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University of Rochester Institute of Optics Research Opportunity

The Nano-, Bio-, and Quantum Photonics REU program at University of Rochester aims to create a well-defined pipeline to a career in photonics for REU participants. There is a particular focus on underrepresented demographics, undergraduates from colleges without strong photonics research programs, and community college students—all of whom might not otherwise recognize photonics as a possible career path.

Program Dates: May 27-July 31, 2019

For more information and to apply, click here

​NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)

Opportunity for community college students who are interested in a Science Technology,  Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career to work on projects and share ideas with NASA engineers, educators, and scientists. The application deadline is October 16, 2019.



NASA Internship

Opportunity for students to work with NASA career professionals, with an emphasis on mentor- directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA Facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. The application deadlines are as follows:

Spring 2020: November 5, 2019

Summer 2020: March 8, 2020

Fall 2020: July 6, 2020



Base 11, STEM Fellowship opportunities

Through a partnership with Base 11, students can apply for fellowship opportunities at the following world class institutions:

Caltech (Graduate Aerospace Laboratory)

UC Irvine (Autonomous Systems Engineering Academy)

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Preservation and Restoration Program)

This opportunity will provide life-changing experiences for students where they will: do hands-on research projects, receive mentorship from graduate students, and live on campus and get paid.


UCSC Astrophysics Research Opportunity: LAMAT

Lamat is an 8-week program, June 21st-August 14th, 2020, designed to introduce students to astrophysical research methods and tools through original projects in computational astrophysics.

For more information and to apply click Here

University of Colorado 2020 Research Experience for Undergraduates

The University of Colorado invites undergraduates to apply for a summer Research Experience for highly motivated students interested in solar and space physics.  Students will work with scientists at one of the following institutions:

•Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics 

•National Solar Observatory 

•High Altitude Observatory 

•NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center  

•Southwest Research Institute

•North West Research Associates

You can find more information about the program from the program flyer. 


Keck Graduate Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

The SURE program for undergraduate research in biotechnology and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) provides undergraduate students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in various areas including applied molecular and cellular biology, drug discovery and development, bioengineering, computational biology, as well as exposure to related ethics and business topics. Students work side-by-side with current PhD and master’s students in various research labs at KGI.

Deadline to register is: March 2020

For more information and to register visit their website

USC Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (DIA) Research Opportunity

The summer 2020 Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (DIA) JumpStart program provides research experiences in various disciplines. The research opportunities range from lab-based research to mentored participation in other types of USC faculty projects. The research experience is coupled with professional development workshops.

The deadline to complete an application is:
Friday, January 17, 2020