Division of Natural Sciences

Non-PLU Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Click here to search National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).

Summer 2017 Student-Researcher Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, 15 February, until 5:00 pm, Wednesday, 15 March.

But wait to complete your Google application form, until you carefully read the information included on this Web site. In order to access some of this information, you need to be logged-in with your assigned e-pass@plu.edu (no aliases.)

 Start with the Student-Researcher Responsibilities to be sure you understand what your commitment would be.

Next, examine the mentors’ Research Projects titles and abstracts.

Then, arrange to meet with several mentors, one-on-one, to ask about their research and what precisely each mentor expects for his or her lab and/or field research projects. If you need to find contact information, select the Mentor Profiles button. Don’t forget to thank the mentors for their time spent with you.

Decide your 1st and 2nd mentor choices to list on your application form.

Now, you are likely ready to complete your application. You can fill in the first questions quickly. Take more time to thoughtfully respond to the latter questions. It is here that you can really shine.

As soon as you submit your form, the mentors have access to see all your information. If a mentor chooses to look at your college transcript, the mentor can find it on Banner Web. Letters of Recommendation are not required for every applicant; however, a mentor has the option of requesting one or more from you.