UA Researchers

Note: This database is a list of faculty who welcome undergraduate students into their research projects. It is up to faculty to keep this list updated.
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Students may also search for research positions, events, and opportunities in Handshake.

Faculty Members: For more information on updating your information in the faculty database please visit ur.arizona.edu/update. For help listing active undergraduate research opportunities in Handshake, contact Kelley Merriam-Castro at kmerriam@arizona.edu.
Name Department Offering Research Opportunities? Types of Opportunities Prereqssort descending Research Location End Date
Stuart Craig
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Yes
Paid
The lab performs high-speed/hypersonic wind tunnel experiments. No hard prerequisites, at least 1 year of undergrad preferred. Positions are competitive and the number of openings varies.
Tucson main campus
Martha Whitaker
Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Yes
For Credit
The only prerequisite for the class is Calculus I
Other
Elena Plante
Speech Language and Hearing Sciences
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
There are opportunities for students at different levels. Task-related training is provided.
Tucson main campus
Frank Brosius III
Medicine
Yes
Not given
These opportunities are exclusively through our NIH funded R25 grant for which I serve as one of 4 PIs. There are annual requests for applications to the undergraduate research program.
Other
Rebecca Schomer
The School of Plant Sciences
Yes
Paid
UBRP
Tucson main campus
Karen Weihs
Psychiatry
Yes
Paid
undergraduate enrolled
Tucson main campus
08/2026
Chicheng Zhang
Computer Science
Yes
Volunteer
For Credit
undergraduate probability and statistics, basic programming, algorithm design
Tucson main campus
Mary Wildner-Bassett
German Studies
Yes
For Credit
Upper division undergraduate course status.
Tucson main campus
Michael Gilbert
Mathematics
Yes
Volunteer
Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability
Tucson main campus
Erik Asphaug
Planetary Sciences
Yes
Paid
Vector calculus, two years of physics, proficiency in computer programming, demonstrated proficiency at writing
Tucson main campus
Robin Polt
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Yes
Paid
Volunteer
For Credit
We ONLY accept Freshmen and Sophomores.
Tucson main campus