There are several ways to get paid for the research you do. Here are the more common ways that students work toward:
One of the best parts of doing research is presenting at conferences.
Here are some opportunities available to students at the U:
- Department Research Symposium (spring)
- Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) at the U in the spring
- Posters on the Hill (February)
- Utah Conference for Undergraduate Research (UCUR)
- National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
- SPS Meetings, including PHYSCon (November) and Zone Meetings
- American Physical Society (APS) Future of Physics Days
Make sure to include your presentations on your resume and curriculum vitae (CV)!
You can also ask your research mentor about opportunities to submit your work for publication.
National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.
To search for an REU site or for more information about REUs, click here.
For information about our department's REU offerings, click here.