Undergraduate Research in Physics

Each physics major must complete a one or two-semester project for course credit as part of the degree requirements. In addition, many students are employed as paid research assistants throughout the academic year and summer. Research projects provide essential experience with the equipment and software used in industry and other research laboratories. Results from the research experience are often presented at national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.

The physics faculty at ISU are involved in a wide array of research areas and will often tailor a specific project to meet the particular interests of a student. There are usually opportunities for students at all levels. For more information, check out the summary of current physics research projects being conducted by students and faculty. Students interested in joining a particular project should contact the principle faculty investigator.