Undergraduate Research Opportunties

Undergrad Research Opportunities are listed in order of the date we received them.

Please Note:  While every effort is made to keep this page updated, we cannot guarantee that any opportunity listed below will remain exactly as first written. Please also watch closely for deadlines dates.  If you are interested in the any of the below opportunities, please visit that website or contact that group for their most up-to-date information.

We may also keep a few out-dated items (marked as such) on this page, so that you can know what types of opportunities are out there and what to keep an eye out for. 

Outside Research Opportunities

March 20, 2014: iUTAH is pleased to be accepting applications for the 2014 iUTAH Summer Institute.  We are seekingqualified undergraduate students, high school students, and high school teachers to participate in this week-long summer research program. This year's institute focuses on the Bear River Watershed in Logan, UT. Throughout the week, participants will work with iUTAH scientists to perform hands on research in: storm water impact, land-use, climate modeling and attitudes and values related to water sustainability.Applications are due by April 15, 2014. Full information is located here.

March 7, 2014: Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience - SAGE is a 3-4 week research and education program in exploration geophysics for graduate and undergraduate students and working professionals based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The core program (all students) will be held Friday, June 20 through Friday, July 11.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. Direct questions to the IGPP office at 505.663.5291, or email Georgia Sanchez at georgia@lanl.gov.  You can also visit www.sage.lanl.gov for more information.

January 17, 2014: NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program: This program pairs undergraduates and NASA-funded researchers for 8 weeks during the summer, and is accepting applications for the summer of 2014. Applications are due on February 3, 2014, and require the online application2 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. Please see this website for more details, and email (PGGURP@buffalo.edu) with any questions. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; remains posted for informational purposes only.


January 17, 2014:  Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SCEC-SURE): An 8-10 week program that pairs a student, one-on-one, to conduct research with an earthquake scientist or specialist. Many SURE interns also have the opportunity to work alongside graduate students and post-doctoral researchers and thus gain the special perspective of these early career professionals. Priority application deadline Feb 24, 2014. Apply to UseIT and SURE at: http://www.scec.org/internships. Questions? Send a message to: internships@scec.org DEADLINE HAS PASSED; remains posted for informational purposes only.

January 17, 2014: Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology (UseIT): An 8-week team-based undergraduate research program that allows students to workin multi-disciplinary collaborative teams to tackle a scientific "Grand Challenge" where they use the advanced tools of information technology to solve important problems in interdisciplinary earthquake research. Priority application deadline is Feb 24, 2014.  Learn more about the UseIT program and Grand Challenges at: http://scec.usc.edu/internships/useit DEADLINE HAS PASSED; remains posted for informational purposes only.

January 17, 2014: iUTAH Undergraduate Research Fellows (iFellows) ProgramThe iFellows Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from all Utah institutions of higher learning to gain first hand research experience working with researchers associated with the iUTAH project. During the summer, iFellows will participate in a 10-week research internship, at the University of Utah (UU), Utah State University (USU), and Brigham Young Univesity (BYU).

iFellows work side-by-side with iUTAH researchers and graduate students to learn the fundamentals of basic research. iFellows are expected to spend 40 hours per week working on their assigned project. In addition, the iFellows will attend cohort-building sessions throughout the summer where they will learn professional skills, practice poster and oral presentations, and engage with panels of STEM professionals from a number of different careers.

iFellows will present their results in a poster session at the annual iUTAH meeting at the end of the summer and at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research the following spring. The 2014 iFellows application is online and ready to be shared. Applications are due February 3rd. The application can be found here. DEADLINE HAS PASSED; remains posted for informational purposes only.

January 17, 2014: National Science Foundation Research Experiences for UndergraduatesThe National Science Foundation supports many research opportunities or undergraduates. To search for one in your field of interest, please visit this website.



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