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​​​​​​​​​STEM Research Opportunities

​​​​Undergraduate research opportunities allow students to utilize cutting-edge research techniques, alongside professionals in their field, to pursue new knowledge and advance their field of study.  Research opportunities provide students with practical ways to apply knowledge and theory to practice.  By engaging in research, students have the opportunity to develop skills in written and oral communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork.  Some students are even given the opportunity to present at conferences or publish their work, which can significantly enhance their resume.  Taking advantage of research opportunities is especially beneficial for those planning to pursue graduate studies or a career in academia.​

REU = Research Experience for Undergraduates

​Research Opportunities​​


California Academy of Sciences - Summer Systematics Institute
CSUF - HHMI Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
​Health Care Careers Enrichment Programs​
Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers
National Institute of Health - Summer ​Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Rochester Institute of Technology - Summer Research Opportunities in Life Sciences
Rutgers - Gateway to Dentistry
Summer Health Professions Education Program​
UC Berkeley Optometry - Opto-Camp​​​
UC Irvine Bridges to Baccalaureate
UCLA Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Enrichment Program
UCSD Medical Scientist Training Program
US Department of Energy​ - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships​


Harvey Mudd College - Computer Science REU​​


Boise State University - REU in Materials for Energy and Sustainability
Cornell University - LSAMP Undergraduate Summer Research Program​
The FREEDM Systems Undergraduate Research Scholars Program


American Mathematical Society - Research Experience for Undergraduates

​Varies (Multiple)

The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program
Caltech - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Cornell University - Summer Research Programs for Undergraduates​
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research​ Fellowship
The Leadership Alliance
US Department of Homeland Security - HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

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Federal STEM Opportunities for Undergraduates​
Journal of Young Investigators
National Science Foundation
Pathways to Science
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