There are opportunities for gaining research experience in physics and astronomy while an undergraduate at VU. Some of these opportunities allow the student to work directly with members of the physics and astronomy faculty in the research they are doing. In other instances this might be research done at a national laboratory or at another university research center. Each summer many of our students are engaged in such research activities and tell us about them at our colloquium series in the fall when they return.

Student Researchers in Previous Years

These students did research in summer -- 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Announcements for VU  Research Opportunities

There are many summer student research positions available for summer 2010. The deadline for applying is Feb. 24. Even if you're not 100% sure of your summer plans yet, turn in an application so that you have options available.

Print and turn in this application.

More information can be found here.

Research Opportunities Elsewhere

Visit for a list of NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs around the country.

Brookhaven 2003

Using the Telescope

tricycles at the APS