STEM Research Programs for Students

  • Cornell LSAMP REU Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Cornell University’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation offers a summer research experience for engineering undergraduate transfer students. Participants work one-on-one with distinguished Cornell faculty and staff to conduct and present research projects over the course of a 10-week internship.
  • UPenn Summer Undergraduate research in Engineering (SURE). University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) offers a summer research opportunity for talented engineering transfer students to seek hands-on research experience at Penn’s highly regarded, state-of-the-art facilities in fields like robotics and computer animation, nanotechnology, genomics and biotechnology.
  • EPA Research Fellowship Opportunities. Geared toward environmental science, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Research Fellowship Opportunities offers STEM students in a variety of fields undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, paid summer internships at EPA labs and facilities, as well as help with tuition, living expenses, and other means of support.
  • US DOE/FE Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Internship Program. The U.S. Department of Energy of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE) offers  an annual 10-week summer internship that provides research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate female and minority students pursuing STEM majors. Students work in one of several locations, including national libraries, gain experience with federal employment and DOE/FE mission-related research programs, and receive a weekly stipend according to their level of education. At the end of the internship, students present their research projects at a technical forum.
  • CNAS Summer Bridge to Research Program. The objectives of the program are to increase support and acclimation of STEM transfer students to UC Riverside through faculty-mentored research projects, transition success workshops, as well as academic and professional skill building activities. Students are also eligible for a $5,000 Stipend.
  • STEM Summer Intensive Transfer Experience. Participants are immersed in science preparation; learn vital information on science research; interact with faculty; visit labs; and exposed to support programs for science majors.
  • Summer Research Program-Building Bridges across Riverside. This USDA funded $294,000, three-year project will provide RCCD students from underrepresented backgrounds an experiential learning opportunity in cutting-edge water quality research and exposure to a four-year college environment at UCR. The intention is that this experience motivates students to pursue a career in science and engineering.
  • MyBest at the University of California, Riverside. This full-year interdisciplinary program provides opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in science and engineering.
  • NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS). NCAS gives community college STEM students an authentic NASA experience and encourages them to finish a 2-year degree or transfer to a 4-year university to pursue a NASA-related field or career.