Research Experience

Interested in doing research? Opportunities are available for a variety of majors.

  • Pathways to Science lists summer research opportunities available to many majors from Art to Sociology.
  • The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (through the University of Cincinnati)
  • The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory (list of participating universities is available at http://www.asee.org/nreip). The stipend amounts for the program are $7500 for undergraduate students and $10,000 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; permanent residents accepted at certain labs.