National Science Foundation Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates Leadership Group (NPRLG)

Advance the needs of programs providing Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).
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Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green
Credit: Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation

NPRLG goals and activities

NPRLG brings together site directors for research experiences for undergraduates (REUs). In collaboration with APS, NPRLG furthers the collective interests of REU programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). APS provides our resources to the group, and group members bring their expertise in physics research and working with undergraduates.

NPRLG members share resources and discussion through webinars as well as a Google group.

Assessment tools

Many NPRLG members have used the assessment tool from Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), which includes the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (URSSA).

If you are submitting an REU grant and would like to join our CIMER common assessment program, please contact the NPRLG Google group and plan to add $350 per year for CIMER in your budget.

Leadership and governance

NPRLG accepts members and selects officers without discrimination on the basis of individual characteristics or identities.

Executive committee

The NPRLG Executive Committee consists of the chair line chosen by group members:

Past chairs

We are grateful for the service and leadership of the past NPRLG chairs:

  • Brianna Mount (2021)
  • Daniel Serrano (2020)
  • Aaron Geller (2019)
  • Garfield Warren (2018)
  • Catherine Mader (2017)

About REUs

The research experiences for undergraduate sites across the United States offer opportunities for undergraduate students to participate directly in physics research projects

REU sites (2023)


To learn more about the NPRLG, become a member, review the bylaws, or request copies or archived newsletters and past workshop information, please contact the NPRLG Google group.

Thank you to the National Science Foundation

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2011908. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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