Wiess School of Natural Sciences
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Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Earth Science
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Physics & Astronomy

Research Opportunities

To enhance the undergraduate experience, produce even more technically competitive undergraduates in pursuit of their career goals, and to help distinctly realize the new Vision of the Second Century, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences has created a strategic plan for expanding undergraduate research experiences. A school with marked prestige in research, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences is surprisingly “obsessed” with the undergraduate experience. Currently more than 60% of our students are engaged in an undergraduate research experience. Indeed, the tradition of undergraduate involvement in research has thrived for decades. With a President and administration equally devoted to strengthening this focus, additional opportunities have arisen for donors to fund summer and academic year research experiences, student field trips, research travel stipends, seminars, team research funds and prizes, or almost any item imaginable that connects undergraduate students to the exciting research environment in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences.

For more information about research opportunities at Rice University:

Office of Fellowships and Undergraduate Research

Center for Civic Leadership

        NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and National Defense S&E Graduate Fellowship