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Undergraduate Research Opportunities 

Experiential learning is one of our top priorities in the Schmidt College of Science. And as a student, you have opportunities at every level to join research experiences with expert faculty in a wide variety of disciplines throughout the College’s eight academic departments. Students pursuing research activities have funding opportunities to support research and academic inquiry. 

Funded Research Opportunities 

Undergraduate Research Grants  

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) 

Contact Your Undergraduate Research Liaison 

You can find the most undergraduate researchers of any college here in the Schmidt College of Science. Our undergraduate students are products of that mission, earning research funding and getting published in scientific journals, as well as gaining valuable skills that prepare them for advanced degrees and in-demand careers. 

Find the contact for your department below to begin your undergraduate research journey.  

College-wide Contacts 
Tobin Hindle, Ph.D., thindle@fau.edu, and Diana Mitsova, Ph.D., dmitsova@fau.edu  

Department of Biological Sciences 
Liscia Manuel, lmanuel@fau.edu  

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
Tito Sempertegui, Ph.D., tsempert@fau.edu 

Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion 
Michael Zourdos, Ph.D., mzourdos@fau.edu  

Department of Geosciences  
Tobin Hindle, Ph.D., thindle@fau.edu  

Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Daniela Nikolova, Ph.D., dpopova@fau.edu  

Department of Physics 
Korey Sorge, Ph.D., ksorge@fau.edu

Department of Psychology 
Kathy Hughes, Ph.D., hughes@fau.edu  

Department of Urban and Regional Planning 
Diana Mitsova, Ph.D., dmitsova@fau.edu 


Science Internship Opportunities 

Pursue meaningful experiences relevant to your major or career goals with an internship. Internships are also a way to make your résumé more competitive when applying to jobs after graduation.  

Learn more about the Science Internship Course, who to contact, and the steps to secure an internship. 

Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry 

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) serves as a centralized support office for students and faculty who are engaged in undergraduate research and inquiry. OURI offers university-wide programs such as undergraduate research grants, the annual undergraduate research symposium, and the undergraduate research journal.  

Learn more about how to get started as an undergraduate researcher. 

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: (561) 297-3292