Emilie LaVoie-Ingram

Emilie LaVoie-Ingram '20

Jacksonville University

"Although I am disappointed I couldn’t be in Ithaca this summer, I have enjoyed making virtual friends. We all get together and talk for hours about our hobbies, engaging topics, anything! It is a nice, refreshing break after long days of research."

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Pedro Rivera-Cardona

Pedro Rivera-Cardona '20

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

"The thing I enjoyed most about this experience was being able to interact with interns from different states, and communicating with experienced faculty about my future career goals."

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REU Class of 2019

cbb reu team
brandon hunt

Brandon Hunt '19

Allegheny College

"By advancing my research, scientists will be able to develop a better understanding of the fundamental particle. This will allow for better technology to be developed, improving the lives of the general public."

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jamal khyat

Jamal Khayat '19

University of Central Florida

"The part of this research that I found most challenging has been the same part that I enjoyed most: working on the boundaries of human scientific knowledge. In situations like these, there is no guidance on what to do or where to look next. It seems that a scientific intuition that one develops over time is what gives you guidance. And this is what I got to witness first hand by working alongside experienced researchers."

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grace mattingly

Grace Mattingly '19

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

"I believe that I am leaving here with a pretty complete grasp on experimental photocathode research and a better understanding of accelerator physics in general. Now the question of type of research I want to pursue myself can be answered with slightly more completeness."

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matt tao

Matt Tao '19

Purdue University

"I enjoyed interacting with my research group and being a member of the SRF team. The graduate and undergraduate students were insightful and always have interesting topics to talk about. The SRF BBQ's on Fridays in particular were among the highlights of my summer. While chowing down on hot dogs and hamburgers, conversation subjects ranged from Mellotrons to sea salt from France!"

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