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External Research Opportunities

External Research Opportunities

Many opportunities exist for students to participate in research off-campus, especially during the summer. Participation in an external Research Experience for Undergraduates is for many students a highlight of their education.

A host of external Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs are available with deadlines ranging from late fall to early spring. Below are links to a few of these programs but students are encouraged to search more broadly for institutions and topic areas that interest them.

All NSF funded Research opportunities for undergraduates (Physics, Astronomy, Engineering) >>

American Association of Physicists in Medicine >>

American Astronomical Society (Astronomy Summer Opportunities) >>

Research Opportunities at the National Labs - The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) > 

NASA Internships and Fellowships  > >

Space Astronomy Summer Program Information >>

Selected 2018 Opportunities

BigDataX: from theory to practice in Big Data computing at eXtreme scales at Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Chicago in Chicago Illinois> (deadline:March 9th, 2018 )

Research Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN >> (deadline:May 30th, 2018 )

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) >>

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS)  >>

Nebraska Summer Research Program >>

NASA Student Airborne Research Program >> (deadline: January 31st, 2018 )