Department of Physics


Applications for PSRI 2018 are now open! Check out the PSRI flyer (PDF) or click here to apply(opens in new window).

What is PSRI?

The Physics Summer Research Institute provides students with the opportunity to spend 10 weeks working on a mentored research project in physics or a related field. PSRI students are paid for their work and get the chance to present their research at weekly meetings of the Physics and Chemistry Summer Research Institutes, as well at national and international physics conferences. PSRI provides students with excellent research experience, preparing them for further research through off-campus summer programs, graduate school, or in industrial settings.

PSRI Alumni

PSRI students and mentors
2018Eddie CruzPaul Arpin
2018John SchadPaul Arpin
2018Cynthia PerezNicholas Nelson
2018Forrest BullardNicholas Nelson
2018Catherine ChrictonHyewon Pechkis
2018Lauren GormanHyewon Pechkis
2018Tom GarciaHyewon Pechkis
2018John StoneHyewon Pechkis
2018Daniel WellsHyewon Pechkis
2018Kyle PetersonEric Ayars
2018Ty ColemanEric Ayars
2017Jose Luis BarandaNicholas Nelson
2017Michael DorisAnna Petrova-Mayor
2017Robert KeenDavid Brookes
2017Carissa LeveilleHyewon Pechkis
2017Joseph LevineHyewon Pechkis
2017Victoria Lee MatthewsDavid Brookes
2017Jason MickelHyewon Pechkis
2017William MixterHyewon Pechkis
2017Austin PollardNicholas Nelson
Kyle Rocha-Brownell
Shane Mayor (GEOS)
Jared Sweatman
Nicholas Nelson
Daniel Wheeler
Paul Arpin
2017Kirk WilliamsDavid Brookes
2016Sara KnudsenAnna Petrova-Mayor
2016Charles PayneNicholas Nelson
2016Elizabeth PhamGordon Wolfe (Biology)
2016Aria Raddick 
2016Cameron SorensenNicholas Nelson
2015Brandon ThackerEric Ayars