Several NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs allow students to actively participate in research in a specific field. Students engage in faculty-supervised research and receive a stipend, travel and living expenses.

Materials Research in Liquid Crystals - Soft Materials Research Center REU

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), Department of Physics - Solar and Space Physics REU Program

STROBE NSF Science and Technology Center - Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Department of Physics - JILA/Physics REU

Leadership Alliance - Summer Research - Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

SOARS - Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science

Summer Research Internship Program in the Geosciences - Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for Students (RESESS)

SMART students at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium

Other Summer Research Opportunities Outside Colorado


Amgen Scholar Program


Pathways to Science