Both institutional funds and research grants from foundations and organizations pay students' summer stipends and allow them to travel to professional meetings to present their results. Undergraduates become coauthors on research publications with their mentors.
Into which area do you think you would fit? Running accelerators to study the nucleus? Modeling quantum systems? Understanding neutron stars? Paving the way for new semiconductors? Take a look at some of the recent student work and begin considering how you too will contribute to this exciting research program.
In 2010 the NSF awarded us another REU site
grant (our 5th consecutive grant) to support our summer research
program for three years.
For information about our current summer research program, please
check out our information on the 2016 Research Opportunities page.