Undergraduate Research


If you are not graduating this year, it's time for you to be thinking about your summer plans!

You should strongly consider working in a summer research program, either on campus with a SU faculty member or elsewhere as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.

This experience is valued by employers and expected by graduate schools.


Many of our Physics Faculty are working on research and hire students to work with them in the summer. Please visit our Faculty Research Interests page to learn more, then contact the professor whose research interests you to find out about openings.

Deadlines for off-campus program applications are coming soon, you should take a look at REU programs and internships across the country on the web. The following websites allow you to search for external REU programs:

Listed here are selected undergraduate research opportunities for the summer of 2020. For more information on other REUs, please see the links listed above. 


Catholic University, NSF REU

REU Program Deadline: N/A


Clemson University, SURE

Solid State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, & Magnetics Technology Deadline: March 5, 2021


Kansas State University, NSF REU at K-State

Interactions of Matter, Light, & Learning Deadline: February 18, 2021


Louisiana State University (LSU), Center for Computation & Technology

REU Program  Deadline: February 28, 2021


Michigan State University, NSF REU

REU Program Deadline: February 5, 2021


Michigan State University, NS3 Nuclear Science Summer School

NS3 Nuclear Science Summer School  Deadline: N/A


Quantum Pathways Program, The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at the University of British Columbia

Quantum Pathways Program Deadline: January 31, 2021

*Participants of the Quantum Pathways Program must be a first-year to second-year Physics majors who are women and other members of under-represented groups * 


University of Washington

Summer Research  Deadline: Varies


Louisiana State University

CCT REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences Deadline: February 28, 2021