Additional Research Programs and Opportunities

There are numerous ways undergraduate students at Michigan Tech can get involved with groundbreaking research. There are paid, volunteer, and for-credit opportunities across all colleges and majors—all of which can count toward your Honors requirements. The following external opportunities have varying open application periods. We recommend you check the program website provided for specific deadlines.  


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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a program dedicated to equipping undergraduate students with the appropriate funding and mentorship to pursue research of topics from various fields, mainly focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

 


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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is for sophmores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.


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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Challenge Program

Consider applying for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Challenge Program, an innovative new program designed to give undergraduates an early start on the scientific process and solving real world science problems. The program is a 10-week summer internship that awards winning candidates a competitive weekly stipend, furnished housing, and travel assistance to and from ORNL.


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Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program

The URAP provides undergraduate students with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Through this commuter program students will develop skills in Army critical science and engineering research areas in a university lab setting to prepare them for the next steps of their educational and professional career.


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College Qualified Leaders Program

The CQL program matches practicing DoD scientists with talented college students creating a direct mentor-student relationship, providing participants with training that is unparalleled at most colleges. CQL fosters desire in its participants to pursue further training and careers in STEM. There is no deadline to apply. Applications may be submitted throughout the year.


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Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School

The Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School (LADSS) focuses a select group of students on the multi-disciplinary field of dynamics, spanning electrical, mechanical, structural and cyber-physical systems. Cyber-physical systems are defined by the National Science Foundation as “engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components."


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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The mission of the MLEF program is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals. Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.


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Superior Ideas

Superior Ideas helps bring university research and public service projects to life. Through Superior Ideas, researchers spread the word of their projects—and gain funding along the way. Fund your research internship using this innovative crowd-sourcing tool.


The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science provides information on several other international research funding opportunities.