The NERS department welcomes new research talent. The department’s faculty, leaders in their fields, attract top-notch graduate students who help drive our broad research program. The CASL project affords students an unprecedented opportunity to make a significant impact on the field of nuclear energy even before they have earned PhDs. Learn more about applying to the NERS graduate program.
Undergraduate research is an important part of the Michigan experience. Students have a range of opportunities to get involved in research within NERS or elsewhere in the University.
- Students at U-M can get a taste of graduate student life through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program (SURE)
- Undergraduates from other institutions who meet diversity requirements can experience research at U-M through the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides a structured research experience for credit or pay through a work-study program. Apply in the spring before your freshman or sophomore year.
Build your own research experience
Most NERS professors welcome motivated undergraduate students who are interested in exploring their area of research. NERS independent study courses 299 and 499 allow students to engage in research for credit as freshmen or sophomores and juniors or seniors, respectively, or some faculty offer lab work for pay. Advice on connecting with NERS research.