SPUR – Other UCLA Programs

Additional research programs available at UCLA during the summer.


  • Honors Programs Summer Research Stipends
    Honors Programs offer several research stipends to enable UCLA honor students to carry out scholarly research projects full-time under the tutelage of professor of their choice during the summer.
  • IPAM Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)
    The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA sponsors the Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS). The goal of RIPS is to expose undergraduate students to an industrial research project that requires the application of mathematical principles to solve real-world problems. Each student team is guided by an academic and an industrial mentor who provide guidance with methods and data analysis as well as preparation of reports and team presentations of findings. Industrial sponsors represent high-tech industries, national  laboratories, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Physics and Astronomy Summer Program
    The University of California, Los Angeles, will offer a research experience summer program in Physics and Astronomy in which undergraduate students will work with a faculty mentor, as well as other professors, researchers and graduate students on a research project. All interested students are invited to apply for this 10 week summer program. Participants will gain direct experience by working in ongoing experimental or theoretical research programs in plasma and beam physics, solid state physics, astrophysics, high-energy physics and biophysics. All
    students will attend weekly seminars on current in research in physics, machine shop and physics GRE preparation workshops. The experience will culminate with the writing of a report and presentation of findings at a closing Symposium. The program includes social events with participants in other campus research programs, and a camping trip in the Sierras.