Discover research opportunities in FSU departments and colleges by talking to faculty and exploring their websites. Below is a list of other opportunities at FSU and around the US.
A recent FSU student developed a large database of student research/presentation opportunities, and it is available free to FSU students: Student Opportunity Center.
If your major or department does not appear on this list, you can still contact faculty individually to set up a research assistantship.
- Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Computer Science
- Political Science
- Social Science
- Scientific Computing
- NSF REU Summer Program: Summer Research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory - A ten-week summer research experience at the Mag Lab at Florida State.
- NSF REU Summer Program: Multi-physics of Active Systems and Structures (MASS) at FSU - A ten-week summer research experience through FSU's Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics, and Energy Center.
- NSF REU Summer Program: Retaining Engineers Through Research Entrepreneurship and Advanced-materials Training (RETREAT) - A ten-week program at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.
- Florida State CompuStat Group
Fosters interaction among Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Biological Science, Chemistry, and Medicine at FSU.
- Science Career Center's Summer Internship List
This list currently has 100+ undergraduate summer research internships available to college students for the summer, and internships are being added regularly. This list has stood out in the scientific community because there are opportunities in all fields of science.
- Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships
ORAU (http://www.orau.org ) is a consortium of 97 PhD granting institutions administering a very large portfolio of internship, fellowship, scholarship, and research experience opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students and recent degree recipients. There are over one thousand opportunities for undergraduates. Here is a short powerpoint introduction (2.3 MB)
- The National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REUs): REUs are funded ten-week structured STEM summer research programs that take place at various universities.
- There are many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research around the US and abroad. Daily we discover new opportunities for students and post them on our Facebook page. Please “Like” our Facebook page to find out about more opportunities.
After working hard on an original research project you may want to consider sharing your results with the scholarly community. It may sound like a daunting task to have your work published, but the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement is here to help!
The most relevant opportunity is the Florida State University Undergraduate Research Journal known as “The Owl.” This student-run journal provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase your work to the community. Please visit their website for details.
Provided below are links to a variety of other scholarly journals that promote undergraduate research:
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