I have completed 2 REUs and about to start my third. I am studying both physics and math. Next year will be my last year as an undergrad and thus applying to physics graduate schools in the coming months. I am wanting to go into an experimental field in physics.
My first summer internship was at NASA Langley where I was working in material science/chemistry. Nothing directly physics related. I have two papers published from that summer. The second internship I had was at PPPL where I was working on plasma physics, so obviously a physics topic. No papers. The internship I'm about to start is again at NASA Langley where I will be working with the same mentor as previously, and again in material science/chemistry.
Does anyone know if the research I conducted at NASA would be relevant at all? Did I shoot myself in the foot with working there rather than getting an internship in, say, nuclear physics, etc.?