The Natural Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program includes student-faculty research projects in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, mathematics, and physics. PLU faculty mentors engage with and guide PLU student researchers, one-on-one and as a laboratory team, while the student researchers carry out research and present their findings orally and in poster form. To experience participating in the natural sciences research community, student researchers gather for weekly professional development opportunities. Mentors facilitate these activities and presentations. In the competitive selection process, approximately one-third to one-half of student applicants are awarded fellowships.