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High School Students


University of Michigan

(Ann Arbor, MI)
• Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials (C-PHOM) High School Research Program
The C-PHOM High School Research Program is a program that allows students to participate in research within the Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nan ... read more


K-12 Educators


California Institute of Technology

(Pasadena, CA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



Columbia University

(New York, NY)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



Norfolk State University

(Norfolk, VA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



Northwestern University

(Evanston, IL)
• Materials Research Science and Engineering Center(MRSEC) RET
The Center provides a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program each summer. Middle-school, high-school, and community-college teachers are eligi ... read more


Tuskegee University

(Tuskegee, AL)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



University of California, Berkeley

(Berkeley, CA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



University of California, San Diego

(La Jolla, CA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



University of Houston

(Houston, TX)
• RET for Greater Houston High School Science and Math Teachers
RET is designed to provide teachers with the opportunity to conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and develop teaching mo ... read more


University of Southern California

(Los Angeles, CA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



Undergraduate Students


Alabama A&M University

(Normal, AL)
• REU Summer Program in Physics
The REU site at historical Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL., home of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal, will offer und ... read more


Argonne National Laboratory

(Argonne, IL)
• Dynamic Compression Summer School Program
Understanding Materials at Extreme Conditions

The Dynamic Compression Summer School has been established to provide an overview of dynamic compressi ... read more



Arizona State University

(Tempe, AZ)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more


California Institute of Technology

(Pasadena, CA)
• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


City University of New York (CUNY), City College of New York

(New York, NY)
• Research Experience for Undergraduates: Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE)
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE), headquartered at Princeton University and w ... read more


Columbia University

(New York, NY)
• CIAN Integrated Optics for Undergraduates Research (IOU) Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
WHCIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, which is a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. REU students participa ... read more

• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


Cornell University

(Ithaca, NY)
• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


Florida International University

(Miami, FL)
• Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Summer Research Program at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, UTEP, or FIU
E3S REU is a 9-week summer residential program that offers rising juniors or seniors in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs the opportunity to ... read more

• Research Experience for Undergraduates: Sensors and Sensing: From Molecules to Applications
A new REU site based at the Chemistry & Biochemistry department at Florida International University aims to support research projects for nine student ... read more


Florida State University

(Tallahassee, FL)
• National High Magnetic Field Lab REU
This Ten-week summer internship program matches undergraduate students with scientists at the Magnet Lab?s three sites, offering them unique opportuni ... read more


Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI)

(Buffalo, NY)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more


Johns Hopkins University

(Baltimore, MD)
• Research Experience for Undergraduates: Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE)
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE), headquartered at Princeton University and w ... read more


Lehigh University

(Bethlehem, PA)
• REU Program in Physics
Undergraduate physics, astronomy, and engineering majors currently in their sophomore or junior year are invited to apply to the Lehigh University Sum ... read more


Los Alamos National Laboratory

(Los Alamos, NM)
• National High Magnetic Field Lab REU
This Ten-week summer internship program matches undergraduate students with scientists at the Magnet Lab?s three sites, offering them unique opportuni ... read more


Louisiana State University

(Baton Rouge, LA)
• Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM)
This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) project is a nine or ten-week program where students work collaboratively on topics related to adva ... read more

• Interdisciplinary REU in Computational Sciences
This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) project is a ten week program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computationa ... read more


Louisiana Tech University

(Ruston, LA)
• Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM)
This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) project is a nine or ten-week program where students work collaboratively on topics related to adva ... read more


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

(Cambridge, MA)
• AIM Photonics Future Leaders: Research and Professional Skills Training Program
The AIM Photonics Future Leaders Program is an 8-week summer research internship program designed to provide the technical and professional training r ... read more

• Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Summer Research Program at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, UTEP, or FIU
E3S REU is a 9-week summer residential program that offers rising juniors or seniors in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs the opportunity to ... read more

• MIT REU: Materials Science and Engineering
Nine week summer research internship program cosponsored by the MIT MRSEC (Center for Materials Science and Engineering) and the Materials Processing ... read more


National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

(Boulder, CO)
• Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER)
The NCAR/EOL Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER) gives interns experience in helping to develop new instrumentation and impr ... read more


National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

(Tallahassee, FL)
• National High Magnetic Field Lab REU
This Ten-week summer internship program matches undergraduate students with scientists at the Magnet Lab?s three sites, offering them unique opportuni ... read more


Norfolk State University

(Norfolk, VA)
• CIAN Integrated Optics for Undergraduates Research (IOU) Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
WHCIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, which is a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. REU students participa ... read more

• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


Northwestern University

(Evanston, IL)
• REU: Hands-on Materials-Related Research at Northwestern University
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program takes place over a 9-week period each summer.

The NU-Materials Research Science and Engineering ... read more



Princeton University

(Princeton, NJ)
• Research Experience for Undergraduates: Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE)
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE), headquartered at Princeton University and w ... read more


Rice University

(Houston, TX)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more

• Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experiences for Students in Japan
The Nakatani RIES Fellowship for U.S. Students is a 12-week, summer research internship in science & engineering that is open to freshman and sophomor ... read more

• Research Experience for Undergraduates: Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE)
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE), headquartered at Princeton University and w ... read more


Rochester Institute of Technology

(Rochester, NY)
• NSF REU Program Imaging in the Physical Sciences
The NSF REU Program Imaging in the Physical Sciences builds on the strength of the research and educational programs in the interdisciplinary Chester ... read more


Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge

(Baton Rouge, LA)
• Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM)
This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) project is a nine or ten-week program where students work collaboratively on topics related to adva ... read more


Stanford University

(Stanford, CA)
• Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Summer Research Program at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, UTEP, or FIU
E3S REU is a 9-week summer residential program that offers rising juniors or seniors in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs the opportunity to ... read more


State University of New York (SUNY), Albany

(Albany, NY)
• AIM Photonics Future Leaders: Research and Professional Skills Training Program
The AIM Photonics Future Leaders Program is an 8-week summer research internship program designed to provide the technical and professional training r ... read more


State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo

(Buffalo, NY)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more


Texas A&M University

(College Station, TX)
• Energy and Combustion REU
This REU Site program is a collaborative effort between Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the University of North Texas (UNT). The theme of the proposed ... read more


Tuskegee University

(Tuskegee, AL)
• CIAN Integrated Optics for Undergraduates Research (IOU) Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
WHCIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, which is a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. REU students participa ... read more

• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
• AIM Photonics Future Leaders: Research and Professional Skills Training Program
The AIM Photonics Future Leaders Program is an 8-week summer research internship program designed to provide the technical and professional training r ... read more

• CIAN Integrated Optics for Undergraduates Research (IOU) Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
WHCIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, which is a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. REU students participa ... read more

• Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans Research Experience for Undergraduates
CIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. CIAN offers a 10-week summer hand ... read more

• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


University of Arkansas

(Fayetteville, AR)
• REU in Microelectronics and Photonics (microEP)
This REU program at the University of Arkansas will be hosted by the interdisciplinary Microelectronics-Photonics (microEP) graduate program, a progr ... read more


University of California, Berkeley

(Berkeley, CA)
• Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Summer Research Program at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, UTEP, or FIU
E3S REU is a 9-week summer residential program that offers rising juniors or seniors in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs the opportunity to ... read more

• CIAN Integrated Optics for Undergraduates Research (IOU) Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
WHCIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, which is a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. REU students participa ... read more

• UC- Berkeley, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
UCB-HBCU REU is a 9-week summer residential program that offers sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs the op ... read more

• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


University of California, Los Angeles

(Los Angeles, CA)
• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more

• Wireless Health Institute Scholars Program
The Wireless Health Institute at UCLA is currently recruiting participants for our 2017 Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program. Advances in engineering ... read more


University of California, San Diego

(La Jolla, CA)
• CIAN Integrated Optics for Undergraduates Research (IOU) Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
WHCIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, which is a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. REU students participa ... read more

• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


University of California, Santa Barbara

(Santa Barbara, CA)
• AIM Photonics Future Leaders: Research and Professional Skills Training Program
The AIM Photonics Future Leaders Program is an 8-week summer research internship program designed to provide the technical and professional training r ... read more


University of Florida

(Gainesville, FL)
• National High Magnetic Field Lab REU
This Ten-week summer internship program matches undergraduate students with scientists at the Magnet Lab?s three sites, offering them unique opportuni ... read more


University of Maryland, Baltimore County

(Baltimore, MD)
• Research Experience for Undergraduates: Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE)
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE), headquartered at Princeton University and w ... read more


University of Massachusetts, Amherst

(Amherst, MA)
• Collaborative Undergraduate Research in Energy (CURE)
A Summer REU Program in the Science Behind Renewable Energy at UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst's Collaborative Undergraduate ... read more



University of Michigan

(Ann Arbor, MI)
• Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials (C-PHOM) REU
The Summer C-PHOM REU Program provides undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with an opportunity to conduct tens weeks ... read more

• Optics in the City of Light - and international REU program from the University of Michigan in Paris, France
This year the Optics in the City of Light Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will offer 13 undergraduate junior level students the opportuni ... read more


University of Mississippi

(University, MS)
• Summer Research in Chemistry
The Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program ... read more


University of North Carolina, Charlotte

(Charlotte, NC)
• Socially Relevant Computing Research Experience for Undergraduates
Our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program engages undergraduate students in socially relevant computing research. The program immerses ... read more


University of North Texas, Denton

(Denton, TX)
• Energy and Combustion REU
This REU Site program is a collaborative effort between Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the University of North Texas (UNT). The theme of the proposed ... read more


University of Rochester

(Rochester, NY)
• Research Experience in Physics & Astronomy for Undergraduates
The Physics and Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is funded by the National Science Foundation to support twelve highly-q ... read more


University of Southern California

(Los Angeles, CA)
• CIAN Integrated Optics for Undergraduates Research (IOU) Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
WHCIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, which is a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. REU students participa ... read more

• Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to partic ... read more


University of Texas, Brownsville

(Brownsville, TX)
• Research Experience for Undergraduates in Physics
The Research Experience for Undergraduates in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas at Brownsville is a paid summer resea ... read more


University of Texas, El Paso

(El Paso, TX)
• Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Summer Research Program at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, UTEP, or FIU
E3S REU is a 9-week summer residential program that offers rising juniors or seniors in Bachelor of Science or Engineering programs the opportunity to ... read more


University of Utah

(Salt Lake City, UT)
• Research Experience for Undergraduates in Materials Science & Engineering
Each year, MRSEC funds exemplary undergraduates to participate in summer research projects in the areas of Plasmonics or Organic Spintronics. Students ... read more


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

(Milwaukee, WI)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more


Washington State University

(Pullman, WA)
• Dynamic Compression Summer School Program
Understanding Materials at Extreme Conditions

The Dynamic Compression Summer School has been established to provide an overview of dynamic compressi ... read more



Post-Baccalaureate


Arizona State University

(Tempe, AZ)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more


Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI)

(Buffalo, NY)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more


Rice University

(Houston, TX)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more


State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo

(Buffalo, NY)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

(Milwaukee, WI)
• BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)
BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecule ... read more


Postdoc & Early Career


University of Michigan

(Ann Arbor, MI)
• Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Solid-State Quantum Optics
We are seeking a postdoc fellow to conduct innovative research on quantum optics and nano-photonics. General descriptions of the group's research can ... read more


Faculty & Administrators


California Institute of Technology

(Pasadena, CA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



Columbia University

(New York, NY)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



Norfolk State University

(Norfolk, VA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



Tuskegee University

(Tuskegee, AL)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



University of Alaska, Fairbanks

(Fairbanks, AK)
• Research Assistantships in Oceanography
The successful applicant will work with new in situ optical instrumentation to assess the distribution of particles, plankton, and productivity in the ... read more


University of Arizona

(Tucson, AZ)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



University of California, Berkeley

(Berkeley, CA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



University of California, San Diego

(La Jolla, CA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more



University of Southern California

(Los Angeles, CA)
• Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Eligibility

K-12 teachers and community college instructors in scientific disciplines interested in increasing their knowledge of scientific resea ... read more


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