Summer Research in Physics

Each summer, Wesleyan University offers research fellowships for First-Year, Sophomores and Juniors to conduct research in the sciences with Wesleyan science faculty who serve as mentors in their laboratories.  In addition to laboratory work, the program also includes seminars, workshops, a symposium, social events, and a closing poster session.  The paid program runs from approximately June 1 to the end of July.  Interested students must apply online.  The application will be available in January and will require a letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor.  The deadline is typically the first week of March to be eligible for the Summer Fellowship Program.  Click here for more information on the program, including the on-line application form.

Research Groups and Facilities

Experimental Condensed Matter and Biophysics

Experimental Atomic and Molecular Physics

Theoretical and Computational Physics

Get involved!

Check out the research summaries outside of room 201 and talk to faculty.

Undergraduates please note: The National Science Foundation also funds a large number of summer research opportunities through their REU program. Please see for more information and a searchable list of currently active programs.