Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate research is an important part of the Michigan experience. Students have a range of opportunities to get involved in research within NERS or elsewhere at U-M.

Summer Programs

Fall/Winter Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides a structured research experience for credit or pay through a work-study program. Apply in the spring before your freshman or sophomore year.

Build Your Own Research Experience

NERS professors welcome motivated undergraduate students who are interested in exploring their area of research. NERS independent study courses 299 and 499 allow students to engage in research for credit as freshmen or sophomores and juniors or seniors, respectively, and some faculty offer lab work for pay. Find Out More.

Request More Info

For more information on the NERS Undergraduate Program, please contact Khan Nguyen, our Recruiting and Outreach Coordinator, or complete the form. Current U-M students can schedule an appointment to meet with Michelle Sonderman, our Undergraduate Program Manager.

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