Finding a research position can be challenging. There are more students than available opportunities. Here we list principles that can help you obtain a research experience.

  • Persistence Pays – expect some rejections, but take them in stride.
  • Be Creative and Proactive – take advantage of opportunities available to you.
  • Start Early – best time to start is during your freshman year.
  • Have Confidence – everybody starts at the beginning.
  • Talk to Your Professors – many of them are quite nice.
  • Make Yourself Visible – attend seminars, office hours, events and talk with people.
  • Look Outside the College – institutes, gov’t organizations, hospitals, non-profits.
  • Surf the Web – opportunities are everywhere. We have included a few links to some places to start.

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REU 2023 at Cornell University: Astrophysics and Planetary Science

The Department of Astronomy of Cornell University is pleased to announce its 2023 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. Students will work on individual research projects with Cornell faculty and research staff on a wide range of topics in planetary science, exoplanets, design, building and testing novel cameras and superconducting detectors, spacecraft propulsion, cosmic explosions, fast […]

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Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Single-Cell Genomics

Program dates: June 6 – July 29, 2022Application deadline: February 1, 2022 The Center for Integrated Cellular Analysis invites undergraduate students interested in biology, computational biology, and genomics to participate in our 2022 Undergraduate Summer ResearchProgram. Our center develops DNA sequencing technologies to analyze single cells, a field known as single cell genomics, and applies them to better understand development, cancer, and neurodegenerative […]

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NSF REU at K-State: Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning

The K-State REU program offers summer fellowships to do world-class research in friendly physics department in the scenic Flint Hills. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. Spend 10 weeks this summer performing research in the Physics Department at Kansas State University while earning a stipend of $5450, a travel allowance of up to […]

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AstroCom NYC program

AstroCom NYC program: Involves you in real astrophysics research right now Introduces you to this exciting field and the people at its frontier – your new peers Matches you with a long-term career mentor, and research mentor(s) Trains you thoroughly in all aspects of the job Organizes intense summer research experiences to propel you towards […]