Summer Programs

Amgen

Amgen Scholars

Caltech's Amgen Scholars program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Amgen Scholarships will be offered in the following fields: biochemistry; bioengineering; bioinformatics; chemical and biomolecular engineering; biopsychology; biotechnology; chemistry; immunology; medical pharmacology; microbiology; molecular genetics; molecular medicine; molecular pharmacology; molecular, cell, and developmental biology; neurobiology; neuroscience; pathology; physiological psychology; physiological science; statistics; toxicology.

Japan Internship

Japan Internship Program

This program offers students the opportunity to become familiar with the development of Japanese company's technology and receive first-hand experience with the development system. Students will also have the opportunity to experience Japanese business culture as well as Japanese culture. Please click here to learn more.

LIGO

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory Research Program (LIGO)

Graduate and undergraduate students actively participate in the R&D program of LIGO. While furthering their education in a research environment, they make important contributions to the progress of the LIGO project. Students benefit from the diversity of scientific and engineering skills represented by the LIGO project's technical staff, including faculty, senior scientists, and engineers, who provide individual guidance and supervision to students.

MURF

MURF

Caltech’s MURF program provides support for talented undergraduates to spend a summer working in a research laboratory on the Caltech campus. The MURF program aims to increase the representation of underrepresented students (such as African American, Latino, and Native American) in science and engineering graduate programs and to make Caltech’s programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. Many MURF students go on to graduate study at Caltech.

NASA Planet

NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program

NASA provides funding for 8 weeks of summer undergraduate research for up to 12 qualified applicants. Selected students work closely with a NASA investigator to learn the details of research in planetary geosciences.

NASA SG

NASA Space Grant

NASA Space Grant is a national consortium that strengthens colleges and universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space science and technology, and related fields and encourages cooperative programs among colleges, universities, business, and federal, state, and local governments. Students in the JPL Space Grant program spend 10 weeks in the summer at JPL.

SURF

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.

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