Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

The ERCs have developed many innovative programs to leverage the strong aspects of ERC research and education not only into the engineering schools, but also out into the wider educational environment. An excellent example is the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which most ERCs offer. The purpose of the NSF-funded REU program is to involve talented undergraduates in active research projects, usually during the summer, working alongside ERC researchers and students. REU students may come from the ERC's host university or another institution.

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Scholars Program

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program offers stipend-paid summer internship opportunities to undergraduatelevel university students pursuing STEM degrees; select locations also offer internships to university students pursuing education-related degrees. The selected interns gain valuable hands-on experiences working with full-time AFRL scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research and technology and are able to contribute to unique, research-based projects. 

Depending on the location of the internship, application deadlines will vary.

Benefits:

Contact Information

afrlscholars@epo.usra.edu

REU Sites: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

These are 8 to 10-week summer research programs at various institutions in social sciences, behavioral sciences, or economic sciences. 

Students must contact the individual sites for application information and materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. 

For more information, visit https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5054. 

Contact Information

Contact information varies by site

Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies Student Research Fellowship

The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) is an undergraduate research program committed to conducting high-quality social research in the public interest on issues of national and international importance.

PORES aims to develop a data-driven approach to understanding political outcomes in the United States through public opinion survey research and poll analysis.

Contact Information

PORES email: penn-pores@sas.upenn.edu

Andrew Arenge, Assistant Director of the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies, aarenge@sas.upenn.edu

MindCore: Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Interdisciplinary Mind and Brain Studies

The MindCORE Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania offers a paid ten-week summer research program for undergraduate students from Penn (the Lila R. Gleitman Summer Fellowships) as well as for select students from other institutions. We seek a cohort of students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the mind and brain. Our Program includes one week of workshop-style sessions with faculty as well as a short course in programming, followed by nine weeks of research experience in a MindCORE-affiliated faculty member’s lab.

Contact Information

pennmindcore@sas.upenn.edu

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