Participating in research while an undergraduate is an important part of a physicist's education. The Department of Physics and Astronomy recognizes this and requires its graduates to do a Senior Project. While many students perform their research under the guidance of our own faculty members, others elect to participate in summer research programs at National Laboratories or other universities. The Links below will help you find these programs.
The Nucleus is the student portion of comPADRE (Communities for Physics and Astronomy Digital Resources in Eduation). In addition to blogs, surveys, and contests, the Nucleus maintains a searchable database for summer research programs.
The National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program provides many opportunites for undergraduate research at National Laboratories and Universities across the country. This site allows students to search for programs in physics and other fields.
The American Physical Society maintains its own page on internship and summer opportunities. Some of the programs listed are for graduate students and postdocs, so remember to keep this site in mind as you continue your studies!
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has many opportunities for undergraduates, including summer reserach programs.
Check back to see if other databases are added!
Last Updated: January 19, 2010