NOTE: Application for admission to the 2020 WISER/MURE/FURP undergraduate research programs is closed.
- WISER: Women in Science and Engineering Research
Available to first-year women.
- MURE: Minority Undergraduate Research Experience
Available to underrepresented minority students (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) who are first-year, sophomores, or juniors.
- FURP: First-year Undergraduate Research Program
Available to all first-year students; those with economic hardship are encouraged to apply.
The WISER/MURE/FURP internship programs at Penn State – University Park offer research experiences and mentoring in labs within eight Colleges: Earth and Mineral Sciences, Education, Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Liberal Arts, Information Sciences and Technology, and the Eberly College of Science. View participating SP20/FA20 labs here.
These two-semester internship experiences (spring and fall of one calendar year) offer students the opportunity to collaborate with a research team, learn the language of research, and use high-tech equipment.