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.