Student Research Opportunities

The School of Science, Math and Engineering has many opportunities for students to participate in summer research experiences. Most research internships at area universities and national laboratories include stipends and housing during the research experience.  To learn more about these opportunities click on the links provided and/or contact the listed SJC faculty who oversee the research opportunity. 

7-week program in natural resource management for students with tribal backgrounds.   June 26-Aug 11, 2023.

Application Deadline:   Feb 19, 2023

A unique training program in public health prevention research in Native communities.

Applications considered on first-come, first-served basis beginning Feb 1, 2023 with final application deadline March 24, 2023.


Multiple Summer Internship and other outdoor opportunities. 


Southwest Conservation Corps

Application Deadline: February 13, 2023

BYU Chemistry Summer Research Experience

Application Deadline: February 13, 2023

BYU Physics Summer Research Experience

Opportunities in Astronomy, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, engineering, and others.

Application Deadline: TBA


University of Texas Summer Research Programs

Summer Internship and other outdoor conservation opportunities

Applications accepted on a rolling schedule. Click on the link above to find what opportunities are available and where their associated application deadlines are. 

Stewards Legacy

Through CCI, undergraduate students discover science and technology careers at DOE National Laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from intern to employment. Interns work directly with National Laboratory scientists and engineers, assisting them on research or technology projects that support the DOE mission.

Summer 2023:

Application Open: October 18

Application Deadline: January 10, 2023

Fall 2023:

Application Open: March 15

Application Deadline: May 25, 2023

 Department of Energy Community College Internship Program 

Quantum Undergraduate Research at the Center or High Technology Materials (UNM)

May 30-August 4, 2023

UNM Main Campus - Albuquerque

Application Deadline: March 17, 2023


Summer Internships in GeoSciences

Boulder, Colorado

Application Due Date: February 8, 2023


Georgia Tech

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

Atmospheric Science, Oceanography and Geosciences Undergraduate Research

Bridges to Baccalaureate Program

Contact Dr. Veronica Evans for more information.


Email Dr. Veronica Evans

Application Deadline: TBA (Expected January 2023)

New Mexico Tech - INTENSE Research Experience

Contact Professor John Reese for more information: 

NM-AMP Summer Research Opportunities

SJC INBRE Summer Research 

Contact Dr. Eric Miller for more information.


Email Dr. Eric Miller

Past Research Projects

2021 Geo-Launchpad

Jimmy Swift completed the project "Exploration of Open Science Practices within the Geosciences" with project mentor Sky Bristol (USGS).

Patrick Walston completed the project "Compiling and Creating Recommended Practices for the Preservation of Geological Data to Promote the FAIR principles." with project mentors Lindsay Powers and Michaela Johnson (USGS).

FOCUSS Project- Electrodeposition Using Acoustic Excitation

For the summer 2014 research project, students studied the electrodeposition of copper, copper chloride, and silicon using acoustic excitation. Electrodeposition (also known as electroplating), of coatings and films, is used in making a broad range of products and devices.

NM IBRE Grant- Silicon

This research project focused on synthesizing silicon and organic (plastic) electronic conductors. This area of research, integrated with other research areas into a single project, is directed at treating blindness through retina prosthesis (artificial retina replacement structures).

Herbarium- Four Corners Flora Research

The Bolack San Juan Basin Flora Project is a project under that auspices of the SJC Herbarium, supported, in part by the Bolack Foundation, Bureau of Land Management, BHP Minerals, Annabelle Friddle and Burlington Resources in cooperation with Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri.

Totah Bolack B-Square Ranch Archaeological Project

Tommy Bolack contacted San Juan College in 1998 to revive his long-lived hope of better understanding the Anasazi culture living in the Totah area of northwestern New Mexico. His hopes are to research the substantial artifact assemblage which has been collected from the B-Square Ranch through the years.