Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

Undergraduate Research

Whether you enjoy making measurements in the lab, analyzing data and modeling processes through computing, or collecting samples in the field, there are research opportunities in DEEPS that will let you develop your interests.

The DEEPS faculty conduct internationally recognized research at the forefront of their fields. Undergraduate students participate actively in this research, experiencing the excitement of discovery with faculty and the grad students and postdocs in their research groups.  Undergraduates can get involved in research during the summer or the academic year, through paid positions (either UTRAs or direct support from faculty research grants) or Independent Research Project courses.

Through research, students get meaningful hands-on experience as well as a chance to assess various career options. It is common for undergraduates to present their research at national science meetings such as the American Geophysical Union meeting and the Lunar and Planetary Science Meeting, and for undergraduate research to be published.

The Sarah LaMendola Undergraduate Research Award provides support for undergraduate research in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University. It was established in honor of the memory of Sarah LaMendola ’04 through the generosity of her family and friends.
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