K–12 Outreach Programs

Get research experience while you’re still in high school

Applications for the Physics Summer Research Program at IUPUI are accepted until April 1st, 2023.

Positions will be filled based on a merit review. Preference will be given to current high school juniors and seniors, but exceptional sophomores will also be considered.

Duration: six weeks starting early June.


To apply, submit a cover letter and an essay.

Cover letter

Please be sure to include the following information:

  1. Name, school, academic status, contact address, email.
  2. GPA, science grades, research experience (if any).
  3. Contact information for your science teachers willing to recommend you for the program. Please talk to your teachers first.


The essay should be one or two pages in length and should describe your interest in physics and in science in general. Specify three (3) research topics and mentors from our list of research areas and faculty. Explain how you expect to benefit from this research experience.

Send your application by April 1, 2023, to:

Prof. Horia I. Petrache
Department of Physics, IUPUI
402 N. Blackford St., Bldg. LD 154
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Tel: 317-278-6521
FAX: 317-274-2393

You can email your application to hpetrach@iupui.edu.

Have questions about the program? Contact Horia Petrache.

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