The NERS department welcomes new research talent. The faculty, leaders in their fields, attract top-notch graduate students who help drive our broad research program. The CASL project affords students an unprecedented opportunity to make a significant impact on the field of nuclear energy even before earning PhDs. Learn more about applying to the NERS graduate program.
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.
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.
Most 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
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences