Undergraduates have the opportunity to collaborate with a faculty member or a team of peers to design and carry out academic research. If you are interested in conducting research, connect with a faculty member in your department for more information. In addition to intellectual curiosity and hands-on learning, conducting research is excellent preparation for graduate or professional school.
On-campus programs and resources to support undergraduate research training and the presentation of research findings include:
- Seaver Summer Opportunities for Advanced Research (SOAR)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Program
- Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
- Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
- Rains Research Assistant Program
External Summer Opportunities
Outside of LMU, undergraduate students may apply for a REU, a Research Experience for Undergraduates, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Participation in a REU occurs over the summer and the host institutions vary by topic and geographic region. Visit the NSF REU website for a complete list of REU opportunities.
Once you find an REU program of interest, it's important to look into the research projects that will be conducted that summer. This information is unique to each school, so be sure to click on the host school link for details.
In addition to REU opportunities, other programs to consider include: