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Why pursue research as an undergraduate?

Undergraduate Research is a great way to gain experience, prepare for graduate studies, work at the forefront of knowledge and discovery, deepen your understanding of a specific field, make connections with graduate students and faculty members, and boost your resume. 

To learn about research opportunities in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, visit our research opportunities page. Click here for an overview on faculty research areas.

For in-depth information on all of the research groups in the Physics department, go to the research page. See also Departmental Honors.

Undergraduate Research Grants

Get started at the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Learn more about applying for an Undergraduate Research Grant.

The most common grants among physics students are:

For more information, email the Director of Undergraduate Studies at

For advice from Current/Former Physics Majors, join the Facebook Group.