STEM research opportunities

STEM research opportunities

URAP - Undergraduate Research at UCB

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) is designed to involve Berkeley undergraduates more deeply in the research life of the University. The Program provides opportunities for you to work with faculty on the cutting edge research projects for which Berkeley is world-renowned. Working closely with faculty, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in areas of special interest, while experiencing what it means to be part of an intellectual community engaged in research.

Use your Winter and Spring Breaks for Science

Enjoy a couple weeks in December with family and friends but January can offer the chance for field training, visiting research labs, joining a professional organization or attending a conference. Spring Break offers another opportunity. Plan ahead and check with Study Abroad and our very own Career Center. Read their advice:

Apply your Science - Attending the AGU Conference in SF in December

Attend the American Geoscientists Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco held during the first week of December. It offers over 300 presentations of research being done across the country related to the physical sciences. They offer a special student rate to attend which doubles after the November 1st regisration deadline.

Mathematical Science Research Institute - Undergraduate Program MSRI-UP

The Mathematical Science Research Institute - Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP) is a comprehensive summer program designed for undergraduate students who have completed two years of university-level mathematics courses and would like to conduct research in the mathematical sciences. Please note that due to funding restrictions, only U.S.

Department of Energy Internships

These student programs allow participants taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, two- or four- year college or university, graduate or professional school to be part of a cooperative-learning environment.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) for 2015

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to purse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories.

CalTeach Summer Research Institute


The Cal Teach Summer Research Institute is a nine-week program for math, science, and engineering undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in education, and is open to students from across the UC system who will have completed at least 60 units..


Why Attending Instructor and GSI Office Hours are Important to You

Are you just entering Cal as a first year or transfer?  Please be sure to start attending office hours. This is an important investment in more ways than one. Sure it can help to improve your understanding of what professors and graduate student instructors (GSI's) expect of you in classes, labs and sections.

More than 800 Opportunities for Funding, Mentoring and Research

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Use their website to search more than 800 different opportunities for research, mentoring and funding. It is easy to use and organized first by level of study (i.e.


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